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Photochemical Degradation Of Polymer Films On Metals As Studied By Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
Author(s): John D. Webb; Paul Schissel; Alvin Czanderna; Abdul R. Chughtai; Dwight M. Smith
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Paper Abstract

An experimental approach to the study of polymer film photodegradation by Fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectroscopy, with simultaneous UV irradiation under varying thermal and environmental parameters, has been developed. Reflection spectra from metal-backed polycarbonate films undergoing irradiation in a test chamber illustrate the system's capability. Early degradative events in polycarbonate are revealed by differences in these spectra.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1981
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0289, 1981 Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, (29 October 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932167
Show Author Affiliations
John D. Webb, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
Paul Schissel, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
Alvin Czanderna, Solar Energy Research Institute (United States)
Abdul R. Chughtai, University of Denver (United States)
Dwight M. Smith, University of Denver (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0289:
1981 Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Hajime Sakai, Editor(s)

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