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Feasibility of Using Fluorescent Materials in Product Assurance Applications and for Locating Adhesive Bond Fractures
ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ LARGE CALIBER WEAPON SYSTEMS LAB
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A number of adhesives, coatings, polymers, fluorescent pigments, brighteners, and solvents were surveyed to determine if they are fluorescent, and if so, which wavelengths of light excite them and at which wavelength they emit light. Practical uses of fluorescence are catalogued. The advantages of using fluorescent examination are shown and suggestions are made for its use in quality control applications and in investigating failed adhesive bonds.
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