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Crystallization of Polymers: Volume 1, Equilibrium Concepts / Edition 2

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Overview

In The Crystallization of Polymers, 2nd Edition, Leo Mandelkern provides a self-contained, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of polymer crystallization. All classes of macromolecules are included and the approach is through the basic disciplines of chemistry and physics. The book discusses the thermodynamics and physical properties that accompany the morphological and structural changes that occur when a collection of molecules of very high molecular weight are transformed from one state to another. Volume I is a presentation of the equilibrium concepts that serve as a basis for the subsequent volumes.

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"This excellent collection can be strongly recommended not only for "practioning" polymer scientists from industrial and academic labs but also to graduate students with speacialization in thermal properties and phase behavior of polymers and polymer composites." Polymer News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521020138
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

Leo Mandelkern is the R.O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the Florida State University.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Fusion of homopolymers; 3. Polymer-diluent mixtures; 4. Polymer-polymer mixtures; 5. Fusion of copolymers; 6. Thermodynamic quantities; 7. Fusion of cross-linked polymers; 8. Oriented crystallization and contractility.

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