Applications of Scanned Probe Microscopy to Polymers
Applications of Scanned Probe Microscopy to Polymers stresses the analysis of polymer and biopolymer surfaces using the ever-expanding methodologies of scanned probe microscopies. This book includes studies of optical properties by near-field methodologies, local mechanical properties of polymer films by AFM, the dynamics and mechanics of single molecules probed by AFM, and methodologies for enhanced imaging modes. A primary focus of this book is the quantitative measurement of surface properties by scanned probe techniques, which illustrates how the field has evolved and what new challenges lie ahead. Applications of Scanned Probe Microscopy to Polymers will be valuable to students and professionals looking for studies that illustrate what types of polymer material properties may be probed by scanned probe microscopies.