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Characterization of coating layer

  1. Dec 18, 2013 #1
    Hi everyone,

    can anybody suggest a characterization technique for a coating layer.

    i have a polymer substrate, then coated with polymer binder, than coated with metal.

    if i using FTIR i only obtain spectra for organic which is polymer.
    can i use XRD, XPS ...?

    any suggestion with good explanation are most welcome.

  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 18, 2013 #2
    Hi, You can try finding out the elemental composition of the metal layer, e.g. by EDX or XRF. IR with Raman is fine for the organic layers.
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