Scanning Electron Microscopy in the Rubber Industry 750941
The scanning electron microscope is being applied in the rubber industry in two ways. First, as an extension of classical microscopy, the scanning microscope can provide a wealth of easily interpretable information about very complicated structures in a fast and precise manner. Second, by using this microscope as a micro x-ray analyzer, the investigator can gain new and important information regarding the chemical composition at a microscopic level that had previously been unattainable.
These benefits apply to all phases of industrial technology, starting with investigations of raw materials and continuing on through product fabrication, product analysis, and product performance.