A breakdown of this podcast:

0:00 - Introduction

6:19 - How Arkema uses IR, NIR and Raman to triage polymers samples to identify and characterize samples for development targets

21:28 - The differences and advantages of 3 X-Ray techniques, XRD, XRF and XPS and when to use them for polymer analysis

32:05 - How crystallinity/polymorphism influence polymer characteristic development, what techniques they use and how to correlate data across techniques

42:07 - The advantages of rheology as a dynamic vs static material science technique and how it’s used with spectroscopy (IR, Raman and X-Ray) to provide a holistic understanding of crystallinity.

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