This ground-breaking book investigates spatially resolved spectroscopic techniques for the characterization and improvement of engineering polymers. It is the first book to develop micro-spatial spectroscopic techniques for polymers. It also discusses the theory, instrumentation, andsampling techniques of optical, infrared, Raman, and NMR microspectroscopic imaging techniques for polymers, and includes numerous practical applications. The book will appeal especially to polymer chemists, chemical engineers, materials chemists and polymer engineers, along with analytical chemistscharacterizing polymers and polymeric materials. Dr. Koenig is the author of Spectroscopy of Polymers, a leading text on the primary spectroscopic methods of polymer characterization.