Volume 6, Issue 6, December 2017, Page: 154-158
Application of Plasma Erosion Technique for Faster Degradation of Coatings and Prediction of Their Durability
Sachin V. Naik, R & T Centre, Asian Paints Ltd, Navi Mumbai, India
Received: Mar. 8, 2017;       Accepted: Apr. 8, 2017;       Published: Nov. 29, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.am.20170606.16      View  2845      Downloads  151
Assessment of durability of coatings is crucial for researcher especially for design of paints which would have service life warranty. As natural exposure takes several months for such studies, there is tendency today to use faster techniques like UV testers and Xenon arc weatherometers. Although these techniques are several times faster than natural exposure, it takes few weeks for coating chemist to observe any degradation. Among quicker techniques, plasma erosion is found to be useful one. Oxygen plasma produces extremely rapid degradation and few hours of exposure to plasma provides effects of several years of natural weathering. Advantages of the technique are speed and plasma equipments are cheaper than weatherometer. Results obtained with plasma erosion technique are found to have good correlation with results of exposure under Xenon arc source.
Ionization, Excitation, Dissociation, Weatherometer, Degradation, Durability, Xenon-Arc
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Sachin V. Naik, Application of Plasma Erosion Technique for Faster Degradation of Coatings and Prediction of Their Durability, Advances in Materials. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 154-158. doi: 10.11648/j.am.20170606.16
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