OSA's Digital Library

Applied Spectroscopy

Applied Spectroscopy

| PUBLISHED BY SAS — AVAILABLE FROM SAS AND OSA

  • Vol. 67, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2013
  • pp: 59–65

Analysis of Starch Distribution in the Paper Cross-Section by Raman Microscopy

Enrico Pigorsch, Matthias Finger, Steffen Thiele, and Eike Brunner

Applied Spectroscopy, Vol. 67, Issue 1, pp. 59-65 (2013)


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1483 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations
  • Export Citation/Save Click for help

Abstract

A new Raman microscopy approach was developed to analyze the starch distribution of paper cross-sections in a faster and more specific way than is possible with the currently used iodine-staining method. Raman images were recorded and analyzed from cross-sections of cellulose hand sheets surface-sized with 1% or 2% starch solutions and with different film thicknesses. In addition, Raman imaging analysis of the starch distribution was performed on two industrial papers, an abrasive base paper and a surface-sized recycling paper. The visualization and the quantitative analysis of the starch distribution were performed by using the intensity changes of the Raman starch band at 855 cm-1 and by principal component analysis. Distribution curves were calculated from the intensity data and compared for the samples with different starch concentrations and with results obtained from iodine-stained cross-sections of the same samples. The results of this study demonstrate the great potential and the new possibilities of Raman microscopy for studying the z-distribution of chemical components and additives in paper.

Citation
Enrico Pigorsch, Matthias Finger, Steffen Thiele, and Eike Brunner, "Analysis of Starch Distribution in the Paper Cross-Section by Raman Microscopy," Appl. Spectrosc. 67, 59-65 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/as/abstract.cfm?URI=as-67-1-59

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited