Accession Number:

AD0652238

Title:

DETERIORATION OF FIBROUS MATERIALS BY ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM ALA

Report Date:

1961-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Textile and fibrous materials were irradiated in oxygen, nitrogen, and vacua of 0.05 mm and 0.000001 mm. Deterioration of all hydrogen-containing polymers is faster when irradiated in oxygen than when irradiated in nitrogen or in a vacuum. Unlike the other polymers studied, the experimental polymer HT-1 deteriorates more rapidly when irradiated with 369 millimicrons ultraviolet than when irradiated with 244 millimicrons or 314 millimicrons ultraviolet. Fiberglas and fused silica are unaffected by ultraviolet. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Textiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE