This book reflects understanding of property enhancement through development of molecular structure. It focuses on liquid crystalline and semicrystalline polymers that provide a state of the art knowledge of the molecular organizations.
1. Processing of Polymer Liquid Crystals 2. Structure and Properties of Oriented Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers in the Solid State 3. Development of Orientation during Processing of Liquid Crystalline Polymers 4. Characterization, Rheology, and Properties of Copolyesters of Poly(Ethylene Terephthalate) and p-Oxy-Benzoate 5. Rheology and Properties of Self-Reinforcing Polymer-Liquid Crystalline Polymer Blends 6. Magnetic Orientation of Thermotropic Liquid Crystalline Polymers 7. Rheological, Rheo-Optical and Light Scattering Studies on Nematic Solutions of Poly(L,4-Phenylene-2,6-Benzobisthiazole) 8. Processing and Properties of Rigid Rod Molecular Composites 9. Measures for Polymer Chain Extension 10. A Study of the Relation of the Tensile Properties to the Molecular Draw Ratio of Ultra Drawn Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene 11. A Theoretical Approach to the Calculation of the Maximum Tensile Strength of Polymer Fibers 12. Dynamic X-Ray Diffraction Studies for Assigning the Alpha and Beta Mechanical Dispersions of Spherulitic Poly-Alpha-Olefins 13. Chlorosulfonation of Ultra-High Strength Polyethylene Fibers 14. Manufacture of High Modulus Polypropylene Sheet by Roll-Drawing 15. Application of Microwave Radiation in Solid State Deformation Processes