Following Processes in Synthetic Polymers with Scanning Probe Microscopy

JK Hobbs, ADL Humphris, MJ Miles

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The use of a temperature controlled stage, combined with electronic control of the effective quality factor of the atomic force microscope cantilever to allow faster scanning, has enabled real-time measurements of spherulitic growth at the lamellar scale over the full range of crystallisable temperatures in polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHB/V). A possible future route to considerably increased scan-rates has also been explored, and imaging rates approaching the millisecond level have been obtained.
Translated title of the contributionFollowing processes in synthetic polymers with scanning probe microscopy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Scanned Probe Microscopy to Polymers
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780841220157
ISBN (Print)9780841238831
Publication statusPublished - 13 Apr 2005

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

Bibliographical note

Publisher: American Chemical Society
Name and Venue of Conference: 214th National ACS Meeting, USA, May 2003
Conference Organiser: American Chemical Society


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