Polymer Nanomechanics

DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53349-4.00184-9
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TypeBook Chapter
Book titlePolymer Science: A Comprehensive Reference
Pages377404; # of pages: 28
SubjectAdhesion; Atomic force microscopy; Elasticity; Force curve; Force mapping; Hydrophobic hydration; Indentation; Interfacial energy; Microgels; Planar-supported lipid bilayers; Polymer mechanics; Single-molecule force spectroscopy; Viscoelasticity; Young’s modulus
AbstractThe objective of studying the nanoscale mechanical properties and behavior of polymers is to understand how polymeric organized nanostructures respond to forces applied in tension, in compression, and even during fracture. The body of work presented in this review is primarily from our laboratories and covers a breadth of systems and techniques, including atomic force microscopy-based indentation studies on substrate-supported polymeric thin films, microscale hydrogels, force-mapping studies on lipid bilayers, and the mechanics of hydrophobic polymer hydration by single-molecule extension. The elastic response, the contribution of mechanical restructuring, viscosity, and other dissipative effects, as well as interfacial forces, are investigated.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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NPARC number21270164
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