3 September 2015 Chemical resistance of optical plastics and resin for level detectors
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A test method was developed to find the ideal optical material that supports the chemical reaction of some fuels. Optical plastics and resin were submerged for long periods of time in reservoirs of ethanol, gasoline, Diesel and biodiesel. The dimensional change and weight change of the submerged samples was measured. A special resin successfully supported the chemical attack of fuels. Samples of acrylic polymer and polycarbonate were used as type of optical plastic.
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Cicero L. Omegna, Cicero L. Omegna, Jonas Fontes Garcia, Jonas Fontes Garcia, Roddy E. Ramos-Gonzáles, Roddy E. Ramos-Gonzáles, Luiz C. Barbosa, Luiz C. Barbosa, } "Chemical resistance of optical plastics and resin for level detectors", Proc. SPIE 9579, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization XVIII, 95790X (3 September 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187232; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187232

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