Basic Information
Abstract Number: 300-2    
Author Name: David C Brock Affiliation: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Session Title: Chemical Heritage Foundation - New Perspectives on the History of Infrared Instrumentation
Event Type: Symposia
Event Title: Synthetic Rubber, Spectros and War: The Start of Beckman Instruments in IR
Presider(s): Ulrych, Richard Start Time: 09:10 AM ( Slot # 3 )
Date: Monday, March 9th, 2015 Location: 245
Keywords: History of Chemistry, Infrared and Raman, Instrumentation, Spectrophotometry

Gallwas, GeraldArnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation

Abstract Content
This talk will examine the development of IR instruments at Beckman Instruments at the behest of the US government and in support of the national synthetic rubber effort. The talk will treat how and what decisions were made to create an instrument that could provide standard readings that could be easily shared between the researchers on this major military effort.