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Optical Polarizing Effect Of Paper At Submillimetre Wavelengths
Author(s): R Boulay; B Drouin; R Gagnon; P A Belanger; P Bernard
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Paper Abstract

The use of submillimetre (SMM) waves for non destructive testing of paper has already been demonstrated. This report presents the basic results wich led to the use of SMM waves to monitor the fibre orientation anisotropy in paper. The measurement of moisture content and basis weight is also covered. An experiment to test the effect of moisture content on the polarizing properties of paper is presented. Measures were made for three wavelengths (70, 96 and 118 microns) and for moisture content covering the region 0 to 40 %. The effect of bound water to cellulose surface will be introduced to explain the results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0666, Far-Infrared Science and Technology, (26 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938835
Show Author Affiliations
R Boulay, Universite Laval (Canada)
B Drouin, Universite Laval (Canada)
R Gagnon, Universite Laval (Canada)
P A Belanger, Universite Laval (Canada)
P Bernard, Universite d'Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0666:
Far-Infrared Science and Technology
Jerald A. R. Izatt, Editor(s)

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