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The influence of flowing afterglow exposure on the degradation of various polymeric materialsChanges in polymer properties which result after exposure to an atomic oxygen-rich environment of a flowing afterglow are presented. Dynamic mechanical and Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectra as well as scanning electron microscopy micrographs were employed to monitor variations in mechanical properties and chemical and physical structure. Polymers analyzed include polystyrene, PEKK, and a polyester.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Letton, Alan
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Rock, Neil I.
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Williams, Kevin D.
(Texas A&M Univ. College Station, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Langley Research Center, First LDEF Post-Retrieval Symposium Abstracts
Subject Category
Nonmetallic Materials
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Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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