Accession Number:

AD0404468

Title:

ATTENUATED TOTAL REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY OF PAINT VEHICLES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-04-15

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

Certain problems are encountered in using infrared transmission spectroscopy for the quantitative evaluation of paint vehicles therefore, an investigation of attenuated total reflectance spectroscopy was conducted. In thin-film analysis, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to know the sample thickness, knowledge of which is essential in quantitative infrared transmission spectroscopy. The attenuated total reflectance technique eliminates this problem. Therefore, it was concluded that this method is superior to transmission measurements for quantitative evaluation of paint vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Optical Countermeasures

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE