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Title: Qualification of Automated Low-Field NMR Relaxometry for Quality Control of Polymers in a Production Setting

Abstract

Implementation of a low field time-domain NMR scanner as a diagnostic tool in the production of new polymer components is described in the context of qualification of a new QA/QC device. A study to determine the optimal experimental parameters was performed and a robotic autosampler was built to enable scanning of multiple pads. Relationships between T{sub 2} values and physical properties of DC745 slabs were investigated, and the appropriate sampling parameters for the production setting were determined. Two versions of a robotic autosampler were built, and for the component described here a fourth radial axis was required in addition to traditional X, Y, and Z movement to eliminate the large variability in T{sub 2} due to inconsistent sample coverage caused by complex rib geometry of the component. Data show that with appropriate choice of experimental conditions of the NMR detector and the detection geometry of the robotic autosampler, sufficient resolution of variations in crosslink density on the millimeter scale could be determined. All data to date demonstrates that low-field NMR devices are a feasible tool for use in production settings for non-destructive quality control of polymer components.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
920877
Report Number(s):
UCRL-JRNL-231834
Journal ID: ISSN 0142-9418; POTEDZ; TRN: US200805%%226
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Polymer Testing, vol. 26, n/a, December 1, 2007, pp. 1015-1024; Journal Volume: 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; DETECTION; GEOMETRY; IMPLEMENTATION; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; POLYMERS; PRODUCTION; QUALITY CONTROL; RESOLUTION; SAMPLING

Citation Formats

Chinn, S, Cook-Tendulkar, A, Maxwell, R, Wheeler, H, Wilson, M, and Xie, Z. Qualification of Automated Low-Field NMR Relaxometry for Quality Control of Polymers in a Production Setting. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2007.07.005.
Chinn, S, Cook-Tendulkar, A, Maxwell, R, Wheeler, H, Wilson, M, & Xie, Z. Qualification of Automated Low-Field NMR Relaxometry for Quality Control of Polymers in a Production Setting. United States. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2007.07.005.
Chinn, S, Cook-Tendulkar, A, Maxwell, R, Wheeler, H, Wilson, M, and Xie, Z. Fri . "Qualification of Automated Low-Field NMR Relaxometry for Quality Control of Polymers in a Production Setting". United States. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2007.07.005. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/920877.
@article{osti_920877,
title = {Qualification of Automated Low-Field NMR Relaxometry for Quality Control of Polymers in a Production Setting},
author = {Chinn, S and Cook-Tendulkar, A and Maxwell, R and Wheeler, H and Wilson, M and Xie, Z},
abstractNote = {Implementation of a low field time-domain NMR scanner as a diagnostic tool in the production of new polymer components is described in the context of qualification of a new QA/QC device. A study to determine the optimal experimental parameters was performed and a robotic autosampler was built to enable scanning of multiple pads. Relationships between T{sub 2} values and physical properties of DC745 slabs were investigated, and the appropriate sampling parameters for the production setting were determined. Two versions of a robotic autosampler were built, and for the component described here a fourth radial axis was required in addition to traditional X, Y, and Z movement to eliminate the large variability in T{sub 2} due to inconsistent sample coverage caused by complex rib geometry of the component. Data show that with appropriate choice of experimental conditions of the NMR detector and the detection geometry of the robotic autosampler, sufficient resolution of variations in crosslink density on the millimeter scale could be determined. All data to date demonstrates that low-field NMR devices are a feasible tool for use in production settings for non-destructive quality control of polymer components.},
doi = {10.1016/j.polymertesting.2007.07.005},
journal = {Polymer Testing, vol. 26, n/a, December 1, 2007, pp. 1015-1024},
number = ,
volume = 26,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri May 11 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri May 11 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}