A review of recent trends in polymer characterization using non-destructive vibrational spectroscopic modalities and chemical imaging

  • Mukherjee S
  • Gowen A
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This review focuses on the recent developments in vibrational spectroscopy and chemical imaging (i.e. Raman, Near Infrared, Mid Infrared) to characterize polymers in diverse forms, their behaviour and transient phenomenon. First, important polymeric properties and traditional methods of their characterization are outlined. Then relative advantages & disadvantages have been presented of different characterization methods are presented. This is followed by a detailed review of applications of chemical imaging and spectroscopic techniques in polymer characterization, including the limitations encountered. The article ends with a discussion on the future of chemical imaging with regards to polymer characterization. © 2015 Elsevier B.V.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Characterization
  • Chemical analysis
  • Chemical imaging
  • Chemometrics
  • Hyperspectral Imaging
  • Hyperspectral imaging
  • Infrared devices
  • Multi variate analysis
  • Multivariant analysis
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Polymer characterization
  • Polymers
  • Raman microscopy
  • Raman spectrometry
  • Review
  • Spatial imaging
  • Spectrophotometry, Infrared
  • Spectroscopy
  • Spectrum Analysis, Raman
  • Vibration
  • Vibrational spectroscopy
  • X ray crystallography
  • X ray diffraction
  • X ray photoelectron spectroscopy
  • atomic force microscopy
  • chemical analysis
  • chemistry
  • chemometrics
  • confocal Raman microscopy
  • correlation analysis
  • data processing
  • differential scanning calorimetry
  • gel permeation chromatography
  • imaging
  • infrared spectrophotometry
  • mass spectrometry
  • material coating
  • microscopy
  • near infrared spectroscopy
  • non destructive vibrational spectroscopy
  • nuclear magnetic resonance
  • physical chemistry
  • polymer
  • polymerization
  • priority journal
  • scanning electron microscopy
  • spectroscopy
  • tensile strength
  • thermogravimetry
  • tip enhanced Raman microscopy
  • transmission electron microscopy
  • trend study
  • vibration
  • viscometry

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  • S Mukherjee

  • A Gowen

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