Polymer Physics: From Suspensions to Nanocomposites and Beyond / Edition 1

Polymer Physics: From Suspensions to Nanocomposites and Beyond / Edition 1

by Leszek A. Utracki
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470193425

ISBN-13: 9780470193426

Pub. Date: 09/07/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers a much-needed overview of the science of polymer physics today. It walks readers through important areas of advanced research in the field, explaining what scientists and engineers need to know about the interrelationships between polymer structures, morphology, and physical and mechanical behavior.

Polymer Physics is divided into four parts:

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Overview

This book offers a much-needed overview of the science of polymer physics today. It walks readers through important areas of advanced research in the field, explaining what scientists and engineers need to know about the interrelationships between polymer structures, morphology, and physical and mechanical behavior.

Polymer Physics is divided into four parts: Rheology, Thermodynamics, Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS), and Physics of the Polymeric Nanocomposites. Contributed chapters from leaders in the field emphasize the most important trends in polymer physics, from nanorheology and molecular modeling to PALS applications and physical aging. Key topics include:

The viscosity of suspensions and solutions

Kinetics of polymer aging

Molecular dynamics

Free volume

Solid-state physics, thermodynamics, and dynamics

Multi-component polymeric systems

Rheology of polymers with nano-fillers

An invaluable resource for chemists, chemical engineers, material scientists, and polymer scientists, Polymer Physics also provides practical guidance for professionals in the plastics, rubber, adhesives, fiber, and paint industries.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470193426
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
776
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors ix

Preface xiii

A Life with Polymers Robert Simha Ivan G. Otterness Alexander M. Jamieson 1

Part I Rheology 15

1 Newtonian Viscosity of Dilute, Semidilute, and Concentrated Polymer Solutions Alexander M. Jamieson Robert Simha 17

2 Polymer and Surfactant Drag Reduction in Turbulent Flows Jacques L. Zakin Wu Ge 89

3 Nanorheology of Polymer Nanoalloys and Nanocomposites Ken Nakajima Toshio Nishi 129

4 Volume Relaxation and the Lattice-Hole Model Richard E. Robertson Robert Simha 161

5 Dynamics of Materials at the Nanoscale: Small-Molecule Liquids and Polymer Films Gregory B. McKenna 191

Part II Thermodynamics 225

6 Equations of State and Free-Volume Content Pierre Moulinié Leszek A. Utracki 227

7 Spatial Configuration and Thermodynamic Characteristics of Main-Chain Liquid Crystals Akihiro Abe Hidemine Furuya 283

8 Bulk and Surface Properties of Random Copolymers in View of the Simha-Somcynsky Equation of State Hans-Werner Kammer Jörg Kressler 323

9 Physical Aging John (Iain) M. G. Cowie Valeria Arrighi 357

Part III Position Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy 391

10 Morphology of Free-Volume Holes in Amorphous Polymers by Means of Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy Giovanni Consolati Fiorenza Quasso 393

11 Local Free-Volume Distribution from PALS and Dynamics of Polymers Günter Dlubek 421

12 Positron Annihilation Lifetime Studies of Free Volume in Heterogeneous Polymer Systems Alexander M. Jamieson Brian G. Olson Sergei Nazarenko 473

Part IV Physics of the Polymeric Nanocomposites 523

13 Structure-Property Relationships of Nanocomposites Cyril Sender Jean Fabien Capsal Antoine Lonjon Alain Bernès Philippe Demont Éric Dantras Valérie Samouillan Jany Dandurand Colette Lacabanne Lydia Laffont 525

14 Free Volume in Molten and Glassy Polymers and Nanocomposites Leszek A. Utracki 553

15 Metal Particles Confined in Polymeric Matrices Luigi Nicolais Gianfranco Carotenuto 605

16 Rheology of Polymers with Nanofillers Leszek A. Utracki Maryam M. Sepehr Pierre J. Carreau 639

Appendix A Abbreviations and Notations 709

Appendix B Robert Simha Publications 737

Subject Index 755

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