State Research Center OPTIMAS

Application of Microscopy to Polymers

Course Description:

It is widely accepted that microscopy is crucial in research. The focus of this course is designed to introduce you to understand the importance of microscopy in the field of polymer research. The first part of this course will be fundamentals of microscopy and an introduction to polymer morphology. You will gain an understanding of some applications of microscopy to polymers. You will understand how to apply an optical microscopy to study the polymer morphology, for instance, spherulitic structure, process-structure consideration and fillers and agglomeration of particles within a polymer matrix. You will be aware of how the optical microscopy can be applied to study the crystallization behavior of polymers as well as mechanical testing. This course will introduce you to know how to prepare specimens for each application as mentioned.

Course hours:

November 4th, 2013 at 14:00 – 17:00 --- CANCELLED

New date: early 2014

Lehrstuhl für Verbundwerkstoffe
Fachbereich MV
Gottlieb-Daimler-Straße, Geb. 44
67663 Kaiserslautern 

Course is free of charge. Course language is English. We look forward to an active participation.

Registration please until October 25, 2013 via:

Julia Hettesheimer
Institut für Oberflächen- und Schichtanalyse GmbH, Kaiserslautern
(Institute for Surface and Thin Film Analysis) IFOS
hettesheimer(at), Fax: 0631-20573-3003

Registration form (pdf)

Course description (pdf)

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