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Multivariate Raman Imaging of Simulated and "Real World" Glass-Reinforced Composites

Volume 50, Number 5 (May 1996) Page 552-557

Stellman, Christopher M.; Booksh, Karl S.; Myrick, Michael L.


A Raman imaging system has been used to investigate chemical and physical homogeneity in interstices of glass-reinforced composites. A protocol for monitoring chemical and physical spatial variations via multivariate statistics has been developed with the use of a simulated composite which provides a well-defined system of known chemical composition and curing conditions. Finally, a preliminary study of a "real world" glass-reinforced composite is presented.