Nanoindentation probing of environmental effects on polymer coating properties

X. Xia, D. Roweniiorst, K. B. Yoder, L. E. Scriven, W. W. Gerberich

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Humidity and temperature control accessories for Hysitron Triboscope have been developed to study the environmental influence on in situ properties of drying coatings. Mechanical properties of drying poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVOH) and poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) coatings on silicon wafer were measured under different humidities. The modulus results were compared with outputs of elastic, plastic and viscoelastic theories of indentation testing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 11 2000
EventThin Films-Stress and Machanical Properties VIII - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Nov 29 1999Dec 3 1999


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