DescriptionExplains and analyzes polymer physical chemistry research methods and experimental data
Taking a fresh approach to polymer physical chemistry, Physical Properties of Macromolecules integrates the two foundations of physical polymer science, theory and practice. It provides the tools to understand polymer science concepts and research methods, while also instructing how to analyze experimental data.
Drawing on the author's own extensive research in physical properties of polymers as well as more traditional topics, this text offers detailed analysis of numerous problems in polymer science, including laboratory data and research results. Topics include:
- Solid-state dynamics of polymeric materials
Glass transitions in amorphous polymers
Semicrystalline polymers and melting transitions
Mechanical properties of linear and crosslinked polymers
Filled with detailed graphs to help explain important quantitative trends, Physical Properties of Macromolecules teaches by example, ensuring comprehension of the subject as well as the methodology to implement theory, problem-solving techniques, and research results in practical situations. This resource serves as the ideal companion for government laboratories, industrial research scientists, engineers, and professionals in polymer science fields who are interested in fully grasping all aspects of physical polymer science.
Part One Glass Transitions in Amorphous Polymers.
1. Glass Transitions in Amorphous Polymers: Basic Concepts.
2. Diffusion in Amorphous Polymers Near the Glass Transition Temperature.
3. Lattice Theories for Polymer–Small-Molecule Mixtures and the Conformational Entropy Description of the Glass Transition Temperature.
4. dc Electric Field Effects on First- and Second-Order Phase Transitions in Pure Materials and Binary Mixtures.
5. Order Parameters for Glasses: Pressure and Compositional Dependence of the Glass Transition Temperature.
6. Macromolecule–Metal Complexes: Ligand Field Stabilization and Glass Transition Temperature Enhancement.
Part Two Semicrystalline Polymers and Melting Transitions.
7. Basic Concepts and Molecular Optical Anisotropy in Semicrystalline Polymers.
8. Crystallization Kinetics via Spherulitic Growth.
9. Experimental Analysis of Semicrystalline Polymers.
Part Three Mechanical Properties of Linear and Crosslinked Polymers.
10. Mechanical Properties of Viscoelastic Materials: Basic Concepts in Linear Viscoelasticity.
11. Nonlinear Stress Relaxation in Macromolecule–Metal Complexes.
12. Kinetic Analysis of Molecular Weight Distribution Functions in Linear Polymers.
13. Gaussian Statistics of Linear Chain Molecules and Crosslinked Elastomers.
14. Classical and Statistical Thermodynamics of Rubber-Like Materials.
Part Four Solid State Dynamics of Polymeric Materials.
15. Molecular Dynamics via Magnetic Resonance, Viscoelastic, and Dielectric Relaxation Phenomena.
16. Magnetic Spin Diffusion at the Nanoscale in Multiphase Polymers and Molecular Complexes.