Accession Number : ADA584669


Title :   Preparation of Chemical Samples On Relevant Surfaces Using Inkjet Technology


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 2010-Sep 2012


Corporate Author : ARMY EDGEWOOD CHEMICAL BIOLOGICAL CENTER APG MD


Personal Author(s) : Moon, Raphael P ; Guicheteau, Jason A ; Christesen, Steven D ; Fountain,III, Augustus W ; Ginter, Joy ; Tokarz, John ; Green, Norman ; Tripathi, Ashish ; Emmons, Erik ; Hung, Kevin


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a584669.pdf


Report Date : Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 42


Abstract : The Direct Jet 1309 printer (Direct Color Systems, Rocky Hill, CT) was used to generate the modeled distribution of actual chemicals on relevant surfaces. Various chemical simulant characteristics were evaluated for printing suitability. These characteristics included viscosity, surface tension, density, substrate surface energy, and harmfulness to the printer. Quantitative analyses were performed on printed materials. Results showed that the printer produced uniform distributions as well as quantitatively accurate samples within 7% of the predicted amount. When samples were printed on a heated substrate, particles were much smaller and more evenly distributed than at room temperature.


Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL PROPERTIES , *PRINTING EQUIPMENT , *SAMPLING , *SURFACES , CHEMICAL AGENT SIMULANTS , PRINTING


Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Printing and Graphic Arts


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE