Through a balanced combination of theory and experiments, this book provides a detailed overview of the main and most up-to-date advances in the area of polymeric materials. Because the subject is essentially interdisciplinary and brings together scientists and engineers with different educational backgrounds, the book offers a research-oriented exposition of the fundamentals as well.
The book is based on the editors’ and authors’ extensive experience in research, development, and education in the field of materials science, and especially polymer testing, polymer diagnostics, and failure analysis. A comprehensive coverage of the methods of polymer testing is provided along with the results of the authors’ work on deformation and fracture behavior of polymers.
This book will be useful to faculty as well as advanced-level students in materials science, materials technology, plastic technology, mechanical engineering, process engineering, and chemical engineering.
Updates on Nanofiller Structure in Elastomeric Nanocomposites
The Fractal Clusters in Physics-Chemistry of Polymers
New Aromatic Dinitrocompounds Containing Aliphatic and Aromatic Side Groups
A Study on Polymer Synthesis and Processing Using Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Updates to Production and Application of Chlorine Polyolefine
A Study on Rheological Properties of Dilute and Moderately Concentrated Solutions of Chitosan
Updates on Polymer-Inorganic Materials
A Note on Gradient Refractive Index
Thermally Stable Polymers
Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc, is Head of the Polymer Division at the N. M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, and professor at Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology, Russia, as well as professor at Kazan National Research Technological University, Kazan, Russia. He is also a prolific author, researcher, and lecturer. He has received several awards for his work, including the the Russian Federation Scholarship for Outstanding Scientists. He has been a member of many professional organizations and on the editorial boards of many international science journals.
Dr. Nodar Lekishvili is professor and Chair of General, Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry Department and Director of the Institute of Inorganic-Organic Hybrid Compounds and Non¬traditional Materials at Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia. He received is PhD in Chemical at the Institute of the Organometallic Chemistry RAS (Moscow). His scientific interests include the coordination of compounds with elementorganic and organic ligands; compounds and materials with specific properties; element(metal)organic compounds with nontraditional structures and properties; inorganic-organic hybrid materials; and composite materials with specific properties. He has written more than 250 scientific publications, including monographs, textbooks, and three books and has several inventions and patents to his name.
Yurii J. Medvedevskikh is Chief Scientist, Department of Physico-Chemistry and Technology of Combustible Minerals, L.M. Lytvynenko Institute of Physico-Organic Chemistry and Coal Chemistry, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv, Ukraine.
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