Environmental nanomechanical testing of polymers and nanocomposites

Jian Chen, Ben D. Beake*, Hanshan Dong, Gerard A. Bell

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanomechanical Analysis Nanomechanical Analysis Materials
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)9789400769182
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSolid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0925-0042

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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