This first book to cover the interaction of polymers with radiation from the entire electromagnetic spectrum adopts a multidisciplinary approach to bridge polymer chemistry and physics, photochemistry, photophysics and materials science.
The text is equally unique in its scope, devoting equal amounts of attention to the three aspects of synthesis, characterization, and applications. The first part deals with the interaction of polymers with non-ionizing radiation in the frequency-range from sub-terahertz via infrared radiation to visible and ultraviolet light, while the second covers interaction with ionizing radiation from the extreme ultraviolet to ?-ray photons. The result is a systematic overview of how both types of radiation can be used for different polymerization approaches, spectroscopy methods and lithography techniques.
Authored by a world-renowned researcher and teacher with over 40 years of experience in the field, this is a highly practical and authoritative guide.
PART I: Non-Ionizing Radiation
SUB-TERAHERTZ RADIATION INCLUDING RADIOFREQUENCY (RF) AND MICROWAVE RADIATION
Applications in Polymer Chemistry
Applications in Polymer Physics
Polymer Characterization by Two-Dimensional IR Spectroscopy
Time-Resolved Measurements in the Mid-IR Range
Time-Resolved THz Spectroscopy
THz Optics Made by Polymers
VISIBLE AND ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT
PART II: IONIZING RADIATION
ELEMENTARY PROCESSES OF THE INTERACTION OF HIGH-ENERGY PHOTONS WITH MATTER
Electron-Positron Pair Production
Absorption of Swift Electrons
CHEMICAL REACTIONS INDUCED BY HIGH-ENERGY RADIATION
Radiolysis of Bulk Synthetic Biopolymers
Radiolysis of Bulk Biopolymers
Radiolysis of Polymers in Solution
APPLICATIONS OF HIGH-ENERGY RADIATION IN POLYMER PHYSICS
X-Ray Imaging and Microscopy