Environmental nanomechanical testing of polymers and nanocomposites

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  • Southeast University
  • Willow House


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
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

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