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DoITPoMS Micrograph Library Full Record for Micrograph 852

Full Record for Micrograph 852

Micrograph no
852
Brief description
Polystyrene
Keywords
Categories
System
Polystyrene (PS)
Composition
Polystyrene
Standard codes
Reaction
Processing
Applications
Sample preparation
Technique
Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
Length bar
200 nm
Further information
Spherical particles of polystyrene, with a mean diameter of 144 nm, and about a 10% standard deviation in particle size. There are regions of crystallization (to the top left and lower right), and regions of disorder (centre). The particles are slightly deformed into each other as the result of capillary forces encountered during drying.
Contributor
Lucas Goehring
Organisation
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge
Date
12/08/10
Licence for re-use
Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales
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