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Accelerated Laser Ageing Of Plastics
Author(s): Kenneth G. Snowdon; Stephen Rolt
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Paper Abstract

Novel polymer ageing treatments based on 276 nm and 308 nm excimer laser radiation are reported. Comparison of laser ageing with natural and conventional artificial ageing (weatherometer) treatments has begun. Preliminary results indicate that the laser treatments offer increased acceleration factors 3200:1 to 120,000:1 over natural ageing and 50:1 to 3500:1 over weatherometers. Thus the laser treatments offer the prospect of reducing testing times from several months to a few tens of minutes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950144
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Kenneth G. Snowdon, STC Technology Ltd. (England)
Stephen Rolt, STC Technology Ltd. (England)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1023:
Excimer Lasers and Applications
Dirk Basting, Editor(s)

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