Characterisation and analysis of micro-contaminants in industrial polymers: Application of TP-SIP-MS scanning electron microscopy and SEM X-ray microanalysis

P. A. Barnes, G. M. Parkes, P. Sheridan

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Analysis of very small particles can present problems. This paper describes the application of temperature programmed solid insertion probe mass spectrometry (TP-SIP-MS), scanning electron microscopy and SEM X-ray microanalysis to the identification of foreign particles present in an industrial product. The relative advantages and limitations of the techniques are discussed. It is shown that TP-SIP-MS is a powerful tool for such work and complements the use of more conventional microanalytical methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)841-854
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 1994
Externally publishedYes


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