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FT-IR of Reinforced Plastics
Author(s): Andrew Garton
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Paper Abstract

An internal reflection spectroscopy (IRS) element may be modified by application of thin layers of metal oxides, aramids or carbonised polymers, so that it resembles chemically the surface of reinforcements (eg. glass, carbon, Kevlar) used in the production of reinforced plastics. The first 0.2-1 µm (depending on wavelength) of polymer matrix adjacent to the modified surface may then be examined by FT-IR, using "windows" in the spectra of the coatings. In this way the simulated reinforcement surfaces are shown to modify the chemistry of the thin layer of polymer matrix adjacent to the surface (ie. the interphase). These chemical differences are shown to correlate with property differences in reinforced plastics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 December 1985
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0553, Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy, (20 December 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.970766
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Andrew Garton, National Research Council of Canada (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0553:
Fourier and Computerized Infrared Spectroscopy
David G. Cameron; Jeannette G. Grasselli, Editor(s)

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