Low birefringence measurement in polymers

HAAKE, S. J. (1996). Low birefringence measurement in polymers. In: Proceedings of the VIII international congress on experimental mechanics. Society for experimental mechanics , 3-4.

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Abstract

Many polymer films are filled with particles to either increase the surface roughness or to increase the strength of the film. Occasionally, however, impurities are present in unfilled films and these can cause problems such as tearing. It is possible to use the birefringence in the polymer to try and identify the onset of voiding and tearing. Methods for the determination of low birefringence were studied and a full field automated technique based on phase stepping used to analyse polymers with inclusions.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Congress held on 10-13 June 1996, Nashville, Tennessee USA.
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Sports Engineering Research
Depositing User: Carole Harris
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2010 12:12
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2010 12:12
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2307

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