THREE SURFACE FLUORINATION PROCESSES FOR THE MODIFICATION OF TRANSPARENT PLASTICS STUDY

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Amount:
$497,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
2127
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Polar Materials Inc.
Ben Franklin Tech Ctr-homer Rs, Bethlehem, PA, 18016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr H Ronald Thomas
 (215) 861-0336
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THIS PROPOSAL ADDRESSES THE DIRECT FLUORINATION OF TRANSPARENT PLASTIC MATERIALS TO IMPROVE THE ATMOSPHERIC DEGRADATION AND SOLVENT RESISTANCE FOR USE IN AIRCRAFT WINDSHIELDS AND WINDOWS. THREE LABORATORY DEMONSTRATED PROCESSES: DIRECT FLUORINATION, PLASMA ACTIVATED FLUORINATION, AND PLASMA POLYMERIZATION WILL BE INVESTIGATED IN DETAIL. REACTION CONDITIONS WILL BE OPTIMIZED THROUGH THE USE OF DESIGNED EXPERIMENTS AND CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF THE SURFACE FLUORINATIONS WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH DETAILED X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY STUDIES TO DETERMINE DEPTH OF FLUORINATION, FLUORINATION LEVELS, AND CHEMISTRY OF THE FLUORINATION. ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING WILL INCLUDE SUNLIGHT, HUMIDITY, AND SOLVENT EXPOSURE.

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