Identification of Polymers
Raman spectroscopy easily differentiates between different polymers by their unique chemical fingerprint
Synthetic polymers such as plastics, rubbers (elastomers), or fibers play an essential role in daily life. Nowadays, more and more polymer materials are specifically tailored to the needs of the customer with respect to their physical and chemical properties. This makes a detailed analysis crucial for polymer manufacturing as well as processing.
Raman spectroscopy is a non-destructive method to easily and quickly assist in this task. The technique enables the user to identify polymers, detect remaining monomers, or also characterize the polymers with respect to tacticity, conformation, or crystal properties. Thus, Raman spectroscopy is not only useful in the incoming goods inspection of polymer processing industries but can also be used in R&D departments for polymer characterization during synthesis.
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