Title

Nanolithographic determination of brittleness at polymer surfaces

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

12-1-1998

Abstract

AFM techniques were used to interrogate the mechanical properties of weathered polyester copolymer sheets near the exposed surface. Tapping mode tips, as well as a diamond tip mounted on a high spring constant cantilever, were used to scratch overlapping quadrilateral patterns into the polymer. The marred sites were micrographed and the RMS roughness was used as an index of brittleness. Propagation speed and normal force of the test cycle were optimized.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Materials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings

First Page

211

Last Page

216

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