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Vibrational Spectroscopy and Microplastics Analysis

We use Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman spectroscopy for the qualitative and quantitative polymer analysis. This includes:

  • FTIR and Raman microscopy for the characterization of additives, contaminations and inclusions as well as analysis of heterogenic materials
  • Confocal Raman microscopy for analysis of polymers, copolymers, materials, deep profiles, 3D, surfaces structures and phase separations
  • FTIR- und Raman imaging In-situ and temperature dependent FTIR- und Raman microscopy
  • Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
  • IR measurements at nanoscale (AFM-IR)
  • Particle analysis in the range from 1 µm up to cm, including the identification and quantification of microplastics in various matrices

Microplastics Analysis Tool - GEPARD

The GEPARD (Gepard Enabled PARticle Detection) software for combining particle detection and spectroscopic measurements is available from the IPF's Gitlab-Page:

https://gitlab.ipfdd.de/GEPARD/gepard

 

More information on the GEPARD workflow and sample data is avalibale from our publication.