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System and Method for High Throughput Screening of Plastics for Oxidative Stability

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004366D
Publication Date: 2000-Oct-18

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Abstract

A novel system and method for rapid screening of plastic compositions for thermal stability is described. The system and method comprise a plate 100, which is constructed of metal or ceramic, and can be heated to temperatures as high as 300 degrees C for prolonged periods without change or decomposition. The plate contains a plurality of sample wells 120 on its top. The sample wells are circular with a diameter between one millimeters and two centimeters, and depth at their centers of 0.05 millimeters to one centimeter. The system and method further comprise an infrared sensor 160, which is capable of recording infrared emissions in a spatially resolved fashion from the surface of the plate.