The use of confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) as a new technique for the determination of the morphology of polymer blends is described. With this technique it is possible to obtain three-dimensional images of the morphology of the blends. An advantage of CLSM, compared to optical and electron microscopy techniques, is that the samples do not have to be prepared. As an example, the morphology of blends consisting of a styrene(ethylene/butylene)styrene( SEBS) block copolymer and a poly(ether ester) as obtained with CLSM is shown to compare well with that obtained by scanning electron microscopy
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Confocal laser scanning microscopy: a new method for determination of the morphology of polymer blends / H. Verhoogt, J. van Dam and A. Posthuma de Boer // Polymer. – 1993. – Vol 34. – P. 1325-1329.