Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2019
Volume 64, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 4–8, 2019; Boston, Massachusetts
Session A52: Advanced Morphological Characterization of Polymers I: Imaging
8:00 AM–10:48 AM,
Monday, March 4, 2019
BCEC Room: 253B
Sponsoring Unit: DPOLY
Chair: Xiaodan Gu, University of Southern Mississippi
Abstract: A52.00007 : nano-FTIR nanoscopy based identification of polymers at the 10nm length scale
9:12 AM–9:24 AM
Applying nano-FITR near-field spectroscopy to measure the spectroscopic signature enables identification of i.e. polymers at a spatial resolution given only by the size of the AFM tip . For example, nano-FTIR spectra of a phase-separated PS/LDPE polymer blend of only 50nm thickness enable to identify the samples polymer materials.
Results presented demonstrate that nano-FTIR can be an ideal analysis method to characterize complex material systems and to identify polymer materials at the nanoscale spatial resolution and unmatched sensitivity.
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