Polymer Characterisation by B.J. HuntPolymer Characterisation by B.J. Hunt

Polymer Characterisation

byB.J. Hunt

Paperback | October 23, 2012

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Polymers continue to play an ever increasing role in the modern world. In fact it is quite inconceivable to most people that we could ever have existed of the increased volume and variety of materials without them. As a result currently available, and the diversity of their application, characterisation has become an essential requirement of industrial and academic laboratories in­ volved with polymeric materials. On the one hand requirements may come from polymer specialists involved in the design and synthesis of new materials who require a detailed understanding of the relationship between the precise molecular architecture and the properties of the polymer in order to improve its capabilities and range of applications. On the other hand, many analysts who are not polymer specialists are faced with the problems of analysing and testing a wide range of polymeric materials for quality control or material specification purposes. We hope this book will be a useful reference for all scientists and techno­ or industrial laboratories, logists involved with polymers, whether in academic and irrespective of their scientific discipline. We have attempted to include in one volume all of the most important techniques. Obviously it is not possible to do this in any great depth but we have encouraged the use of specific examples to illustrate the range of possibilities. In addition numerous references are given to more detailed texts on specific subjects, to direct the reader where appropriate. The book is divided into II chapters.
Title:Polymer CharacterisationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:362 pagesPublished:October 23, 2012Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401049564

ISBN - 13:9789401049566

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Table of Contents

Introduction. The separation and analysis of additives in polymers. NMR characterization of polymers. Vibrational spectroscopy. Molecular-weight determination. Chromatographic methods. Thermal analysis. Small-angle neutron scattering and neutron reflectometry. Mechanical and rheological testing. Polymer microscopy. The characterization of polymer surfaces by XPS and SIMS. Index.

Editorial Reviews

Most useful for guiding research workers with a characterisation problem to relevant developments which had not yet come to their notice ... Any library with a polymer and plastics section should acquire this book. - Polymer International; This new book provides a thoroughly up-to-date review of current and emerging techniques and technology. It covers all widely-used techniques and adopts a method-by-method approach. - Documentation; The editors have succeeded in providing a good balanced coverage of most of the methods accessible to the majority of laboratories together with an introduction to less accessible but important modern analytical tools...for those involved in polymer characterisation it is a worthwhile investment. - Reactive Polymers; This is a well written book and makes a very able attempt at covering the methods used in the characterisation of polymers...useful to anyone involved with polymers, particularly those involved in analysis and characterisation - Talanta