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Practical analysis of polymers with depth varying compositions using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (plenary)
Review of Scientific Instruments
  • John F. McClelland, Iowa State University
  • Roger W. Jones, Iowa State University
  • Siquan Luo, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2003
DOI
10.1063/1.1516244
Abstract

Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy can be used as a nondestructive method to probe the molecular composition of materials as a function of depth into the sample. This is done by varying the thickness of the surface layer being analyzed, which can be as great as some tens of micrometers, depending on optical and thermal properties.Computational methods are described to process photoacoustic amplitude and phase spectra for both semiquantitative and quantitative depth analyses. These methods are demonstrated on layered and gradient samples.

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The following article appeared in Review of Scientific Instruments 74 (2003): 285 and may be found at doi:10.1063/1.1516244.

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American Institute of Physics
Language
en
Date Available
2014-10-22
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Citation Information
John F. McClelland, Roger W. Jones and Siquan Luo. "Practical analysis of polymers with depth varying compositions using Fourier transform infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy (plenary)" Review of Scientific Instruments Vol. 74 Iss. 1 (2003) p. 285 - 290
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/roger_jones/13/