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Polymer Physics: From Suspensions to Nanocomposites and Beyond

ISBN: 978-0-470-19342-6
776 pages
September 2010
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Providing a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art advanced research in the field, Polymer Physics explores the interrelationships among polymer structure, morphology, and physical and mechanical behavior. Featuring contributions from renowned experts, the book covers the basics of important areas in polymer physics while projecting into the future, making it a valuable resource for students and chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and polymer scientists as well as professionals in related industries.
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Contributors.

Preface.

Robert Simha: A Life with Polymers (Ivan G. Oterness and Alexander M. Jamieson).

PART I Rheology.

1 Newtonian Viscosity of Dilute, Semidilute and Concentrated Polymer Solutions (Alexander M. Jamieson and Robert Simha).

2 Polymer and Surfactant Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flows (Jacques L. Zakin and Wu Ge).

3 Nanorheology of Polymer Nanoalloys and Nanocomposites (Ken Nakajima amd Toshio Nishi).

4 Volume Relaxation and the Lattice-Hole Model (Richard E. Robertson and Robert Simha).

5 Dynamics of Materials at the Nanoscale: Small-Molecule Liquids and Polymer Films (Gregory B. McKenna).

PART II Thermodynamics.

6 Equations of State and Free-Volume Content (Pierre Moulinié and Leszek A. Utracki).

7 Spatial Configuration and Thermodynamic Characteristics of Main-Chain Liquid Crystals (Akihiro Abe and Hidemine Furuya).

8 Bulk and Surface Properties of Random Copolymers in View of Simha-Somcynsky Equation of State (Hans-Werner Kammer and Jörg Kressler).

9 Physical Aging (John (Iain) M. G. Cowie and V. Arrighi).

PART III: Position Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy.

10 Morphology of Free-Volume Holes in Amorphous Polymers by Means of Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (Giovanni Consolati and Fiorenza Quasso).

11 Local Free-Volume Distribution from PALS and Dynamics of Polymers (Günter Dlubek).

12 Positron Annihilation Lifetime Studies of Free Volume in Heterogeneous Polymer Systems (Alexander M. Jamieson, Brian G. Olson, Sergei Nazarenko).

PART IV Physics of the Polymeric Nanocomposites.

13 Structure–Property Relationships of Nanocomposites (Cyril Sender, Jean Fabien Capsal, Antoine Lonjon, Alain Bernès, Philippe Demont, Éric Dantras, Valérie Samouillan, Jany Dandurand, Colette Lacabanne and Lydia Laffont).

14 Free Volume in Molten and Glassy Polymers and Nanocomposites (Leszek A. Utracki).

15 Metal Particles Confined in Polymeric Matrices (Luigi Nicolais and Gianfranco Carotenuto).

16 Rheology of Polymers with Nano-Fillers (Leszek A. Utracki, Maryam M. Sepehr, and Pierre J. Carreau).

Appendix A: Nomenclature and Symbols.

Appendix B: Robert Simha Publications.

Subject Index.

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LESZEK A. UTRACKI, PhD, is a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, Industrial Materials Institute, and a former adjunct professor at McGill University, Department of Chemical Engineering, in Montreal, Quebec. He is the author or editor of twenty-one books and has written forty-eight book chapters, hundreds of referenced and non-referenced journal articles, and meeting proceedings.

ALEXANDER M. JAMIESON, PhD, is Professor of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He has written hundreds of articles in referenced journals and three book chapters.

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"Featuring contributions from renowned experts, the book coers the basics of important areas in polymer plastics while projecting into the future, making it a valuable resource for students and chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists, and polymer scientists as well as professionals in related industries." (Book Circle, 1 September 2011)

"Providing a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art advanced research in the field, Polymer Physics: From suspensions to nanocomposites and beyond explores the interrelationships among polymer structure, morphology, and physical and mechanical behavior ." (PU Magazine, 1 June 2011)

"Featuring contributions from renowned experts, the book covers the basics of important areas in polymer physics while projecting into the future, making it a valuable resource for students and chemists, chemical engineers, materials scientists and polymer scientists as well as professionals in related industries.". (ET Polymers, 8 November 2010)

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