Our guest speaker, Greg Meyers of Dow Chemical Company, will discuss Dow’s research in polymer systems using AFM-IR. Dow is using AFM-IR to provide a deeper understanding at the molecular level of polymer systems to observe chemical contrasts in polymeric materials. The ability to obtain IR spectra at high spatial resolutions has allowed them to observe for the first time the subtle and sharp changes in polymeric films, blends, and membranes.
Introduction to AFM-IR technology & recent AFM-IR innovations
Special focus on AFM-IR application in polymer systems
Hybrid multi-layer polymer films
Review of AFM-IR spatial resolution
Chemical characterization of a polymer blend
AFM-IR spectra (left) and morphology (right) of a polymer blend across a rubber/nylon interface, demonstrating the high chemical spatial resolution of AFM-IR.
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