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Researchers at University of Halle-Wittenberg Release New Data on Polymer Research

February 4, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- New research on Polymer Research is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Halle, Germany, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "The authors introduce a prototype of a recording (depth-sensing) macroindentation testing machine that has been modified and extended with a temperature chamber."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Halle-Wittenberg, "This prototype allows the analysis of different hardness values (Martens hardness, indentation hardness, ball indentation hardness, etc.) and the indentation modulus, as well as time-dependent properties such as creep and relaxation of polymers and other materials, in a wide range of temperature (-100 - 100 degrees C)."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The applicability of the testing machine for fast and less material-consuming determination of the temperature-dependent mechanical properties is illustrated by means of selected amorphous and semicrystalline thermoplastics, i.e., neat (PMMA and PTFE) and reinforced ones (PMMA/silica nanocomposites)."

For more information on this research see: A new generation of testing machine: Recording macroindentation techniques for fast assessment of temperature-dependent material properties. Polymer Testing, 2013;32(8):1479-1486. Polymer Testing can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England. (Elsevier -; Polymer Testing -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting J. Schone, University of Halle Wittenberg, D-06099 Halle, Saale, Germany. Additional authors for this research include R. Lach, C. Bierogel and W. Grellmann.

Keywords for this news article include: Halle, Europe, Germany, Polymer Research

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