Observations on interphase characterisation in polymer composites by nanoscale indentation and use of AFM cantilever torsion to identify measurement artefacts
Young, TJ, Monclus, M, Broughton, WR, Ogin, SL and Smith, PA (2012) Observations on interphase characterisation in polymer composites by nanoscale indentation and use of AFM cantilever torsion to identify measurement artefacts PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES, 41 (6). 240 - 246. ISSN 1465-8011
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1743289811Y.0000000031
The results presented in this paper explore the extent to which indentation in the interfacial region of polymer composites can be used to identify, unambiguously, an interphase of distinct elastic properties. Supporting evidence is presented in the form of AFM-indentation in the interfacial region of two polymer composites, a glass fibre-reinforced vinylester and a glass flake-reinforced polypropylene, where a transition region of measurement artefact is revealed as opposed to a physically distinct interphase. The conclusions from these tests are augmented by further work on a glass fibre-reinforced phenolic using a new in-situ method of identifying measurement artefacts.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Composites, Polymer Science, Materials Science, Mechanical characterisation, Indentation, Atomic force microscopy, Composite, Interface, Lateral force microscopy, FIBER-REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE, NANO-INDENTATION, PROPERTY VARIATIONS, ELASTIC-MODULUS, INTERFACES, NANOINDENTATION, IDENTIFICATION, SCRATCH|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Symplectic Elements|
|Deposited On:||13 Nov 2012 12:38|
|Last Modified:||28 Apr 2013 14:46|
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