Characterization of Polymer Blends

Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces
Author: Sabu Thomas,Yves Grohens,P. Jyotishkumar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527331530
Category: Science
Page: 976
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Filling the gap for a reference dedicated to the characterization of polymer blends and their micro and nano morphologies, this book provides comprehensive, systematic coverage in a one-stop, two-volume resource for all those working in the field. Leading researchers from industry and academia, as well as from government and private research institutions around the world summarize recent technical advances in chapters devoted to their individual contributions. In so doing, they examine a wide range of modern characterization techniques, from microscopy and spectroscopy to diffraction, thermal analysis, rheology, mechanical measurements and chromatography. These methods are compared with each other to assist in determining the best solution for both fundamental and applied problems, paying attention to the characterization of nanoscale miscibility and interfaces, both in blends involving copolymers and in immiscible blends. The thermodynamics, miscibility, phase separation, morphology and interfaces in polymer blends are also discussed in light of new insights involving the nanoscopic scale. Finally, the authors detail the processing-morphology-property relationships of polymer blends, as well as the influence of processing on the generation of micro and nano morphologies, and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of blends. Hot topics such as compatibilization through nanoparticles, miscibility of new biopolymers and nanoscale investigations of interfaces in blends are also addressed. With its application-oriented approach, handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors, this is an outstanding survey for anyone involved in the field of polymer blends for advanced technologies.

High Temperature Polymer Blends

Author: Mark T. DeMeuse
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0857099019
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 232
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Polymer blends offer properties not easily obtained through the use of a single polymer, including the ability to withstand high temperatures. High Temperature Polymer Blends outlines the characteristics, developments, and use of high temperature polymer blends. The first chapter introduces high temperature polymer blends, their general principles, and thermodynamics. Further chapters go on to deal with the characterization of high temperature polymer blends for specific uses, such as fuel cells and aerospace applications. The book discusses different types of high temperature polymer blends, including liquid crystal polymers, polysulfones, and polybenzimidazole polymer blends and their commercial applications. High Temperature Polymer Blends provides a key reference for material scientists, polymer scientists, chemists, and plastic engineers, as well as academics in these fields. Reviews characterization methods and analysis of the thermodynamic properties of high temperature polymer blends Reviews the use of materials such as liquid crystals as reinforcements as well as applications in such areas as energy and aerospace engineering

Polymer Characterization Techniques and Their Application to Blends

Author: George P. Simon
Publisher: Amer Chemical Society
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 516
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This book aims to introduce the reader to a wide range of polymer characterization techniques including thermal, rheology, mechanical, relaxational, scattering, and spectroscopic analysis. In addition to discussing the techniques and their experimental considerations in general, the chapters will show how the techniques are applied to polymer systems and how the data obtained is analyzed and interpreted. In order to connect each technique to applications, each chapter explains the use of the technique in the popular application of polymer blends. The blending of polymers continues to be a major area of polymer research in academia and industry, and in addition to its instructive role, each chapter serves as a review of the blend literature as relevant to a polymer blends researcher.

Encyclopedia of Polymer Blends, Volume 2

Author: Avraam I. Isayev,Sanjay Palsule
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527319301
Category: Science
Page: 404
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A complete and timely overview of the topic, this Encyclopedia imparts knowledge of fundamental principles and their applications for academicians, scientists and researchers, while informing engineers, industrialists and entrepreneurs of the current state of the technology and its utilization. Each article is uniformly structured for easy navigation, containing the latest research & development and its basic principles and applications, examples of case studies, laboratory and pilot plant experiments, as well as due reference to the published and patented literature.

Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performance, Two-Volume Set

Author: Donald R. Paul,Clive B. Bucknall
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471248255
Category: Science
Page: 1224
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The authoritative resource on polymer blends for the twenty-first century. The most definitive and up-date reference available on the subject, the two-volume set Polymer Blends: Formulation and Performanceexplores and summarizes the recent progress made in polymer blend technology through the use of carefully selected contributions from today's foremost authorities from around the world. Stemming from over two decades of growth within the field, each chapter offers a unique combination of expertise and point of view designed to guide professionals working in the field into the twenty-first century. Editors Donald R. Paul and Clive B. Bucknall have devoted considerable attention to coordinating the contents and style of each chapter to assure coherent transition from topic to topic, and chapter to chapter. Far more than a compendium of recent literature or a review on dramatic new advances, this highly practical handbook is essential reading for anyone concerned with development or use of polymer blends. The two-volume set provides the scientist with useful guidelines for designing polymers with desired properties. Volume 1 is devoted to the formulation of polymer blends. Coverage includes: * The basic thermodynamics of polymer-polymer mixtures * Characterization of blends by a variety of techniques * Structure formation, particularly of multiphase blends Volume 2 is devoted to the performance of polymer blends. Coverage includes: * Mechanical properties and fracture resistance * The performance of rubber-toughened polymers, including fatigue bahavior * Blending for specific performance characteristics * Reinforced polymer blends. Features: * · Contributions from the world's leading experts provide the most authoritative and objective examination of the past twenty years of progress in the field * · Careful editing ensures a smooth and logical transition from topic to topic * · Comprehensive coverage provide enough background to enable even a beginner to begin work in the field * · In-depth coverage presents the most important issues in the field culled from critical sifting through current literature * · Clear, concise entries and carefully selected graphics emphasize important basic principles and conceptual points to aid in understanding * · Bibliographies at the end of each chapter identify the most up-to-date and significant literature on each topic to facilitate further research. Donald R. Paul, PhD, is Director of the Texas Materials Institute of the University of Texas at Austin. Clive B. Bucknall, ScD, PhD, is Head of the Advanced Materials Department, SIMS, Cranfield University, Bedford, United Kingdom.