You are being redirected because this document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.
    This document is part of your ASTM Compass® subscription.

    If you are an ASTM Compass Subscriber and this document is part of your subscription, you can access it for free at ASTM Compass

    FTIR Techniques for the Analysis of Coating Problems: Solid Sampling Accessories

    Published: 01 January 1992

      Format Pages Price  
    PDF (384K) 23 $25   ADD TO CART
    Complete Source PDF (3.6M) 202 $56   ADD TO CART

    Cite this document

    X Add email address send
      .RIS For RefWorks, EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, Zoteo, and many others.   .DOCX For Microsoft Word


    The many advantages provided by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrophotometers over dispersive instrumentation have made infrared spectroscopy even more valuable for the analysis of difficult coating samples. Established surface analysis techniques, such as attenuated total reflectance (ATR) and specular reflectance, still find wide-spread use as problem-solving techniques for cured coating systems. However, the increased energy throughput of FTIR instrumentation has made possible the development of many additional sampling accessories that have greatly simplified the analysis of coating problems. Among these new accessories are the diffuse reflectance (DRIFTS) accessory, the infrared microscope, and the photoacoustic cell. A description of these accessories, associated sampling techniques, and the use of each for the analysis of coatings and surfaces will be discussed.


    diffuse reflectance, infrared microspectroscopy, photoacoustic spectroscopy, coatings analysis, surface analysis, solids analysis, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR), infrared accessories

    Author Information:

    Millon, AM
    Nalco Chemical Co., Naperville, IL

    Julian, JM
    DSM Desotech, Inc., Elgin, IL

    Committee/Subcommittee: D01.21

    DOI: 10.1520/STP17854S