Complementary Use of Raman and FT-IR Imaging for the Analysis of Multi-Layer Polymer Composites
3 September 2015
In this application note, FT-IR and dispersive Raman microscopes were used to analyze multilayered polymer composite materials and the benefits of FT-IR and Raman microscopy mapping and imaging for the analysis of layered polymer composites were compared and contrasted. A variety of different industries utilize multi-layered polymer composites specifically engineered for particular performance characteristics. Confirming the composition and integrity of these materials is important both for the industries that manufacture these products as well as for industries that utilize these materials in their own products. The diversity of the materials used and the microscopic construction of these materials requires analytical techniques with unique capabilities.