Reflecting the fact that this paper is to be included in a special issue to celebrate the 83rd birthday of Prof. T. Tanaka, a brief introduction of the scientific mutual relationship between the corresponding author of the present paper and Tanaka is mentioned. Then, reflecting the prime importance to estimate the entire content and spatial distribution of filler in polymer nanocomposites, a trial to convert two-dimensionally measured values of filler content to three-dimensional values is developed. Next, it is demonstrated that energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) analysis using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can be a reliable and industrially feasible tool to estimate the filler content. Furthermore, by conducting the SEM-EDX analyses under different magnifications and by analyzing the magnification-dependence of the filler content, the spatial dispersity of the filler in the nanocomposite can be evaluated.
|ジャーナル||Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2022|
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