Confocal Raman microscopy for the depth profiling of polymer/polymer and polymer/glass interfaces

SAMMON, C., EATON, P., MURA, C. and YARWOOD, J. (2000). Confocal Raman microscopy for the depth profiling of polymer/polymer and polymer/glass interfaces. In: NGUYEN, C., (ed.) Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications II. Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 4129 . SPIE, 260-271.

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    Abstract

    Confocal Raman microscopy (CRM) has recently developed into a routine tool for the depth profiling of polymeric materials, providing microscopic (molecular) level characterisation of surfaces and interfaces. A spatial resolution of 1 - 2 mum is easily attainable with modern instrumentation. The use of such an instrument is illustrated by describing recent work from the author's laboratory. 1 The distribution and redistribution of small molecules in polymeric materials. 2 The measurement of concentration gradients at a polymer-polymer interface. 3 The probing of a diffusion of a silane primer to a polymer/glass interface. 4 The quantification of the surface selectivity of chemical treatments for modification of polymer surface properties. It is demonstrated that the technique has tremendous potential as a tool for future materials analysis across a broad area.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: 2nd International Conference on Subsurface Sensing Technologies and Applications July 31-Aug. 03, 2000 San Diego, Calif. ISSN: 0277-786X
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.390623
    Page Range: 260-271
    Depositing User: Jill Hazard
    Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 13:39
    Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 12:46
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1597

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