Nanorheology on the surfaces of elastomers

Sae Nagai, So Fujinami, Ken Nakajima, Toshio Nishi

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    Our purpose is the understanding of viscoelastic properties on polymeric surfaces, including elastomers in nanometer scale with atomic force microscopy (AFM). Particularly, we forcus on force-distance curves which give us the knowledge of elastic and adhesive interactions between AFM tip and sample. In this time, we investigated elastic modulus and adhesive energy simultaneously by means of the analytical method based on JKR theory and discussed the correlation between elastic properties of isobutene - isoprene rubber (IIR) and some conditions, namely, scan rate, temperature and indentation depth. Furthermore, it became possible to compare elastic modulus and adhesive energy with surface topography by force volume measurement.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
    Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
    Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22


    Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules


    • Atomic force microscopy
    • Elastomer
    • Force-distance curve
    • JKR theory
    • Nanorheology

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)


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