FAILURE ANALYSIS: WHAT INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY CAN TELL YOU

A number of lab techniques can be used to help study coating failures. Certainly, spending some time at a microscope in careful examination of the samples is invaluable and should be the first step in any lab failure analysis investigation. More often than not, however, the next step in the process involves the use of infrared spectroscopy (IS). This article presents a brief introduction into the background and theory of IS as a method of investigating failure analysis. Practical examples of the usefulness of the technique are demonstrated by providing case histories of coating failures where IS was the key technique in solving these problems.

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    Technology Publishing Company

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  • Authors:
    • Weldon, Dwight G
  • Publication Date: 2003-8

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00961768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 30 2003 12:00AM