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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 595;

Static and Wind-on Performance of Polymer-Based Pressure-Sensitive Paints Using Platinum and Ruthenium as the Luminophore

Division of Aerospace Sciences, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK
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Academic Editor: Vittorio M. N. Passaro
Received: 28 January 2016 / Revised: 17 April 2016 / Accepted: 20 April 2016 / Published: 26 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Section Physical Sensors)
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An experimental study has been conducted to investigate the static and wind-on performance of two in-house-developed polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints. Platinum tetrakis (pentafluorophenyl) porphyrin and tris-bathophenanthroline ruthenium II are used as the luminophores of these two polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints. The pressure and temperature sensitivity and the photo-degradation rate of these two pressure-sensitive paints have been investigated. In the wind tunnel test, it was observed that the normalised intensity ratio of both polymer-based pressure-sensitive paints being studied decreases with increasing the number of wind tunnel runs. The exact reason that leads to the occurrence of this phenomenon is unclear, but it is deduced that the luminophore is either removed or deactivated by the incoming flow during a wind tunnel test. View Full-Text
Keywords: pressure-sensitive paints; contour bumps; supersonic free-stream pressure-sensitive paints; contour bumps; supersonic free-stream

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Lo, K.H.; Kontis, K. Static and Wind-on Performance of Polymer-Based Pressure-Sensitive Paints Using Platinum and Ruthenium as the Luminophore. Sensors 2016, 16, 595.

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