Polymer Phase Diagrams: A Textbook

Paperback | March 1, 2001

byRonald Koningsveld, Walter H. Stockmayer, Erik Nies

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Polymeric materials include plastics, gels, synthetic fibres, and rubbers. They are all-important both in industry and in daily life. Unlike liquid water, ice, or sugar solution, polymers are not homogeneous. They are said to consist of two or more phases, and their production and processing,as well as their properties and uses, depend on an understanding of the transitions that take place between these phases. Over the last two decades, phase diagrams of considerable complexity have begun to appear in polymer literature. Phase transitions occur abundantly in polymer production andprocessing, are often encountered in polymer research, or are instrumental in laboratory methods of polymer characterization. This new textbook uses fundamental principles to classify phase separation phenomena in polymer systems, and describes simple molecular models explaining the observedbehaviour. It supplies insight in the reading and construction of complex phase diagrams, as well as an understanding of the relationships that must exist between different phase transitions. Containing hundreds of diagrams, exercises at chapter ends, and several useful appendices, this text shouldbe useful for anyone teaching or studying a course in polymer science.

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Polymeric materials include plastics, gels, synthetic fibres, and rubbers. They are all-important both in industry and in daily life. Unlike liquid water, ice, or sugar solution, polymers are not homogeneous. They are said to consist of two or more phases, and their production and processing,as well as their properties and uses, depend...

Professor Ronald Koningsveld, President- Kennedy Singel 5/5, 6137 AA Sittard, Netherlands Phone/Fax 31-46-4529772 Prof Walter H Stockmayer, Chemistry Department, Dartmouth College, Hanover NJ 03755, USA Dr Erik Nies, Technical University Eindhoven, Chemical Technology, Polymer Chemistry, Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.75 inPublished:March 1, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198556349

ISBN - 13:9780198556343

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PrefaceGlossary of symbolsPART 1. Principles of Heterogeneous Equilibrium1. Single-component systems2. Mixtures3. Binary systems, Bakhuis-Roozeboom Diagram4. Binary systems, partial miscibility in the liquid phase, and supercritical phenomena5. Binary systems, solid solutions, and compounds6. Ternary and multicomponent systemsPART 2. Simple Modelling7. Modelling partial miscibility and solid/liquid equilibriumPART 3. Heterogeneous equilibrium in macromolecular systems8. Introduction9. Partial miscibility of strictly-binary polymer systems10. Partial miscibility of quasi-binary polymer systems11. The influence of pressure12. Solid/liquid equilibrium13. Quasi-ternary polymer systems14. Fractionation of polymers15. Miscellaneous phase transitionsAppendicesAppendix 2 - Simple modelling for small-molecule systemsAppendix 3 - Calculation of cloudpoint, shadow, and coexistence curvesAppendix 4 - Simple modelling of equilibria in polymeric systemsAppendix 5 - Numerical evaluations of interaction parametersAppendix 6 - Molecular basis of the interaction parameterAppendix 7 - Answers for exercises