Accession Number:

AD0683534

Title:

INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF GAMMA-RADIATION ON THE PROCESS OF OXIDATION OF POLYETHYLENE AS DETERMINED BY INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1968-11-08

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Polyethylene 100 microns thick was irradiated using a 60Co source to a dose of 10 to the 5th power to 4 x 10 to the 8th power rads. The sample was kept under vacuum for 20 days and exposed to the air for 5 days. The ir spectrum was detd. and analyzed, and graphical representations illustrating the dependence of the optical density of the bands at 1720, 1465, 1375, and 965cm on the dose are shown. A mechanism to account for the processes of degradation and loss of crystallinity is suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE