Preliminary studies into the effect of environmental degradation on the characterisation of automotive clear coats by attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy
|dc.contributor.author||Van Bronswijk, Wilhelm|
|dc.identifier.citation||Sauzier, Georgina and Maric, Mark and van Bronswijk, Wilhelm and Lewis, Simon W. 2013. Preliminary studies into the effect of environmental degradation on the characterisation of automotive clear coats by attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy. Analytical Methods. 5 (19): pp. 4984-4990.|
This paper presents a study into the impact of environmental weathering on the chemometric classification of automotive clear coats. These studies were conducted using attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy, in conjunction with a chemometric model capable of predicting the country of vehicle manufacture for a sample based upon its infrared spectrum. Testing of three samples exposed to environmental conditions found the model to be robust to weathering over at least an eight-month period. However, analysis of 12 samples of unknown prior history found that extreme degradation over at least a 10-year period, or the presence of a post-manufacture (respray) coating, could result in misclassification when relying solely on analysis of the clear coat. It is therefore important that cross-sections comprising the full layer sequence of the paint system are obtained wherever possible, as analysis of the underlying layers may give more comprehensive characterisation.
|dc.publisher||R S C Publications|
|dc.subject||automotive clear coats|
|dc.title||Preliminary studies into the effect of environmental degradation on the characterisation of automotive clear coats by attenuated total reflectance infrared spectroscopy|
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