The Role of Luminescence Spectroscopy in Polymer Science

  • Robert B. Fox
  • Thomas R. Price
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Polymer science in general and the organic coatings field in particular have been slow to take full advantage of the phenomenon of luminescence as either a research or analytical tool. Equipment for the measurement of luminescence is no more complex or expensive nor less available than that now found in most laboratories for work in absorption spectroscopy. The techniques involved present little more difficulty than those involved in absorption work. It is the purpose of this report to point out some of the possibilities presented by luminescence methods in the characterization of polymers and copolymers in the coatings and plastics fields.


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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert B. Fox
    • 1
  • Thomas R. Price
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Research LaboratoryUSA

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