Nanopalpation technique for polymeric surfaces and interfaces

Ken Nakajima

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    Nanopalpation allows us to map physical properties such as Young's modulus, adhesive energy and energy dissipation at nano-scale, which is realized by assuming the atomic force microscope's sharp probe as a doctor's finger. The comparison between this technique and the conventional tapping-mode operation was employed by using a block-copolymer type thermoplastic elastomer as a model specimen.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)681-682
    Number of pages2
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Sep 1


    • Atomic force microscope
    • Block copolymer
    • Energy dissipation
    • Nanopalpation
    • Young's modulus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering(all)


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