Case studies in nanostructural analysis for understanding nanomaterials

K. R. Ratinac*, H. Y. Zhu, L. M. Stadtmueller, S. P. Ringer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-73
Number of pages30
JournalMaterials Forum
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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