DriveAFM for polymer chemistry
Characterization of Polyethylene with DriveAFM
Polyethylene (PE) is a semicrystalline polymer and is one of the most widely produced plastics globally for use in consumer goods and packaging with wide-ranging applications. Shopping bags, milk bottles, storage containers, toys, wires, and cables all employ polyethylene. PE is also a key component of fuel tanks and storage tanks in automobiles. The attractiveness of polyethylene lies with the combination of its physical appearance, mechanical properties such as toughness and stiffness, easy processability into various structures including films, and low manufacturing cost.