English Abstract
Recent Progress of Surface Analysis of Polymers 1. Introduction
Shin-ichi KIMURA
JSR Corporation, Material Characterization and Analysis Laboratory, Yokkaichi, Mie
Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi,(2006),79(4),250-256 General Review in Japanese

Polymeric materials are used in various applications. The analysis of surface has an important role in characterizing the surface composition and structure in relation to the surface properties. And it is also important in case of making clear the cause of defects and irregularities which appeared on the surfaces.
The recent progress in the surface analysis of polymers will be explained in this course, which has three parts. This article is the first part. In this first part, author describes about the outline of the applications of the commercialized instruments for surface chemical analysis and profile measurements to polymer surfaces.

Polymer Surface, Surface Analysis, Surface Composition, Surface Profile, Surface Enrichment, Surface Free Energy