Microhardness of Polymers

Microhardness of Polymers

by F. J. Balta Calleja, S. Fakirov
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521041821

ISBN-13: 9780521041829

Pub. Date: 10/25/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book deals with the micromechanical characterization of polymer materials. It emphasizes microhardness as a technique capable of detecting a variety of morphological and textural changes in polymers. The authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the microhardness of polymers, including descriptions of the various testing methods in materials science and

Overview

This book deals with the micromechanical characterization of polymer materials. It emphasizes microhardness as a technique capable of detecting a variety of morphological and textural changes in polymers. The authors provide a comprehensive introduction to the microhardness of polymers, including descriptions of the various testing methods in materials science and engineering. They also discuss the micromechanical study of glassy polymers and the relevant aspects of microhardness of semicrystalline polymers. Numerous application examples of the microhardness technique for the characterization of polymeric materials help readers develop a solid understanding of the material. These real world examples include the influence of polymer processing, the use in weathering tests, the characterization of modified polymer surfaces, and others. This book will be of use to graduate level materials science students, as well as research workers in materials science, mechanical engineering and physics departments interested in the microindentation hardness of polymer materials.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521041829
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Series:
Cambridge Solid State Science Series
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Microhardness determination in polymeric materials; 3. Microhardness of glassy polymers; 4. Microhardness of crystalline polymers; 5. Microhardness of polymer blends, copolymers and composites; 6. Microhardness of polymers under strain; 7. Application of hardness techniques to the characterization of polymer materials; Author index; Subject index.

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