OSA's Digital Library

Applied Spectroscopy

Applied Spectroscopy

| PUBLISHED BY SAS — AVAILABLE FROM SAS AND OSA

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1989
  • pp: 791–794

The Infrared Analysis of Polyethylene Terephthalate Fibers and of Their Strength as Related to Sample Preparation and to Particle Size

R. O. Carter, K. R. Carduner, M. C. Paputa Peck, and D. H. Motry

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 43, Issue 5, pp. 791-794 (1989)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (442 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

An explanation is presented for the broadening of intense spectral features observed in the infrared spectra of polyethylene terephthalate fibers prepared as KBr pellets. Since band broadening occurs in the spectra of stronger, undegraded fiber, it is proposed that, the stronger the fiber, the more the difficulty one has in pulverizing the sample. Larger particles result from undegraded polyester, which lead to broader bands for intense features. The local sample pathlength in the region of the large particles is greater than that for small particles, which can be more homogeneously mixed. Fiber samples can also be presented to an infrared microscope either "as is" or flattened. Striking differences exist between spectra for flattened and round fibers that were otherwise similar.

Citation
R. O. Carter, K. R. Carduner, M. C. Paputa Peck, and D. H. Motry, "The Infrared Analysis of Polyethylene Terephthalate Fibers and of Their Strength as Related to Sample Preparation and to Particle Size," Appl. Spectrosc. 43, 791-794 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/as/abstract.cfm?URI=as-43-5-791


Sort:  Journal  |  Reset

References

References are not available for this paper.

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited