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Author Sawyer, Linda C., 1944-
Title Polymer microscopy / Linda C. Sawyer, David T. Grubb.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2008.
Edition Third edition / Gregory F. Meyers.

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Author Sawyer, Linda C., 1944-
Subject Polymers -- Optical properties.
Polymers -- Surfaces.
Polymers -- Microscopy.
Alt Name Grubb, David T., 1945-
Meyers, Gregory Frederick, 1957-
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 540 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Edition Third edition / Gregory F. Meyers.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to Polymer Morphology: Polymer materials; Polymer morphology; Polymer process; Polymer characterization -- Fundamentals of Microscopy: Optical microscopy; Scanning electronic microscopy, Transmission electron microscopy, Scanning probe microscopy; Radiation sensitive materials; Analytical microscopy; Quantitative microscopy; Dynamic microscopy -- Image Formation in the Microscope: Imaging with lenses; Imaging by scanning electron beam; Imaging in atomic force microscope; Specimen damage in the microscope -- Specimen Preparation Methods: Simple preparation methods; Polishing; Microtomy; Staining; Etching; Replication; Conductive coatings; Yielding and fracture; Cryogenic and drying methods -- Applications of Microscopy to Polymers: Fibers; Films and membranes; Engineering resins and plastics; Composites; Emulsions, coatings, and adhesives; High performance polymers -- Emerging Techniques in Polymer Microscopy: Optical and electron microscopy; Scanning probe microscopy; Three dimensional imaging; Analytical imaging -- Problem Solving Summary: Where to start; Instrumental techniques; Interpretation; Supporting characterizations -- Appendices.
Summary Polymer Microscopy, Third Edition, is a comprehensive and practical guide to the study of the microstructure of polymers, and is the result of the authors' many years of academic and industrial experience. To address the needs of students and professionals from a variety of backgrounds, introductory chapters deal with the basic concepts of both polymer morphology and processing and microscopy and imaging theory. The core of the book is more applied, with many examples of specimen preparation and image interpretation leading to materials characterization. Microscopy is applied to the characterization of a wide range of polymer systems, including fibers, films, engineering resins and plastics, composites, nanocomposites, polymer blends, emulsions and liquid crystalline polymers. Light microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy techniques are all considered, as are emerging techniques such as compositional mapping in which microscopy is combined with spectroscopy. This extensively updated and revised new edition closes with a problem solving guide, which provides a systematic framework for deciding on suitable approaches to the characterization of polymer microstructure.
ISBN 9780387726274 (hbk.)
0387726276 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-0-387-72628-1
OCLC # 311507402
Additional Format Print version: Sawyer, Linda C., 1944- Polymer microscopy. 3rd ed. New York : Springer, 2008 9780387726274 0387726276 (DLC) 2007928814 (OCoLC)237289920

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