Characterization at the nanoscale can help you find answers.
With X-ray scattering in your lab, you can for example:
- Determine the phase of self-assembled block-copolymers or liquid crystalline polymers
- Reveal spatially resolved structural variations due to processing such as injection molding
- Test the tensile properties of plastics or follow the degree of crystallinity during controlled cooling
- Investigate thickness and morphology of polymer and composite films
- Characterize the size, shape and distribution of rubber-fillers or polymeric colloids and micelles in dispersion
Using wide-angle X-ray scattering to measure low-level crystallinity
Determination of crystalline fractions in a polyolefin down to 0.3% during a kinetic experiment using integrated temperature control.
With SAXS and WAXS you can study polymer samples in situ
Internal structure, interfaces, effect of stress and strain, temperature or humidity…
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Analysing polymer nanocomposites with X-ray scattering
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SAXS/WAXS results help elucidate structure-funtion relationships in foams
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Polymer phase transformation
Simultaneous SAXS/WAXS measurements of a semi-crystalline polymer during thermal processing enables determination of route for phase transformation.
Silk fiber nanostructure investigation
SAXS/WAXS measurements enable the determination of the characteristic dimensions and the semi-crystalline structure of Bombyx mori cocoon silk fibers.
Determination of polymer crystallinity
The level of crystallinity of a polyolefin was determined during a kinetic experiment using the Xeuss SAXS/WAXS system in combination with an integrated temperature control stage, the Linkam HFSX350.
Some of our customers
using X-ray scattering for their study of polymers
“ In electron microscopy, you must prepare your sample by slicing and cutting the sample and therefore it gives no chance to study the properties in situ, during for example thermal treatment or mechanical testing . But with SAXS you can do it.”
Prof. Yongfeng Men, CIAC, Chinese Academy of Science
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