A series of PUEs which use β-CD as cross-linker were synthesized. Nanoindentation measurements of mechanical properties of these PUEs were made. Load and depth sensing indentation and nano DMA mode were used to evaluate mechanical properties of PUEs in nano-scale. The difference between the results from two modes proved the microphase separation in PUEs and to investigate PUE from hard domains and soft domains was of great significance.
Xie, A., Ji, X., Chen, Y., Zhang, M., & Inoue, S.-I. (2016). Nanoindentation Measurements of Mechanical Properties of Polyurethane Elastomers Which Crosslinked by <i>β</i>-Cyclodextrin. Open Journal of Organic Polymer Materials, 06(03), 112–118. https://doi.org/10.4236/ojopm.2016.63011