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Polymer Science and Technology (paperback), 2nd Edition


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  • NEW - Expanded coverage of important topics in polymer science and engineering—Including polymer synthesis such as metallocene catalysis, atom-transfer radical polymerization, the use of supercritical fluids as a polymerization medium, the genetic engineering of polymers, nanocomposites, rubber elasticity, and degradation and recycling.
    • Introduces students to the latest and most important topics in polymer science.

  • NEW - Example calculations, homework problems, and bibliographic references.
    • Provides students with greater pedagogical resources for a deeper understanding of the subject matter.

  • NEW - Expanded discussion of crystallinity and greater coverage of characterization methods—Including established techniques such as microhardness and tribology and new instrumental methods including temperature-modulated DSC.
    • Gives students a greater understanding of these topics.

  • Methods of synthesis and properties of major polymer groups—As well as extensive coverage of commodity thermoplastics and fibers, elastomers and thermosets, and engineering and specialty polymers.
    • Provides students with practical applications of the topics discussed.

  • Fundamental principles of polymer blends and composites—Explores polymer engineering principles including rheology, processing, and engineering applications of polymers.
    • Introduces students to practical, real world applications of polymer science.


  • Copyright 2003
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/4"
  • Pages: 608
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-342994-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-342994-7

The definitive guide to polymer principles, properties, synthesis, and applications

Polymer Science and Technology, Second Edition systematically reviews both the current state of polymer science and technology and emerging advances in the field. Leading polymer specialist Joel R. Fried offers thoroughly updated coverage of both polymer processing principles and the latest polymer applications in a wide range of industries -- including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics.

In addition to synthetic polymer chemistry, Fried covers polymer properties in solution and in melt, rubber, and solid states, and surveys all important categories of plastics. This Second Edition also adds many new example calculations, homework problems, and bibliographic references. In-depth coverage includes:

    • Polymer synthesis, including metallocene catalysis, atom-transfer radical and plasma polymerization, the use of supercritical fluids, and genetic engineering
    • Amorphous and crystalline states, transitions, and mechanical properties
    • Characterization techniques, including new coverage of temperature-modulated DSC
    • Polymer engineering, from rheology to modeling of polymer processing operations
    • Fundamental principles of polymer blends and composites -- including up-to-the-minute discussions of nanocomposites
    • Commodity thermoplastics and fibers, with new coverage of syndiotactic polystyrene, biopolymers, and naturally occurring polymers
    • Elastomers and thermosets
    • Engineering and specialty polymers, including dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, amorphous Teflon, and new electrical/optical applications
    • Membrane separations and new coverage of barrier polymers


    Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458


    ISBN: 0-13-018168-4

Sample Content

Table of Contents


Preface to First Edition.


 1. Introduction to Polymer Science.

 2. Polymer Synthesis.

 3. Confirmation, Solutions, and Molecular Weight.

 4. Solid-State Properties.

 5. Viscoelasticity and Rubber Elasticity.

 6. Polymer Degradation and the Environment.

 7. Additives, Blends, and Composites.

 8. Biopolymers, Natural Polymers, and Fibers.

 9. Thermoplastics, Elastomers, and Thermosets.

10. Engineering and Specialty Polymers.

11. Polymer Rheology and Processing.

12. Polymers for Advanced Technologies.




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