Simultaneous imaging for surface and internal structure of polymer blend thin films

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

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Abstract

A novel experimental technique for three-dimensional (3D) visualization of phase-separated structure of polymer blend thin film was proposed. Polystyrene/poly(methyl methacrylate) (PS/PMMA) blend thin films with the thickness of approximately 100 nm were cut at extremely low angle by utilizing surface and interface cutting analysis system (SAICAS), and the cross-section was exposed as gradient surface with the width of approximately 2.5 μm. SFM investigation for the grazing cross-section imaged the detailed internal and surface phase separated structure of the (PS/PMMA) blend thin films on one image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3180-3183
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Surface Science
Volume254
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 2008

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Polymer blends
Polystyrenes
Polymethyl Methacrylate
Phase structure
Polymethyl methacrylates
Imaging techniques
Thin films
Visualization

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Simultaneous imaging for surface and internal structure of polymer blend thin films. / Sugihara, Hideki; Oya, Kazuyuki; Murase, Hiroki; Akabori, Keiichi; Tanaka, Keiji; Kajiyama, Tisato; Takahara, Atsushi.

In: Applied Surface Science, Vol. 254, No. 10, 15.03.2008, p. 3180-3183.

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Sugihara, Hideki ; Oya, Kazuyuki ; Murase, Hiroki ; Akabori, Keiichi ; Tanaka, Keiji ; Kajiyama, Tisato ; Takahara, Atsushi. / Simultaneous imaging for surface and internal structure of polymer blend thin films. In: Applied Surface Science. 2008 ; Vol. 254, No. 10. pp. 3180-3183.
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