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Polymer Dynamics and Relaxation


  • Page extent: 266 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.63 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 547.7
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QD381 .B69 2007
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Polymers
    • Polymers--Structure
    • Molecular dynamics

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521814195)

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Polymeric transition behaviour is controlled at the molecular level by the mobility of the structural constituents. This 2007 book covers the important types of relaxation processes in conjunction with the broad spectrum of experimental methods used to study them. Researchers in materials science, physics and chemistry will find this book useful.


Preface; Part I. Methodology: 1. Mechanical relaxation; 2. Dielectric relaxation; 3. NMR spectroscopy; 4. Dynamic neutron scattering; 5. Molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of amorphous polymers; Part II. Amorphous Polymers: 6. The primary transition region; 7. Secondary (subglass) relaxations; 8. The transition from melt to glass and its molecular basis; Part III. Complex Systems: 9. Semi-crystalline polymers; 10. Miscible polymer blends; Appendix 1. The Rouse Model; Appendix 2. Site models for localized relaxation; Index.


"Boyd and Smith (both at the U. of Utah) have written an authoritative text describing the relaxation processes of polymers and the many methods used for their study that will be essential reading for researchers and graduate students of materials science, physics, and chemistry. The initial 5 chapters are devoted to methodology, with descriptions of mechanical and dielectric relaxation, NMR spectroscopy, dynamic neutron scattering, and molecular dynamics simulations of amorphous polymers. The three stages from primary transition region, secondary (subglass) relaxations, and the transition from melt to glass of amorphous polymers are described in separate chapters, with discussion of the molecular basis of the transition from melt to glass. The volume concludes with discussion of semi-crystalline polymers and miscible polymer blends, including the models for miscible blend dynamics. Two appendices describe the Rouse model and site models for localized relaxation." Book News, Inc.

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