Environmental Nanomechanical Testing of Polymers and Nanocomposites

  • Jian Chen
  • Ben D. Beake
  • Hanshan Dong
  • Gerard A. Bell
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 203)


The ever-increasing popularity of nanomechanical testing is being accompanied by the development of more and more novel test techniques and adaptation of existing techniques to work in increasingly environmentally challenging test conditions. Considerable progress has been made and reliable mechanical properties of materials can now be obtained at a range of temperature and surrounding media, greatly aiding development for operation under these environmental conditions. In this chapter several of these developments are reviewed, focussing on their use in the non-ambient nanomechanical testing of polymers and nanocomposites.


Strain Rate Sensitivity Prussian Blue Contact Stiffness Creep Compliance Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jian Chen
    • 1
  • Ben D. Beake
    • 2
  • Hanshan Dong
    • 3
  • Gerard A. Bell
    • 2
  1. 1.Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Advanced Metallic Materials, School of Materials Science and EngineeringSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Micro Materials LtdWrexhamUK
  3. 3.School of Metallurgy and MaterialsUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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