Analysis of surface mechanical properties of polymer blend ultrathin films by scanning force microscopy

A. Takahara, X. Jiang, N. Satomi, K. Tanaka, T. Kajiyama

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Scanning viscoelasticity microscopy (SVM) is used in studies of the surface mechanical properties of polymeric solids. It was revealed that the surface molecular motion is fairly different from bulk one due to the surface segregation of chain end groups. The two-dimensional mapping of the surface mechanical properties for the polymer blend ultrathin films was carried out on nanometer scale.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-86
Number of pages8
JournalKey Engineering Materials
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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