Characterization of Solid Polymers

This work reviews some recent developments in structural techniques, with the aim of presenting the current 'state of the art' in a selection of areas.

Characterization of Solid Polymers

The last decade or so has seen a dramatic increase in the amount of detailed structural information available from a range of experimental techniques. Exciting new techniques such as atomic force microscopy have become widely available, while the potential of established methods like X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy has been greatly enhanced by powerful new sources and analytical methods. Progress in computing has also had a widespread impact: in areas such as neutron scattering, large data sets can now be manipulated more readily. The software supplied with commercial instruments generally provides more sophisti cated analytical facilities, while time-resolved X-ray studies rely on rapid data handling capabilities. The polymer scientist is faced with an expanding array of experimental tools for addressing both fundamental science and industrial problems. This work reviews some recent developments in structural techniques, with the aim of presenting the current 'state of the art' in a selection of areas.

Characterization of Solid Polymers

This book reviews progress in the techniques used to characterize polymers and highlights the areas of research that have been made possible.

Characterization of Solid Polymers


Polymer Characterization

This edition contains a new chapter on surface analysis as well as some revised problems and solutions.

Polymer Characterization

Discerning the properties of polymers and polymer-based materials requires a good understanding of characterization. This revised and updated text provides a comprehensive survey of characterization methods within its simple, concise chapters. Polymer Characterization: Physical Techniques, provides an overview of a wide variety of characterization methods, which makes it an excellent textbook and reference. It starts with a description of basic polymer science, providing a solid foundation from which to understand the key physical characterization techniques. The authors explain physical principles without heavy theory and give special emphasis to the application of the techniques to polymers, with plenty of illustrations. Topics covered include molecular weight determination, molecular and structural characterization by spectroscopic techniques, morphology and structural characterization by microscopy and diffraction, and thermal analysis. This edition contains a new chapter on surface analysis as well as some revised problems and solutions. The concise treatment of each topic offers even those with little prior knowledge of the subject an accessible source to relevant, simple descriptions in a well-organized format.

Characterization of Solid Surfaces

Perhaps the most striking example of this is given by semiconductors; a whole new industry has emerged in barely twenty years based entirely on the controlled distribu tion of defects within what a few years before would have been regarded ...

Characterization of Solid Surfaces

Until comparatively recently, trace analysis techniques were in general directed toward the determination of impurities in bulk materials. Methods were developed for very high relative sensitivity, and the values determined were average values. Sampling procedures were devised which eliminated the so-called sampling error. However, in the last decade or so, a number of developments have shown that, for many purposes, the distribution of defects within a material can confer important new properties on the material. Perhaps the most striking example of this is given by semiconductors; a whole new industry has emerged in barely twenty years based entirely on the controlled distribu tion of defects within what a few years before would have been regarded as a pure, homogeneous crystal. Other examples exist in biochemistry, metallurgy, polyiners and, of course, catalysis. In addition to this of the importance of distribution, there has also been a recognition growing awareness that physical defects are as important as chemical defects. (We are, of course, using the word defect to imply some dis continuity in the material, and not in any derogatory sense. ) This broadening of the field of interest led the Materials Advisory Board( I} to recommend a new definition for the discipline, "Materials Character ization," to encompass this wider concept of the determination of the structure and composition of materials. In characterizing a material, perhaps the most important special area of interest is the surface.

Polymers Polymer Characterization and Analysis

This volume is one of a series of selected reprints from the world-renowned Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering designed to provide specific audiences with articles grouped by a central theme.

Polymers  Polymer Characterization and Analysis

This volume is one of a series of selected reprints from the world-renowned Encyclopedia of Polymer Science and Engineering designed to provide specific audiences with articles grouped by a central theme. Included are all of the original articles related to polymer characterization and analysis, with full texts, tables, figures, and reference materials from the original--reproduced unchanged. Articles are by industrial or academic experts in their field. Includes coverage of the newest analytical methods, a wealth of physical and mechanical data, and standards and specifications for materials. Alphabetical organization, extensive cross-references, and a complete index further enhance its usefulness.

Polymer Analysis

Lubrication results if polymers that are in contact are separated by a weak interfacial layer (solid or liquid). ... Briggs, D., 'Polymer Surface Characterization by XPS and SIMS', in Characterization of Solid Polymers: New Techniques ...

Polymer Analysis

This book introduces the techniques used for the analysis of polymers. It covers the main aspects of polymer science and technology; identification, polymerization, molecular weight, structure, surface properties, degradation and mechanical properties. * Clear explanations of each analytical technique * Describes the application of techniques to the study of polymers * Encourages learning through numerous self-assessment questions and answers * Structured for flexible learning