Scanning Electron Microscopy


Surface investigations of organic materials require the provision of reference specimens for calibrating experimental equipment.

Because of their specific properties (purity, reproducibility, well-known molecular structure and orderly inter-molecular structure, electronic properties associating conductive and insulating behaviour, quality of the film-to-metal bound), polyacrylonitrile films obtained through electro-polymerization on oxidizable metal cathodes (Fe, Ni, Cu) may be used as a first type of reference sample.

Experimental results, obtained by various surface investigation techniques are presented, and their validity evaluated.

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