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Surface Phenomena in the Structural and Mechanical Behaviour of Solid Polymers

L. Volynskii, N. F. Bakeev
February 03, 2016

Surface Phenomena in the Structural and Mechanical Behaviour of Solid Polymers explores the role of various surface phenomena in the structural and mechanical behaviour of amorphous and semicrystalline polymers. This book: Discusses the development of the interfacial surface in the deformation of...

Handbook of Thermoplastics, Second Edition

Olagoke Olabisi, Kolapo Adewale
December 22, 2015

This new edition of the bestselling Handbook of Thermoplastics incorporates recent developments and advances in thermoplastics with regard to materials development, processing, properties, and applications. With contributions from 65 internationally recognized authorities in the field, the second...

High-Performance Polymers for Engineering-Based Composites

Omari V. Mukbaniani, Marc J. M. Abadie, Tamara Tatrishvili
December 22, 2015

High-Performance Polymers for Engineering-Based Composites presents a selection of investigations and innovative research in polymer chemistry and advanced materials. The book includes case studies in the field of nanocomposites. The volume provides coverage of new research in polymer science and...

Micro- and Nanostructured Polymer Systems: From Synthesis to Applications

Sabu Thomas, Robert Shanks, Jithin Joy
December 03, 2015

This book focuses on the recent trends in micro- and nano-structured polymer systems, particularly natural polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, and their composites, blends, and IPNs. This valuable volume covers the occurrence, synthesis, isolation, production, properties and applications,...

Additives in Polymers: Analysis and Applications

Alexandr A. Berlin, Svetlana Z. Rogovina, Gennady E. Zaikov
December 03, 2015

Additives are selected depending on the type of polymers to which they will be added or the application for which they will be used. The appropriate selection of additives helps develop value-added plastics with improved durability as well as other advantages. This research book provides a range of...

Controlled Release Systems: Advances in Nanobottles and Active Nanoparticles

Alex van Herk, Jacqueline Forcada, Giorgia Pastorin
December 02, 2015

In the area of controlled release of active substances, such as drugs, a strong interest in nanoparticles as carriers of active ingredients has arisen. Some of the active components are extremely hydrophobic, without cellular permeability and susceptible to metabolic degradation. Owing to this,...

Handbook of Encapsulation and Controlled Release

Munmaya Mishra
November 11, 2015

The field of encapsulation, especially microencapsulation, is a rapidly growing area of research and product development. The Handbook of Encapsulation and Controlled Release covers the entire field, presenting the fundamental processes involved and exploring how to use those processes for...

Green Polymers and Environmental Pollution Control

Moayad N. Khalaf
November 11, 2015

Green Polymers and Environment Pollution Control examines the latest developments in the important and growing field of producing conventional polymers from sustainable sources. Presenting cutting-edge research from a group of leading international researchers from academia, government, and...

Materials Characterization: Modern Methods and Applications

Naryanaswami (Mohan) Ranganathan
November 09, 2015

This book, which is a result of a coordinated effort by 22 researchers from five different countries, addresses the methods of determining the local and global mechanical properties of a variety of materials: metals, plastics, rubber, and ceramics. The first chapter treats nanoindentation...

Polysaccharide Hydrogels: Characterization and Biomedical Applications

Pietro Matricardi, Franco Alhaique, Tommasina Coviello
November 04, 2015

Hydrogels are an emerging area of interest in medicine as well as pharmaceutics, and their physico-chemical characterization is fundamental to their practical applications. Compared with synthetic polymers, polysaccharides that are widely present in living organisms and come from renewable sources...

Sealants in Construction, Second Edition

Jerome Klosowski, Andreas T. Wolf
November 03, 2015

Revised Bestseller Offers Broad-Based Knowledge to a Wide Range of Technical Professionals The definitive guide to sealing operations in construction, this latest edition of Sealants in Construction focuses on the most current technology, methods, applications, and standards relevant to sealant...

Natural Fiber Composites

R.D.S.G. Campilho
November 03, 2015

Safely Design, Test, and Construct Products Made of Natural Fiber Composites Natural fibers and their composites carry distinct advantages over industrial fibers. Some advantages—including renewability and availability of raw materials, and lower energy consumption—could help safeguard...