Polymer Bulletin

, Volume 35, Issue 1–2, pp 195–200 | Cite as

A cross-sectional preparation method for TEM and AFM investigations on layered poylmer interfaces

  • F. Katzenberg
  • J. Loos
  • J. Petermann
  • T. McMaster
  • M. Miles


The epitaxial crystallization of polyethylene (PE) on uniaxially oriented isotactic polypropylene (iPP) has been investigated by transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM). The cross-sectional morphology of the epitaxial interfaces of multi-layered samples prepared by a new preparation method has been observed with view direction parallel to the epitaxial interfaces. It is found that fairly oriented PE lamellae grow perpendicular to the iPP layers with nucleation initiation on the iPP surfaces.


Polymer Electron Microscopy Crystallization Transmission Electron Microscopy Polyethylene 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Katzenberg
    • 1
  • J. Loos
    • 1
  • J. Petermann
    • 1
  • T. McMaster
    • 2
  • M. Miles
    • 2
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für WerkstoffkundeUniversität Dortmund, Fachbereich ChemietechnikDortmundGermany
  2. 2.H. H. Wills Physics Laboratory, Royal FortUniversity of BristolBristolUK

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