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: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group
Identification Number: 10.1117/12.390623
Depositing User: Jill Hazard
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2010 14:39
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2010 09:40
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1597

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