Electron Microscopy of Polymers

  • Goerg H. Michler

Part of the Springer Laboratory book series (SPLABORATORY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-3
  3. Techniques of Electron Microscopy

  4. Preparation Techniques

  5. Main Groups of Polymers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Pages 277-293
    3. Pages 295-327
    4. Pages 329-349
    5. Pages 373-392
    6. Pages 393-403
    7. Pages 405-417
    8. Pages 419-428
    9. Pages 429-443
    10. Pages 445-463
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 465-473

About this book


There are many books on electron microscopy, however, the study of polymers using EM necessitates special techniques, precautions and preparation methods, including ultramicrotomy. This book discusses the general characteristics of the various techniques of EM, including scanning force microscopy (AFM). The application of these techniques to the study of morphology and properties, particularly micromechanical properties, is described in detail. Examples from all classes of polymers are presented.


Copolymer Elastomer Polymer Thin section electron microscopy morphology polymer morphology scanning force microscopy structure property correlations transmission electron microscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Goerg H. Michler
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Physik, Institut für Polymerwerkstoffe e.V.Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-WittenbergHalleGermany

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