The Use of ATR Techniques to Evaluate UV Degradation of Plastics

Author: Gedemer, Thomas J.

Source: Applied Spectroscopy, Volume 19, Issue 5, Pages 141-166 (September 1965) , pp. 141-146(6)

Publisher: Society for Applied Spectroscopy

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The ultraviolet degradation rates of inhibited and uninhibited polycarbonates were determined using attenuated total reflectance techniques of infrared analysis. The changes which occurred are related to possible structural transformations. The degree of degradation was determined as a function of penetration thickness.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Materials Laboratory, Line Material Industries, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201

Publication date: September 1, 1965

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