Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymers. Principles and Practice

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  • 586 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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For many decades vibrational spectroscopy has occupied a prominent position at the heartland of applied and fundamental polymer research. Vibrational spectroscopy has had, and continues to have, a vital impact in areas ranging from fundamental studies of polymer structure through to the control of manufacturing processes. Infrared (IR) and Raman spectroscopy can be applied to almost any sample form, can be interfaced to almost any desired apparatus or process, and can be configured with high lateral and depth resolution, allowing property and compositional gradients to be probed or imaged in heterogeneous systems. All this can be done using equipment that is a fraction of the cost of the alternatives. Thus, vibrational spectroscopy has much to offer applied and fundamental polymer scientists and analysts in industry and academia, and new and exciting applications of vibrational spectroscopy continue to evolve.

This book draws together contributions from leading researchers and practitioners to provide an up–to–date coverage of the wide–ranging applications of IR and Raman spectroscopy in polymer science. A balanced between discussions of spectroscopic theory, instrumentation, polymer science ad application is presented. For example, the beginner will find both an introduction to basic interpretational skills as well as a detailed discussion of sampling techniques. Similarly, the reader will find a rigorous treatment of the calculation of polymer spectra and the theory underlying the measurement of polymer orientation, while other chapters concentrate mainly on the application of these measurements so as to obtain a better understanding of polymer deformation mechanisms, network structure, product properties, and process measurement.

In summary, this book will provide a high–resolution snapshot of the state of the art of polymer research and measurement using vibrational spectroscopy that will prove useful to both new and established practitioners in the field.

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List of Contributors.

Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Plastics, Polymers and Rubbers by Vibrational Spectroscopy (John M. Chalmers and Neil J. Everall).

Spectra–Structure Correlations: Polymer Spectra (John M. Chalmers).

Measurements of the Chemical Characteristics of Polymers and Rubbers by Vibrational Spectroscopy (F. James Boerio and S. Wirasate).

Measurement of the Physical Characteristics of Polymers by Vibrational Spectroscopy (Kohji Tashiro).

Depth Profiling of Polymers by Vibrational Spectroscopy (Peter M. Fredericks).

Measurement of the Thermal and Solar Properties of Polymers by Vibrational Spectroscopy (M. Papini–Arconada and F. Papini).

Polymer Optical and Dielectric Properties through Vibrational Spectroscopy (D.M. Smith and A.R. Chughtai).

Infrared Linear Dichroism of Polymers (Thierry Buffeteau and Michel Pézolet).

Basic of Orientation Measurement in Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy (Richard Ikeda, Bruce Chase and Neil J. Everall).

Trichroic Infrared Measurements of Orientation (Jack L. Koenig).

Variable–Temperature Rheo–Optical Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy of Polymers (H.W. Siesler, G.G. Hoffmann, O. Kolomiets, F. Pfeifer and M. Zahedi).

Dynamic Infrared Linear Dichroism of Polymers (Peter R. Griffiths and Georgia A. Arbuckle–Keil).

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymer Composites (Kenneth C. Cole).

Application of Vibrational Spectroscopy for the Analysis of Rubber Composites (Liliane Bokobza).

Theory of Vibrational Spectroscopy of Polymers (Chiara Castiglioni).

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Conducting Polymers: Theory and Perspective (Giuseppe Zerbi).

Vibrational Spectroscopy of Conducting Polymers: Fundamentals and Applications (Yukio Furukawa).

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In summary, we hope that this book will provide a snapshot of the state of the art of polymer research and measurement using vibrational spectroscopy that will prove useful to both new and established practitioners in the field.   (International Journal Microstructure & Materials Properties, 2010)

"This is an excellent summary of the current state–of–the–art of the application of vibrational spectroscopy to the study of polymetric systems." (Journal of the American Chemical Society, April 2008)
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