Spectroscopic techniques are among the most developed and useful tools for investigating bulk polymers and polymer surfaces. The variety of sepectroscopic analyses possible is very broad, and includes IR, Raman, UV/vis, fluorescence, NMR, EPR, mass spectroscopy, XPS, EELS, electrical, mechanical and ultrasound. These methods can be used to study characteristics such as order and crystallinity, phase transitions, deformation and viscoelasticity, and also surface modification. All these topics as well as modern trends such as the application of electric fields and supercritical fluids, and in-line process monitoring, were discussed at the 14th European Symposium on Polymer Spectroscopy (ESOPS 14) held in Dresden, Germany in September 2001, and are presented in this volume of macromolecular Symposia.
Table of ContentsPreface (K.-J. Eichhorn).
New Insights into the Development of Ordered Structure in Poly(ethylene terephthalate). II Results from Transmission Infrared Spectroscopy of Thin Films (Kenneth C. Cole, et al.).
The Factor Group Splitting Phenomenon: A Vibrational Spectroscopy Approach to Assess Polymer Crystallinity and Crystalline Density (Jose-Maria Lagaron).
Studies on the Heterogeneity of Polymeric Systems by Vibrational Microscopy (G. Ellis).
New Advances on the Characterisation of Polymer Surfaces by HREELS (Manuel Rei Vilar, et al.).
FTIR Studies of Molecular Disorder in Long Chain n-Alkanes: Chain Tilt and Chain End Disorder (D.S.M. de Silva, et al.).
Real-Time FTIR-ATR Spectroscopy of Photopolymerization Reactions (Tom Scherzer).
Infrared Spectroscopy of Electroluminescent Conjugated Polymers (Yukio Furukawa, et al.).
Structure of Polypropylene/Polyethylene Blends Assessed by Polarised PA-FTIR Spectroscopy, Polarised FT Raman Spectroscopy and Confocal Raman Microscopy (Pavel Schmidt, et al.).
Raman Study of Orientational Order in Polymers (Kirill Prokhorov, et al.).
Applications of Electric Fields in NMR (Peter Holstein and Michael Bender).
Characterization of Deformation Behavior of Heterogeneous Polymer Systems Using Spectroscopic and Microscopic Methods (Trinh An Huy, et al.).
Investigation of Slow Dynamic Processes in Natural Abundance Polymeric Systems by Novel 1D-MAS Exchange NMR Methods (Detlef Reichert, et al.).
Two Dimensional Infrared (2D-IR) Spectroscopic Studies of the Viscoelastic Behavior of Liquid Crystalline Polyurethanes (Vasilis G. Gregoriou, et al.).
Contribution of the Dynamic Mechanical Spectroscopy for Studying the Microstructure of Polyimides (Corine Bas).
Determination of the Elastic Moduli of Polymer Films by a New Ultrasonic Reflection Method (Dirk Lellinger, et al.).
Polymers and Supercritical Fluids: Opportunities for Vibrational Spectroscopy (Sergei G. Kazarian).
Self-Modeling Curve Resolution Analysis of On-Line Vibrational Spectra of Polymerisation and Transesterification (Yukihiro Ozaki, et al.).
FT-NIR Monitoring of a Scattering Polyurethane Manufactured by Reactive Injection Molding (RIM): Univariate and Multivariate Analysis versus Kinetic Predictions (J. Dupuy, et al.).
Optical Modification and Metal Complexation of Ultrathin Spin-Coated Polymer Films (S. Trogisch, et al.).
Morphology of a PA/PTFE Blend Studied by Raman Imaging (Andreas Gupper, et al.).
Raman Microspectroscopy Mapping: A Tool for the Characterisation of Polymer Surfaces (Imelda Keen, et al.).
Confocal Micro-Raman Investigation of Multilayer Systems (Marcin Kozanecki, et al.).
Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Chain End Functionalization in ab initio Cationic Polymerisation (Weihong Lang and Steve Rimmer).
Analysis of the End Groups of Poly(methyl methacrylate) (Andrzej Stolarzewicz, et al.).
Raman, X-Ray Diffraction and Differential Scanning Calorimetry Studies of the Melt-Induced Changes in Uncompatibilized and Compatibilized Blends of High-Density Polyethylene and Nylon 12 (Harumi Sato, et al.).
Effective Size and Fractal Dimension of Polyelectrolytes, Determined by Diffusion NMR (Ute B?hme and Ulrich Scheler).
Mapping the Distribution of Components in Formulated Polymeric Membranes Using FTIR-ATR Microscopy (Chris Sammon, et al.).
The Effect of Specific Nucleation on Molecular and Supermolecular Orientation in Isotatic Polypropylene (Jaroslav Ščudla, et al.).