Introduction to Molecular Motion in Polymers: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Introduction to Molecular Motion in Polymers

1st Edition

By Richard A. Pethrick, Taweechai Amornsaichai, Alastair M. North

Whittles Publishing

224 pages

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Paperback: 9781439866030
pub: 2011-03-09

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This book explains how molecular movement is determined by chemical structure, then how motion controls the physical and technological properties of polymer materials. Readers are introduced to the concepts of molecular movement in polymers and the connections with causative chemical structure on the one hand and resulting bulk physical and technological behavior on the other. The approach is non-mathematical, but is molecularly based and allows readers to understand the detailed chemical and rigorous mathematical discussions of more advanced texts.

Table of Contents


Chemical structure of polymers

Molecular motion in polymers

The glass to rubber transition

The glass state


The rubber state

The liquid/melt state

Drawing and fracture

Dynamic mechanical relaxation

Acoustic (ultrasonic) relaxation

Dielectric relaxation

Photophysics of polymers (excited state relaxation)

Conductivity in polymer systems

Diffusion in polymers

Methods of studying molecular motion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers