Correlative imaging for polymer science

Yuyang Wang, Heiner Friedrich (Corresponding author), Ilja K. Voets (Corresponding author), Peter Zijlstra (Corresponding author), Lorenzo Albertazzi (Corresponding author)

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The characterization of polymeric materials is key towards the understanding of structure–activity relations and therefore for the rational design of novel and improved materials for a myriad of applications. Many microscopy techniques are currently used, with electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy, and atomic force microscopy being the most relevant. In this perspective paper, we discuss the use of correlative imaging, that is, the combination of multiple imaging methodologies on the same sample, in the field of polymeric materials. This innovative approach is emerging as a powerful tool to unveil the structure and functional properties of biological and synthetic structures. Here we discuss the possibilities of correlative imaging and highlight their potential to answer open questions in polymer science.

Originele taal-2Engels
Aantal pagina's9
TijdschriftJournal of Polymer Science
Nummer van het tijdschriftXX
StatusGeaccepteerd/In druk - 7 apr 2021

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