This work reviews recent research results in three case studies that demonstrate the importance of advanced characterisation in the processing and design of selected nanomaterials. A multi-modal approach combining X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy and three-dimensional atom probe has been applied to studying the development of morphology in boehmite nanofibres and polymer-layered silicate nanocomposites, and the embrittlement mechanisms of turbine rotor steels used for power generation. These studies emphasise the significance of interpretation of the nanostructural features to achieve functional properties.
|Number of pages||30|
|Publication status||Published - 2002|