The effect of near ultraviolet radiation on the morphology of nylon 66

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Barbara Spilker Stowe (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Victor S. Salvin

Abstract: Photodegradation of nylon 66 resulting from outdoor exposure and simulated weather conditions has been reported. Tensile strength losses and photochemical decomposition have been shown to occur on exposure to broad band irradiation. Physical properties of textile materials are intimately related to fiber structure. Therefore, any insights into phenomena which alter that structure, and consequently affect the expected performance of textile goods, would be useful . This study examined the morphology of nylon 66 fibers as affected by near ultraviolet (UV) irradiation in a dry oxygen atmosphere. Ninety percent emission from the irradiation source was at 3500 ± 500 A, a wavelength range found in sunlight at the earth's surface.

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Language: English
Date: 1973
Ultraviolet radiation

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