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Small-Angle Scattering for the Industrial Plastics Laboratory - an Overview

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J D. Barnes

Abstract

Small-Angle Scattering (SAS) has been an important fundamental research tool for characterizing the microstructure of polymeric materials since the 1940s. Advances in radiation sources, instrumentation, and computing power over the last 20 years have made these methods much more accessible to industrial laboratories involved in materials development, processing, and quality control, especially for polymers. This presentation provides a condensed guide to recent literature on the application of SAS methods to a variety of polymer materials ranging from molecules in solution, to block copolymers, to fibers and films made from semicrystalline materials, and a variety of other applications. Guidelines for designing SAS experiments to extract the maximum structural information from experiments on these materials are presented.
Citation
SPE ANTEC

Keywords

polymer morphology, review, small-angle scattering

Citation

Barnes, J. (2008), Small-Angle Scattering for the Industrial Plastics Laboratory - an Overview, SPE ANTEC (Accessed May 29, 2024)

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Created October 16, 2008