X-ray microscopy of core-shell latex particles
Latex particles with internal structure are attractive for a number
of applications, including coatings, adhesives, chemical delivery etc.
group (BIMR, Chemistry, McMaster) is developing novel latex systems.
In order to optimize these structures for particular applications (e.g.
pheromone delivery for environmentally benign, controlled release pest
control) it is important to be able to chemically analyse their internal
structure. In particular, although electron microscopy readily reveals
internal structure of micron scale latex particles, it cannot distinguish
chemical differences in the various regions (e.g. core versus shell)
or whether the structure is simply a consequence of a density and/or
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