Effects of increased solar ultraviolet radiation on materials.

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Synthetic polymers such as plastics, as well as naturally occurring polymer materials such as wood, are extensively used in building construction and other outdoor applications where they are routinely exposed to sunlight. The UV-B content in sunlight is well known to affect adversely the mechanical properties of these materials, limiting their useful life… (More)

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@article{Andrady1998EffectsOI, title={Effects of increased solar ultraviolet radiation on materials.}, author={Anthony L Andrady and Shahd H M Hamid and X. Hu and Arisu Torikai}, journal={Journal of photochemistry and photobiology. B, Biology}, year={1998}, volume={46 1-3}, pages={96-103} }