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Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging in Coatings Analysis


  1. Marek W. Urban

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470027318.a0607

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry

How to Cite

Urban, M. W. 2006. Infrared and Raman Spectroscopy and Imaging in Coatings Analysis. Encyclopedia of Analytical Chemistry. .

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  1. The University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


This monograph provides fundamental concepts utilized in infrared (IR) and Raman analysis of coatings as well as applications of attenuated total reflectance (ATR), reflection–absorption (RA), photo-acoustic (PA), and IR/Raman imaging techniques. This choice of techniques is dictated by the fact that these techniques alone or their combination allow one to obtain a three-dimensional molecular level representation of polymeric coatings, quantitative or semi-quantitative analysis, surface/interfacial depth profiling, and determination of structure–property relationships in coatings. As a result, the effect of molecular level interactions/processes on macroscopic properties can be elucidated.