Accession Number:

ADA310743

Title:

Infrared Techniques for Studying Coating Durability and Performance.

Descriptive Note:

Progress rept. Nov 94-Sep 95,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB FORT BELVOIR VA

Report Date:

1996-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This interim report describes the progress of the first stage of this 2-year ARL project. Determining possible infrared characterization techniques to be used in a progressive study of chemical-agent-resistant coating CARC materials was the main effort, using a Fourier transform infrared FT-IR instrument. Attenuated total reflectance ATR technology and other techniques were applied to analyze samples accurately, easily, and cost effectively. Preliminary results show that benefits can be realized in durability studies and weatherability determination of materials.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Chemical, Biological and Radiological Warfare
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE