Polymer Properties At Room And Cryogenic Temperatures

Hardcover | January 31, 1995

byGunther Hartwig

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This volume emphasizes the importance of first understanding cryogenic properties in order to comprehend the room temperature properties of polymers. The author describes the necessary modifications for polymers and their applications to the most important thermal, mechanical, and dielectric properties. Other chapters discuss the correlation between polymer structures and properties, the phonon structure of polymers, separation of components influenced by glass transitions and 'basic properties' related to solid state physics, and the influence of tunneling processes on properties at very low temperatures. Polymer Properties at Room and Cryogenic Temperatures also features an extensive appendix with key data on all the properties considered in the text. This volume is an important and useful text for students, scientists, lecturers, and engineers in the area of polymer science.

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This volume emphasizes the importance of first understanding cryogenic properties in order to comprehend the room temperature properties of polymers. The author describes the necessary modifications for polymers and their applications to the most important thermal, mechanical, and dielectric properties. Other chapters discuss the ...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:284 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:January 31, 1995Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306449870

ISBN - 13:9780306449871

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Table of Contents

Introduction and General Polymer Features. Phonon Structure and Polymers. Specific Heat. Thermal Expansion and the Grueneisen Relation. Thermal Conductivity. Molecular Place Changes and Dampening Spectra. Mechanical Deformation Behavior. Dielectric Properties and their Correlations. Fracture Behavior of Polymers. Cryogenic Measuring Methods. Polymers as Matrix for Composites. Appendix. Index.

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`[This book] form[s] the basis of a good postgraduate course on the physics of the polymeric solid state....To produce a text like this is not easy...useful to those seeking to understand polymer physics of solids.' Polymer International `Good organization....The book is a textbook, a review, a handbook all rolled into one.' Polymer News