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Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering

1st Edition

Magdi El Messiry
June 23, 2017

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering sheds light on the area of the natural fiber textile composites with new research on their applications, the material used, the methods of preparation, the different types of polymers, the selection of raw materials, the elements of design the natural...

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization

1st Edition

Kal Renganathan Sharma
June 14, 2017

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization describes the thermodynamic basis for miscibility as well as the mathematical models used to predict the compositional window of miscibility and construct temperature versus volume-fraction phase diagrams. The book covers the...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

1st Edition

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Jinsong Leng, Alan Kin-tak Lau
May 22, 2017

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites,...

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications

1st Edition

Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
May 17, 2017

Automotive manufacturers are required to decrease CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. In recent years, there has been rapid development in the application of lightweight and sustainable materials in the automotive industry to help meet these criteria....

Functional Polymers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

1st Edition

Raja Shunmugam
May 11, 2017

This new book covers the synthetic as well application aspects of functional polymers. It highlights modern trends in the field and showcases the recent characterization techniques that are being employed in the field of polymer science. The chapters are written by top-notch scientists who are...

Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

1st Edition

Tatiana G. Volova, Yuri S. Vinnik, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Nadejda M. Markelova, Gennady E. Zaikov
April 18, 2017

This new book presents the authors’ biomedical studies of natural degradable biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHAs]) and discusses the demand for medical-grade materials and modern trends, focusing on the present status and future potential of PHAs. The authors present and summarize their most...

Handbook of Telechelic Polyesters, Polycarbonates, and Polyethers

1st Edition

Sophie M. Guillaume
April 18, 2017

Telechelic polymers have garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to their reactive chain-end functions. This comprehensive book compiles and details the basic principles of and cutting-edge research in telechelic polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyethers, ranging from synthesis to...

Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications

1st Edition

Shalaby W. Shalaby, Karen J.L. Burg, Waleed Shalaby
April 06, 2017

In a carefully crafted, multidisciplinary, skillfully focused format, Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications covers attributes of polymers used for vascular, urological, and gynecological materials. It provides a brief analysis of how the use of polymers in vascular and urogenital...

Reverse Engineering of Rubber Products: Concepts, Tools, and Techniques

1st Edition

Saikat Das Gupta, Rabindra Mukhopadhyay, Krishna C. Baranwal, Anil K. Bhowmick
March 31, 2017

Reverse engineering is widely practiced in the rubber industry. Companies routinely analyze competitors’ products to gather information about specifications or compositions. In a competitive market, introducing new products with better features and at a faster pace is critical for any manufacturer....

Functional Polymer Blends: Synthesis, Properties, and Performance

1st Edition

Vikas Mittal
March 31, 2017

With their broad range of properties, polymer blends are widely used in adhesion, colloidal stability, the design of composite and biocompatible materials, and other areas. As the science and technology of polymer blends advances, an increasing number of polymer blend systems and applications...

Polyurethane Shape Memory Polymers

1st Edition

W.M. Huang, Bin Yang, Yong Qing Fu
March 30, 2017

Shape memory polymers (SMPs) are some of the most important and valuable engineering materials developed in the last 25 years. These fascinating materials demonstrate remarkably versatile properties—including capacity for actuation and stimulus responsiveness—that are enabling technologists to...

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