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|1. (WO2017155584) PHOSPHORESCENT FERRO-MAGNETIC PARTICLE FORMULATION AND METHOD OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING THEREWITH|
|Applicants:||ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.
|Inventors:||KILTY, Shawn Michael
|Title:||PHOSPHORESCENT FERRO-MAGNETIC PARTICLE FORMULATION AND METHOD OF NON-DESTRUCTIVE TESTING THEREWITH|
A dispersion of particles is provided that each contain at least one ferromagnetic domain and at least one phosphor domain having a stimulation wavelength, a glow persistence of at least 5 seconds and a visible wavelength emission. A polymeric resin that is transmissive of the stimulation wavelength and the visible wavelength emission coats the ferromagnetic and phosphor domains to define each particle size. A method of non-destructively inspecting a test article applies a dispersion of these particles to a surface of the test article. A magnetic field is then induced including the test article. The surface of the test article is exposed to incident energy adapted to stimulate phosphorescence of the dispersion of particles. With the incident energy exposure ceased, the position of the dispersion of particles on the surface of the test article is imaged. An inspection system for non-destructively inspecting a test article is also provided.