Structure and dynamics of polymeric materials in nano-scale

Toshio Nishi, So Fujinami, Dong Wang, Hao Liu, Ken Nakajima

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    The nano-palpation technique, i.e., nanometer-scale elastic and viscoelastic measurements based on atomic force microscope, is introduced. It is demonstrated to be very useful in analyzing nanometer-scale materials properties for the surfaces and interfaces of various types of soft materials. It enables us to obtain not only structural information but also mechanical information about a material at the same place and at the same time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)43-52
    Number of pages10
    JournalChinese Journal of Polymer Science (English Edition)
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan


    • Atomic force microscope
    • Nano-palpation
    • Soft material
    • Viscoelasticity
    • Young's modulus

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Polymers and Plastics
    • Organic Chemistry


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