Characterization of fiber surface treatments in natural fiber composites by infrared and Raman spectroscopy

M.A. Mosiewicki, N.E. Marcovich and M.I. Aranguren,     Institute of Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA), University of Mar del Plata, Argentina


The use of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) and raman spectroscopies in the characterization of modified natural fibers and polymer interfaces in composite materials is reviewed. The changes in composition of the fibers owing to leakage of original components and/or incorporation of various species attached or adsorbed on the fiber surfaces, changes of morphology, as well as physical and chemical bonds developed at the polymer composite interfaces have been successfully characterized ...

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