Thermal Diffusivity Measurement and Photobleaching Study Using Photoacoustic Technique and UV –Visible Fibre Optics Spectrometry

Chan, Kok Sheng (2002) Thermal Diffusivity Measurement and Photobleaching Study Using Photoacoustic Technique and UV –Visible Fibre Optics Spectrometry. Masters thesis, Universiti Pertanian Malaysia.

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Abstract

In recent years, the photoacoustic effects in solid materials, induced by the absorption of intensity-modulated laser radiation, were used as a versatile tool for optical and thermal characterization of a variety of samples. In our work, by using the photoacoustic detection technique, the measurement was first carried out to obtain the thermal diffusivity values of commercial papers (i.e. white paper, drawing paper, filtering paper, wrapping paper, fax paper and press paper), sago starch, chitosan and the blends of sago starch with chitosan. All the measurements for these samples were carried out at room temperature. It was based upon the measurement of the photoacoustic signal as a function of the modulation frequency in the region where the thermal diffusion length equals to the sample thickness.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subject:Thermal diffusivity
Subject:Optoacoustic spectroscopy
Chairman Supervisor:Professor Wan Mahmood Bin Mat Yunus, PhD
Call Number:FSAS 2002 35
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies
ID Code:9508
Deposited By: Muizzudin Kaspol
Deposited On:11 Feb 2011 08:35
Last Modified:18 Jul 2013 07:51

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