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Effect Of Boration Upon The Stability Of Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Iodine Polarizers
Author(s): R. J. Kostyla; K. J. Abcunas
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Paper Abstract

Enhanced stability of PVA-iodine type polarizers can be effected through esterification of the PVA matrix with boric acid. The extent of esterification, and hence stability, can be greatly influenced by reaction conditions. Conditions examined in this study, and their relative influence, include reaction time and temperature, concentration of the boric acid, pH of the reaction medium, and the reaction medium itself.

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Date Published: 17 May 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0307, Polarizers and Applications, (17 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.965898
Show Author Affiliations
R. J. Kostyla, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
K. J. Abcunas, Polaroid Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0307:
Polarizers and Applications
Giorgio B. Trapani, Editor(s)

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