Problem Solving Summary


The preceding chapters have provided a description of microscopy techniques, imaging theory, and the specimen preparation methods required to investigate polymer structures. The theme of this chapter is to put all of this together within a useful framework. This framework might be a review to experienced microscopists (who likely have developed their own protocols), but it will provide useful information regarding problem solving ideas. A problem solving protocol will be developed that permits microscopy characterizations to follow an easy and short path to a solution. These characterizations will all be classified as “problems” that require a solution. Problems can range from simple to complex and include, for example, determination of the phase structure in a polymer blend, the cause of failure of a composite or the complete and fundamental characterization of a new membrane, fiber, film, and so forth.


Scan Transmission Electron Microscopy Scan Probe Microscopy Small Angle Neutron Scat Transmission Electron Micro Differential Scanning Calorimetry 
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