Knowledge of thermodynamics is a necessary tool for describing and understanding the physical behavior of new polymers and polymer blends, for instance, compatibility of components, rheological properties, morphological features, and mechanical properties. This book summarizes in a fairly comprehensive manner the recent technical research accomplishments in the area of thermodynamics, characterizations, and applications of polymer blends.
In the first chapter, an overview of thermodynamic behaviors of non-equilibrium polymers is discussed. In the consecutive chapters, different properties of polymer blends are discussed, including surface tension, transition, crystallization, morphology, and flow behaviors. Miscibility and molecular characterizations of polymer blends are also covered in this book. Applications to various systems are reviewed, and both experimental concerns and references are supplied. In this time when science has such a strong tendency for diversification, this book demonstrates the relevance of one’s own activities with neighboring branches of activities.
This book is unique in that the mathematics of the physics of polymers are minimized in order not to discourage the interest of a junior or senior undergraduate or new graduate student by an unnecessarily rigorous approach. However, book aims to widen the readers’ general knowledge with a better understanding of the physics of polymers. Applications to various systems are reviewed, and both experimental concerns and references are supplied.
Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules
Molecular Mass of Macromolecules and Its Distribution
Macromolecules in Solution
Characterization of Polymers by Flowing
Transitions in Polymers
Crystallization and Melting of Polymers
Polymers in Non-Equilibrium
Liquid-Crystalline Order in Polymers
Surface Tension of Polymer Blends and Random Copolymers
Macromolecules in Condensed State
Molecular Characterization of Synthetic Polymers by Means of Liquid Chromotography
Impedance Spectroscopy: Basic Concepts and Application for Electrical Evaluation of Polymer Electrolytes
Advanced Polymeric Materials: Macro to Nanoscales
Preparation of Chitin-Based Nano-Fibrous and Composite Materials Using Ionic Liquids
Fire-Resist Bio-Based Polyurethane for Structural Foam Application
Graft Copolymers of Guar Gum vs Alginate: Drug Delivery Applications and Implications
Thermal Properties of Poly(hydroxyalkanoates)
Replacing Petroleum-Based Tackifier in Tire Compounds with Environmental Friendly Palm Oil-Based Resins
Miscibility, Thermal Properties and Ion Conductivity of Poly)ethylene Oxide) and Polyacrylate
Poly(trimethylene Terephthalate: The New Generation of Engineering Thermoplastic Polyester