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Investigation of the Relationship Between Microstructure and Appearance Properties of Coating Materials

Published

Author(s)

Li Piin Sung, Maria E. Nadal, M E. McKnight, J V. Nguyen, C -. Lin

Abstract

A series of experiments was carried out to investigate the relationship between the microstructure and the appearance of coated materials using confocal laser microscopy and optical scattering metrology. Microstructural properties such as surfaces roughness, pigment particle size and size distribution affect optical scattering distribution of the sample, resulting in different appearances. In this presentation, preliminary research on two pigmented coating systems - TiO2 and metallic-flake pigmented coatings - are presented. By integrating measurements and modeling, a methodology for predicting the appearance of a coating from its microstructure and constituents is proposed.
Proceedings Title
Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Annual Meeting | 78th | | Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology; FSCT
Conference Dates
October 18-20, 2000
Conference Title
ICE Proceedings

Keywords

appearance, confocal microscopy, microstructure, optical scattering, pigmented coatings

Citation

Sung, L. , Nadal, M. , McKnight, M. , Nguyen, J. and Lin, C. (2000), Investigation of the Relationship Between Microstructure and Appearance Properties of Coating Materials, Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, Annual Meeting | 78th | | Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology; FSCT, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860269 (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created October 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017