Self-assembling processes and their structures studied by three-dimensional microscopy

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Abstract

Recently, three-dimensional (3D) direct observations and analysis of polymer morphologies draw considerable attention because they not only offer intuitive understanding of the morphologies but also provide novel structural parameters ("3D imaging"). Together with the laser scanning confocal microscopy, transmission electron microtomography (TEMT) and X-ray computerized tomography allow 3D direct observations over a wide spatial range from nm to μm. In the present paper, a couple of applications of the 3D microscopy to polymer nano-structures, including microphase-separated structures of block copolymers, polymer/filler nano-composites, will be reported in order to demonstrate huge and promising capabilities of the new technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages2381-2383
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
Event55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2006 Sep 202006 Sep 22

Other

Other55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period06/9/2006/9/22

Keywords

  • Bicontinuous phase-separated structure
  • Microphase-separated structures
  • Nanocomposite materials
  • Three-dimensional imaging
  • Transmission electron microtomography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Jinnai, H. (2006). Self-assembling processes and their structures studied by three-dimensional microscopy. 2381-2383. Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.