Hazing, streaking, incorrect color
Inclusion, delamination, fish eyes
Roughness, speckles, mars, bubbles
Brittle, cracking, weakness
Diminshed physical properties
Material too hard or too soft
Wear, premature failure
Symptom: Inclusion, delamination, fish eyes
Possible Causes: What could cause this problem?
Poor processing, contamination
Sample Testing Plan: How do you measure?
Isolation of included contaminants
Sample cross-sectioning to view layers
Perform microscopic analysis:
a. FT-IR: ≥5 μm
b. Dispersive Raman: ≥1 μm
Data Analysis Plan: How do you identify the problem?
Search libraries to identify contamination
Change process to avoid contamination
Recommended Configuration: What to use?
Nicolet iN10 FT-IR microscope
OMNIC Specta software for Polymer Labs
DXR Raman microscope
OMNIC Specta software for Raman Analytical
Resources: Learn More
Setting the Benchmark for Confidence and Ease of Use in FT-IR Microscopy white paper
FT-IR Microspectroscopy in Forensic and Crime Lab Analysis application note
Confocal Raman Microscopy Applications application note
Confocal Raman Microscopy Analysis of Multilayer Polymer Films application note
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