This book contains the plenary lectures from international experts, which were presented during the International Conference Polymer Networks, held in Moscow, April 1991. The book covers different areas of physics and chemistry of polymer networks, generated by the formation of chemical bonds. New theoretical and experimental results concerning the synthesis, structure and properties of such networks as recently obtained in scientific centres world-wide are extensively presented.
Preface Formation processes, structure and properties of polymer networks K. Dusek Comparative analysis of the processes of polymer network formation via polycondensation and polymerization B.A. Rozenberg and V.I. Irzhak Network formation via end-linking processes P. Rempp, R. Muller and Y. Gnanou Comprehensive approach to the theory of polymer networks. I. Molecular theory of gelation S.I. Kuchanov and S.V. Panyukov The role of entanglements for the mechanical behavior of polymer networks O. Kramer Structure and swelling properties of polymer networks synthesized in solution F. Horkay, E. Geissler, A.-M. Hecht and M. Zrinyi Thermoelasticity and strain-induced volume-effects in permanent networks H.G. Kilian Neutron scattering investigation of the deformation at molecular scales in polymer networks J. Bastide, F. BouÃ©, E. Mendes, F. Zielinski, M. Buzier, G. Beinert, R. Oeser and C. Lartigue Orientation-stress relation of polymer fluids, networks and liquid crystals subjected to uniaxial deformation A. Ziabicki Dynamic shear compliance of IR-networks in dependence on crosslink density and filler content W. Pechold Anomalous properties of hypercrosslinked polystyrene networks V.A. Davankov and M.P. Tsyurupa Physical networks of biopolymers S.B. Ross-Murphy