Measuring the Mechanical Properties of a Thin Polymeric Film by AFM
P M. McGuiggan, D J. Yarusso
The atomic force microscope is used to measure the tan delta (loss modulus/storate modulus) of a thin film of poly(n-butylacrylate) as a function of frequency. The AFM results are in good agreement with indenter measurements. The results demonstrate that the AFM technique can quantitatively measure rheological properties of soft thin polymeric films.
and Yarusso, D.
Measuring the Mechanical Properties of a Thin Polymeric Film by AFM, Polymer Preprints, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=852142
(Accessed June 1, 2023)