ATTENUATED TOTAL REFLECTANCE SPECTROSCOPY OF PAINT VEHICLES
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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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.
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