Three-dimensional quantitative structural analysis of polymer/inorganic nanocomposite by "180-degree projection TEMT (transmission electron microtomography)"

Noboru Kawase, Mitsuro Kato, Hideo Nishioka, Takeshi Kaneko, Hiroshi Jinnai

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Abstract

Complete three-dimensional (3D) structure of polymer/ZrO2 nanocomposite was obtained by rotating a rod-shaped specimen (diameter: ca. 150 nm) up to ±90° in the transmission electron microscope. This arrangement resulted in a highly-precise 3D reconstruction with Isotropic resolution. Inter-grain distances of the ZrO2 fillers were determined from the accurate reconstructed 3D data to grasp its dispersibility, which indicated that the fillers were distributed rather evenly in the polymer nanocomposite.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
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

  • 180-degree projection
  • Polymer nanocomposite
  • Quantitative structural analysis
  • Rod-shaped specimen
  • Transmission electron microtomography (TEMT)
  • ZrO filler

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kawase, N., Kato, M., Nishioka, H., Kaneko, T., & Jinnai, H. (2006). Three-dimensional quantitative structural analysis of polymer/inorganic nanocomposite by "180-degree projection TEMT (transmission electron microtomography)". Paper presented at 55th Society of Polymer Science Japan Symposium on Macromolecules, Toyama, Japan.