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Title: Characterization of Polymer Blends: Optical Microscopy (*Polarized, Interference and Phase Contrast Microscopy*) and Confocal Microscopy

Chapter 15 surveys the characterization of macro, micro and meso morphologies of polymer blends by optical microscopy. Confocal Microscopy offers the ability to view the three dimensional morphology of polymer blends, popular in characterization of biological systems. Confocal microscopy uses point illumination and a spatial pinhole to eliminate out-of focus light in samples that are thicker than the focal plane.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. ORNL
  2. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1185335
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Book
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, Germany, Germany
Research Org:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL); Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS)
Sponsoring Org:
SC USDOE - Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Polymer blend; microscopy; characterization; thin film