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Diffuse Reflectance FT-IR Of Surface Modified Kevlar
Author(s): R. Benrashid; G . Tesoro; M. T. McKenzie, Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Diffuse reflectance FT-IR (DRIFT) has been applied to the characterization of surface modified Kevlar 29 and 49 fibers. The surface modifications include amination and sulfonation. The standard DRIFT experiment has been modified in the manner first described by Koenig et.al. 1 who used a KBR overlayer to enhance surface functional IR bands. The results from the DRIFT experiment have been correlated with those from a standard dye test. The results for degree of modification are in reasonable agreement between the two measurement approaches. However, the dye experiment is time-consuming and inconvenient. DRIFT has been shown to be useful in characterizing modified Kevlar surfaces in as-used conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1145, 7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy, (1 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.969552
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R. Benrashid, Polytechnic University (United States)
G . Tesoro, Polytechnic University (United States)
M. T. McKenzie, Jr., duPont Co. Marshall Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1145:
7th Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Spectroscopy

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