In-situ Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Investigation of Transient Nanostructure of Multi-phase Polymer Materials Under Mechanical Deformation

  • Ahmad┬áZeinolebadi

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ahmad Zeinolebadi
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  3. Ahmad Zeinolebadi
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  4. Ahmad Zeinolebadi
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  5. Ahmad Zeinolebadi
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 103-106

About this book


The results in this dissertation set the ground to answer a fundamental question in data-driven polymer material science: "Why don't prepared composites show less fatigue than the pure plastics?" A simultaneous analysis of mechanical testing and small angle X-Ray scattering from the DESY source in Hamburg has been applied to approach this question, which is also central to the European research project "Nanotough", and the results are clearly presented in this book. The evolution of the materials structure is visualized and quantitatively analyzed from exhaustive sequences of scattering images. Three different classes of polymer composites are presented as typical and illustrative examples. The obtained results illustrate that the interactions of their components can cause unpredictable structural effects, ultimaltely leading to a weakening of the material, where a reinforcement was expected.


Layered Silicates Material Fatigue Multi-phase Materials Polymer Composites Polymer Microstructure Polypropylene Nanocomposites Small Angle X-Ray Scattering Structure-property Relationship Thermoplastic Polyurethane Elastomers

Authors and affiliations

  • Ahmad┬áZeinolebadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry, University of Hamburg, Current: Polymer Consult Buchner GmbHInstitute of Technical & MacromolecularHamburgGermany

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