Polymers & Composites

High resolution and large depth of focus are capabilities that make TESCAN SEMs excellent instruments to observe polymers, plastic and other composite materials.

Materials Science

Polymers & Composites

The large variability of TESCAN SEMs can fulfil any researcher’s needs including sample size, high-resolution imaging, selection of detectors and analytical performance. Additionally, Micro-CT allows researchers to non-destructively visualize internal features such as porosity, fiber alignments, and phase distributions.

Detail of gel

Gel – detail

  • Polymers and plastics are characterised by a wide range of properties such as heat resistance, hardness and flexibility. Some of their main advantages include low density, chemical resistance, uniformity in their composition and structure with good processing capabilities.
  • Polymers are widely used across a spectrum of industries including the food, automotive and electronic industry.
  • Composites are materials made of two or more macroscopic phases component materials with a recognisable interface between them which have different physical and chemical properties.
  • The combination of the components leads to the creation of novel materials with good properties; examples of polymer composites are plastics reinforced with different kinds of fibres. These materials are used for building large structures such as ships, pressure vessels and wind turbine blades.
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