ISBN-10:
0470455535
ISBN-13:
9780470455531
Pub. Date:
02/07/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
Polymers for Electricity and Electronics: Materials, Properties, and Applications / Edition 1

Polymers for Electricity and Electronics: Materials, Properties, and Applications / Edition 1

by Jiri George Drobny

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ISBN-13: 9780470455531
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/07/2012
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jiri George Drobny is the President of Drobny Polymer Associates as well as a consulting chemical engineer, technical translator, and educator. He is the author of four books on high performance polymers and has four issued U.S. patents in the fields of fluoropolymers and the radiation processing of elastomers.

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Table of Contents

PREFACE xvii

1 INTRODUCTION 1

1.1 Electric Charge 3

1.2 Coulomb's Law 6

1.3 Conductors and Insulators 7

1.4 Capacitors 7

1.5 Dielectrics and Capacitance 8

1.6 Dielectric Polarizability 12

1.7 Voltage 15

1.8 Electric Currents 16

1.9 Resistance and Resistivity 17

1.10 Ohm's Law 19

1.11 Semiconductors 19

1.12 Superconductivity and Superconductors 20

1.13 Piezoelectricity 21

1.14 Pyroelectricity 21

1.15 Ferroelectricity 22

1.16 Methods for Generating Electric Energy 22

2 POLYMERIC MATERIALS 27

2.1 Introduction 27

2.2 Polymerization / 33

2.3 Molecular Weights and Molecular Weight Distributions 34

2.4 Configuration 36

2.5 Glass Transition Temperature and Melting Temperature 38

2.6 Solutions of Polymers 42

2.7 Polymer Compatibility 47

2.8 Deformation Behavior 47

2.9 Polymeric Foams 55

2.10 Liquid Crystals 56

2.11 Nanocomposites 59

2.12 Commercial Polymers 60

2.13 General Technological Characteristics of Polymers 90

2.14 Processing of Polymers 96

2.15 Adhesion and Adhesives 114

3 POLYMERS AS ELECTRICAL INSULATORS 134

3.1 Dielectric Constants of Polymers 135

3.2 Dielectric Relaxation 140

3.3 Tangent of the Dielectric Loss Angle 143

3.4 Dielectric Breakdown of Polymers 147

3.5 Static Charges 159

4 SPECIALTY POLYMERS 172

4.1 Intrinsically Conductive Polymers 172

4.2 Ferroelectric Polymers 180

4.3 Thermotropic Liquid-Crystal Polymers 185

4.4 Ionomers 186

5 COMMERCIAL POLYMERS USED IN PRACTICAL ELECTRICAL ANDELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS 193

5.1 Polymeric Materials Used As Insulators 193

5.2 Wire and Cable Technology 205

5.3 Other Applications of Polymers and Polymeric Systems 245

6 APPLICATIONS OF SPECIALTY POLYMERS 253

6.1 Applications of Conjugated Polymers 253

6.2 Applications of Ferroelectric Polymers 258

6.3 Applications of Liquid-Crystal Polymers 259

6.4 Applications of Ionomers 261

6.5 Lithium Ion Polymer Batteries 265

7 TESTING OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF POLYMERS 269

7.1 Introduction 269

7.2 Individual Tests of Electrical Properties 271

8 CURRENT TRENDS AND DEVELOPMENTS 280

8.1 Molecular Electronics 281

8.2 Intelligent Material Systems 281

8.3 Other Developments and Trends 282

Further Readings 286

APPENDIX I TYPICAL VALUES OF ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OFSELECTED POLYMERS 289

APPENDIX II ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ASTM TEST METHODS, ANDSPECIFICATIONS 292

APPENDIX III BASIC ELECTRICAL TESTS: ASTM AND CORRESPONDINGINTERNATIONAL STANDARDS 294

APPENDIX IV NOBEL PRIZE 2000 FOR CHEMISTRY, TITLE PAGE 295

ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS 297

GLOSSARY 304

BIBLIOGRAPHY 314

INDEX 317

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“The book introduces readers to the fundamentals, basic principles, properties, and applications of electrical polymers. It provides the principles in an extended and accessible way, as well as including examples of state-of-the-art scientific issues.” (PU Magazine, 1 August 2012)

“It appears that an updated publication focusing on the practical side and complementing them should be useful. The goal of this book is to provide a ready reference for professionals working in industrial practice and as a textbook for advanced students of electrical and electronic engineering, material science, of polymer science and engineering as well for the use of educators, attorneys and marketing specialists.“ (RFP Rubber Fibres Plastics, 9 July 2012)

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