Polymers and fibers

Determine the crystalline/amorphous ratio and crystalline orientation

Polymers and fibers

Many plastic polymers and fibers have some order and can be identified and studied by X-ray diffraction methods. These polymers are, at least in part, crystalline or pseudo-crystalline with partially ordered structures which cause diffraction peaks. In fact, the percent crystallinity in a polymer can be determined by X-ray diffraction methods. This crystalline/amorphous ratio is often related to processing methods and is of much importance in polymer chemistry. Other uses of XRD in plastics and polymers research and production include: determination of unit cell type and lattice parameters, determination of the microstructure, and determination of crystallographic orientation through pole figures.

Systems

MiniFlex   MiniFlex
New 6th-generation general purpose benchtop XRD system for phase i.d and phase quantification
  RAPID II   RAPID II
Curved imaging plate (IP) XRD system features an extremely large aperture and a choice of rotating anode or sealed tube X-ray sources
  Ultima IV   Ultima IV
High-performance, multi-purpose XRD system for applications ranging from R&D to quality control
SmartLab   SmartLab
Advanced state-of-the-art high-resolution XRD system powered by Guidance expert system software
  TTRAX III   TTRAX III
World's most powerful θ/θ high-resolution X-ray diffractometer features an in-plane diffraction arm
  S-MAX3000   S-MAX3000
Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) pin-hole camera system