This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Polyimides and Other High Temperature Polymers: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications, held in Orlando, December 17-19, 2003. This volume is divided into three parts. Part 1. â€œSynthesis, Properties and Bulk Characterizationâ€; Part 2 â€œHybrids and Compositesâ€ and Part 3 â€œApplications and General Papersâ€. The topics covered include: Synthesis, characterization and processing (including some novel approaches) of a variety of polyimides and other high temperature polymers; structure-property relationships; hybrids and nanocomposites using these materials and their characterization, properties and applications; segmental dynamics in polyimide materials; photoalignable polyimides; photoconductivity and photosensitivity of polyimides; ultrafiltration membranes from polyetherimide; polyimide as a tunneling barrier; polymer materials for nonlinear optical applications; alignment of SWNTs in rigid-rod polymer compositions; surface modification of polyimide; adhesion of Cu to polyimide surfaces; and polyimide erosion in a low Earth orbit space environment.
'Papers are well documented and illustrated with photos, charts and data, and references. For those researchers involved with these high performance polymers, this book is RECOMMENDED' Adhesives & Sealants Newsletter, November 2005