Atomic Force Microscopy on Polymers

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Atomic Force Microscopy on Polymers

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 26th June 2000
  • Speaker: Vasileios Koutsos (Centre for Materials Science and Engineering)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Local probe techniques have not only enabled us to study surface morphology with unprecedented resolution; they provide the means to study mechanical properties of surfaces at the nanometer scale. In this talk, we demonstrate the use of AFM on probing morphological, elastic and adhesive properties of individual polymer chains, isolated latex particles and ultra-thin polymer films.
References: Structure of Chemically End-Grafted Polymer ...
Isolated Polymer Chains via Mixed Self-Assembled Monolayers...
Direct View of Structural Regimes of End-Grafted Polymer Monolayers...

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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