The observation of interpenetrated spherulites by polarized scanning near-field optical microscopy

Akihiro Kurima, So Fujinami, Ken Nakajima, Toshio Nishi

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Abstract

    The crystallization behavior in the crystalline/crystalline polymer blends of poly(butylene succinate)/poly(ethylene oxide) (PBSU/PEO) had been examined using polarizing optical microscopy (POM). Non-simultaneous interpenetrated spherulites were observed in 20/80 PBSU/PEO blends. Since the resolution of POM is restricted by diffraction limit, however, the crystallization mechanism of interpenetrated spherulites cannot be well understood to date. In this view, we report on the result obtained by polarized scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM), which has higher resolution over diffraction limit.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages3472-3473
    Number of pages2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005 Dec 1
    Event54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules - Yamagata, Japan
    Duration: 2005 Sep 202005 Sep 22

    Other

    Other54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules
    CountryJapan
    CityYamagata
    Period05/9/2005/9/22

    Keywords

    • Crystalline/crystalline blend
    • Interpenetrated spherulite
    • Miscibility
    • Morphology
    • Polymer blend
    • Scanning near-field optical microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The observation of interpenetrated spherulites by polarized scanning near-field optical microscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Kurima, A., Fujinami, S., Nakajima, K., & Nishi, T. (2005). The observation of interpenetrated spherulites by polarized scanning near-field optical microscopy. 3472-3473. Paper presented at 54th SPSJ Symposium on Macromolecules, Yamagata, Japan.