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Polymers 2018, 10(1), 7; doi:10.3390/polym10010007

Spectroscopic Techniques for the Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites: A Review

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Received: 19 November 2017 / Revised: 18 December 2017 / Accepted: 19 December 2017 / Published: 22 December 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Polymer Nanocomposites)
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Due to the growing interest in nanocomposites, a molecular characterization of these materials is essential for the understanding of their properties and for the development of new materials. Spectroscopic techniques that bring information at a molecular level are unavoidable when characterizing polymers, fillers and composites. Selected examples of the application of fluorescence, solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infrared and Raman spectroscopies, illustrate the potential of these techniques for the analysis of the filler surface, the evaluation of the state of filler dispersion in the host matrix, the extent of interaction between the polymer and the filler particles or the dynamics of polymer chains at the polymer–filler interface. View Full-Text
Keywords: nanocomposites; spectroscopy; polymer-filler interface; fluorescence; NMR; infrared; Raman nanocomposites; spectroscopy; polymer-filler interface; fluorescence; NMR; infrared; Raman

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