Nanomechanical properties in ultrathin polymer films: Measurement on rectangular vs circular bubbles

Shanhong Xu, Paul A. O'Connell, Gregory B. McKenna

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Abstract

Confinement effects on the mechanical properties of ultrathin polymer films were investigated by a bubble inflation technique developed in our lab. Prior studies of ultrathin films of poly(vinyl acetate) (PVAc) and polystyrene (PS) were performed on circular bubbles of different diameters. Here we show early results of rectangular bubble measurements for PS thin films. Results are compared with those for the circular bubbles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
Pages1938-1941
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2010
Event68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: May 16 2010May 20 2010

Publication series

NameAnnual Technical Conference - ANTEC, Conference Proceedings
Volume3

Conference

Conference68th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers 2010, ANTEC 2010
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period05/16/1005/20/10

Keywords

  • Membrane inflation
  • Nanobubble inflation
  • Polymer
  • Thin film
  • Viscoelasticity

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