High-Pressure Chemistry and Physics of Polymers is devoted to covering all areas of high-pressure polymer materials science. Topics addressed include the synthesis of polymers, changes in reactivity, structural transformations, molecular dynamics, relaxation processes, deformational properties, chemical modification, and the effect of shock waves and shear stresses. The authors' contributions reflect over 60 years of Soviet study in the field of physico-chemistry conducted at the major former Soviet Institutes of Chemical Physics, Organic Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry. Fundamental topics such as compressibility of polymers, polymerization under pressure, viscoelastic/deformational properties, and polymer modification are discussed with an eye toward materials development for improving physical models and methods of calculating the changing parameters of materials under pressure.
The book is a valuable reference to data on mechanisms of physical and chemical processes, in addition to new experimental data for improving physical models and methods of calculating changes in material characteristics under compression loads. High-Pressure Chemistry and Physics of Polymers will be an important reference for graduate students and practicing professionals in polymer chemistry and polymeric materials.
Table of Contents
Compressibility of Polymers
Structural Aspects of Influence of High Pressure on Polyethylene
Viscoelastic and Deformational Properties of Polymers Under High Pressure
PVT Effects in Molecular Dynamics of Polymers
Radiation Chemistry of Polymers Under High Pressure
Polymerization Under Pressure
Reactions of Solid Monomers and Polymers Under Shear Deformation and High Pressure
Polymerization and Modification of Polymers Under Shock Compression
Application of High Pressure in Polymer Processing