24 November 2017 Volatile organic compound and semivolatile organic compound outgassing rates for ethylene propylene diene monomer and fluoropolymer seals
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Abstract
High-power laser facilities, such as Laser MegaJoule, are currently being operated for inertial confinement fusion experiments. Emission of volatile organic compounds (VOC) and moreover semivolatile organic compounds (SVOCs) from seals in laser environment is of tremendous importance for the optics lifetime and laser performance. That is why all the seals were screening in the same conditions: 48 h at 30°C and three successive cycle of 1.5 h at 50°C. This paper focuses on the qualification test performed on three seals: two ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) and one fluoropolymer (FPM). It is shown that the molded and the extruded EPDM do not outgas the same amount neither the same molecules whereas EPDM and FPM outgas nearly the same level of phthalates.
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Isabelle Tovena Pecault, "Volatile organic compound and semivolatile organic compound outgassing rates for ethylene propylene diene monomer and fluoropolymer seals," Optical Engineering 56(11), 115108 (24 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.56.11.115108 . Submission: Received: 29 May 2017; Accepted: 6 November 2017
Received: 29 May 2017; Accepted: 6 November 2017; Published: 24 November 2017
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