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6 September 1995 Examining polymeric materials with near-field optics
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Scanning near-field optical microscopy has been used to study birefringent banded polymer spherulites. The bands and their sub-structure is seen to correlate directly with the topography verifying established spherulite morphology theories. Block co-polymer examination of a poly(styrene)-poly(2-vinyl pyridine) have revealed sharp contrast for dielectric structures. This contrast is thought to be due to topographic diffraction effects. Ring like structures seen in some of the near-field images are thought to correspond to the accepted structure of this polymer.
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Ricky L. Williamson, Mervyn J. Miles, and K. D. Jandt "Examining polymeric materials with near-field optics", Proc. SPIE 2535, Near-Field Optics, (6 September 1995); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.218701
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