Raman spectroscopy provides a method to study many chemical bonds but it is particularly sensitive to the study of both homonuclear bonds and backbone vibrations. This sensitivity is especially useful for the study of monomers and polymers.
Raman microscopy or in situ Raman may be used to evaluate and control the level of crystallinity in a polymer during processes, or identify different phases within a polymer blend. Physical properties including density can, in some cases, also be predicted during manufacturing.
In situ measurement is possible using Kaiser’s comprehensive range of sampling interfaces.
Further information on polymers and Raman applications can be found in Handbook of Raman Spectroscopy: From Laboratory to Process Line by Ian R. Lewis and Howell G. M. Edwards, Marcel Dekker, New York, New York (2001)
|Density Mapping of a Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Film||Raman Application Note||AN401|
|Inline Monitoring of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Copolymer with Raman Spectroscopy||Raman Application Note||AN404|
|Microstructural Analysis of Polybutadienes||Raman Application Note||AN403|
|Monitoring Emulsion Polymerization Reactions||Raman Application Note||AN400|
|Raman Spectroscopy for Polymer Analysis||Raman Application Note||AN402|