Nano-rheological analysis of polymer cross-section films prepared by a mechanical cutting method

Keiichi Akabori, Kazuyuki Oya, Hiroki Murase, Keiji Tanaka, Atsushi Takahara, Tisato Kajiyama

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A cross-section film of a symmetric diblock copolymer, in which lamellar structure was formed, was successfully prepared by a mechanical cutting method using a sharp diamond knife. In this method, the knife was obliquely pushed into the sample from the surface side. The oblique angle was precisely controlled to be 0.57 deg. Thus, periodic lamellar structure was shown up at the surface of the cross-section film Then, scanning viscoelasticity microscopy (SVM), which can image viscoelastic information at the surface, was applied to the cross-section film. Finally, it was demonstrated that a combination of SVM and mechanical cutting method enabled one to gain direct insight into the depth information for structure and physical properties of the diblock copolymer film along the direction normal to the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolymer Preprints, Japan - 55th SPSJ Annual Meeting
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event55th SPSJ Annual Meeting - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: May 24 2006May 26 2006


Other55th SPSJ Annual Meeting

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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