Irradiation of Polymers: Fundamentals and Technological Applications

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Discusses structural and physiochemical effects of irradiation and presents techniques to model and monitor radiation events. Describes the use of radiation as a sterilization method in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and food industries. Examines current topics in the stability and stabilization of polymers exposed to ionizing radiation.
Reviews advances in the use of radiation with photosensitive metathesis polymers, chemical amplification, and dry-develop resist technology.
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Most of the 31 chapters are based on the August 1994 symposium, with some chapters solicited to enhance the comprehensiveness of the volume and to underscore the role of radiation in electronics and sterilization. Many of the papers provide a brief review of major progress in particular segments of the field, along with current research results. The volume contains sections on structural and physicochemical effects of irradiation; modeling and monitoring of radiation events; radiation processing--polymerization, curing, and sterilization; stability and stabilization of polymers to ionizing radiation; and application of radiation in lithography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780841233775
  • Publisher: American Chemical Society
  • Publication date: 5/5/1996
  • Series: ACS Symposium Series , #620
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

High-Energy Ion Irradiation Effects on Polymer Materials, H. Kudoh, T. Sasuga, and T. Seguchi
Mechanistic Studies on the Radiation Chemistry of Poly(hydroxybutyrate), T. Carswell-Pomerantz, L. Dong, D.J.T. Hill, J.H. O'Donnell, and P.J. Pomery
Radiation-Induced Energy and Charge Transport in Polystyrene: Laser Photolysis and Pulse Radiolysis Comparative Study, G. Zhang and J.K. Thomas
Photoionization in Polymer Films, G. Zhang and J.K. Thomas
Radiation Chemistry of Polybutene-1, W.K. Busfield and G. S. Watson
Anisotropic Properties in Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene after Cobalt-60 Irradiation, J.V. Hamilton, K.W. Greer, P. Ostiguy, and P.N. Pai
Computer Simulation of Polymer Network Formation By Radiation Cross-Linking, E.S. Castner and V. Galiatsatos
Low-Voltage Electron-Beam Simulation Using the Integrated Tiger Series Monte Carlo Code and Calibration Through Radiochromic Dosimetry, D.E. Weiss, H.W. Kalweit, and R.P. Kensek
A Recent Advance in the Determination of Scission and Cross-Linking Yields of Gamma-Ray Irradiated Polymers, D.J. T. Hill, K.A. Milne, J.H. O'Donnell, and P.J. Pomery
Determination of New Chain-End Groups in Irradiated Polyisobutylene by NMR Spectroscopy, D.J.T. Hill, J.H. O'Donnell, M.C. Senake Perera, and P.J. Pomery
Radiochromic Solid-State Polymerization Reaction, W.L. McLaughlin, M. Al-Sheikhly, D.F. Lewis, A. Kovács, and L. Wojnárovits
Deposition of Plasma-Polymerized Styrene under Ion Bombardment, J.H. Lee, D.S. Kim, and Y.H. Lee
Synthesis of Polysaccharide Chemical Gels by Gamma-Ray Irradiation, A. Paparella and K. Park
Interpenetrating Polymer Network Formation by Electron-Beam Curing of Acrylated Epoxy Resin Blends, M. Al-Sheikhly and W.L. McLaughlin
Electron Processing of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Advanced Composites: A Status Report, A. Singh, C.B. Saunders, V.J. Lopata, W. Kremers, T. E. McDougall, M. Tateishi, and M. Chung
Electron-Beam Manufacturing of Tank Track Pads, B.J. Lambert, A.A. Basfar, W.J. Chappas, and J. Silverman
Gas-Plasma Sterilization, P.T. Jacobs and S.-M. Lin
Radiation Sterilization of Medical Devices and Pharmaceuticals, K.J.L. Burg and S.W. Shalaby
Radiochemical Sterilization: A New Approach to Medical Device Processing, S.W. Shalaby and C.L. Linden, Jr.
Advances in Food Irradiation Research, K.J.L. Burg and S.W. Shalaby
Molecular-Level Response of Selected Polymeric Materials to the Low Earth Orbit Environment, P. Young, E.J. Siochi, and W.S. Slemp
Effects of Gamma-Ray Irradiation on Thermal and Tensile Properties of Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Systems, M. Deng, R.A. Johnson, R.A. Latour, Jr., and S.W. Shalaby
Effects of Ionizing Radiation on the Optical Properties of Polymers, J.P. Harmon, E. Biagtan, G.T. Schueneman, and E. P. Goldberg
Temperature Effects in Gamma-Ray Irradiation of Organic Insulators for Superconducting Magnets for Fusion Reactors, H. Kudoh, N. Kasai, T. Sasuga, and T. Seguchi
Radiation-Induced Effects in Ethylene-Propylene Copolymer with Antioxidant, S. Baccaro
Development of an Accelerated Aging Method for Evaluation of Long-Term Irradiation Effects on Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Implants, D.C. Sun, C. Stark, and J.H. Dumbleton
Performance of Polymeric Materials as Shielding for Cosmic Radiation, M.Y. Kim, S.A. Thibeault, J. W. Wilson, R.L. Kiefer, and R.A. Orwoll
Advanced Materials and Forms: Photosensitive Metathesis Polymers, A. Mhlebach and U. Schaedeli
Polymeric Imaging Material Based on an Acid-Catalyzed Main-Chain Cleavage Reaction, M. Hiro and J.M. J. Fréchet
X-ray Lithography with Environmentally Stable Chemical Amplification Positive Resist, H. Ito, G. Breyta, D. Hofer, A. Pomerene, K. Petrillo, and D. Seeger
Silylating Reagents with High Silicon Contents for Dry-Developed Positive-Tone Resists for Extreme-UV (13.5 nm) and Deep-UV (248 nm) Microlithography, D. Wheeler, E. Scharrer, G. Kubiak, R. Hutton, S. Stein, R. Cirelli, F. Baiocchi, M. Cheng, C. Boyce and G. Taylor

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