Deuterated Polymers: Chemical and Physical Properties and Future Prospects.
Interim rept. Jan-May 85,
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC
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In this report the benefits derived from new materials based on fully deuterated polymers are assessed the chemical and physical properties of deuterated polymers are reviewed exhaustively. The new properties of the deuterated polymers, according to the scientific literature, are identified and used to stimulate the production of new devices, technologies, products, and materials for special applications. The literature search conducted identifies each area of science in which deuterated polymers have been used, identifies the purpose and results of such work, and abstracts pertinent data on chemical and physical properties from the studies reviewed. Numerous tables compare the measured properties of a variety of polymers studied, and their deuterated and partially deuterated similarities are presented. Polymer properties related to optical fibers, pyrolytic and oxidative stability, structure, and neutron stopping power are discussed. The goals of this review are to highlight the reported differences in properties between deuterated and undeuterated polymers. In some cases, the potential benefits of these differences will be clear and indeed, some related work has been carried out with specific applications in mind. Generally, it is expected that the data will serve to suggest further development, or to provoke imaginative responses to existing materials needs.
- Polymer Chemistry