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Emerging Themes in Polymer Science : Special Publication - Anthony J. Ryan

Emerging Themes in Polymer Science

Special Publication

By: Anthony J. Ryan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: November 2001
ISBN: 9780854048908
Number Of Pages: 334

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Many books offer coverage of the current work of top researchers, but rarely is any attempt made to look beyond the present day. "Emerging Themes in Polymer Science" is a unique book which not only documents the latest research but also provides an insight into the likely future of polymer science. At the heart of the debate, and a key feature of the book, is the relationship between polymer science and biology. Also discussed are polymer semiconductors and devices; polymer colloids; biomaterials; tissue engineering and polymers; neutron and synchrotron research; theory; and rheology. Anyone involved in polymer research, including those in the fields of electronics and nanotechnology, will welcome this book.

"... will be useful to anyone involved in polymer research, including those in the fields of electronics and nanotechnology." * Food Trade Review, July 2001, p 453 * "... highly informative ..." * Nutrition Bulletin, 2001, 27, p 273 *

Perspective and Summaryp. 1
The Future of Industry
Emerging Trends in Polymer Sciencep. 9
The Impact of Environmental Trends in the Coatings Industry on Polymer Designp. 15
Emerging TGrends in Polymer Semiconductors and Devicesp. 22
Polymer Characterisation and Colloids
Exploiting Acrylic Polymer Architecture in Surface Coatings Applicationsp. 41
Mass Spectrometry of Polymersp. 61
An Overview of Current and Future Themes for Polymer Colloids Researchp. 74
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
Biomaterials: Tissue Engineering and Polymersp. 89
Biomaterials: Recent Trends and Future Possibilitiesp. 100
Surfaces and their Modification
Plasma Polymerisation: Improved Mechanistic Understanding of Deposition, New Materials and Applicationsp. 119
The Self Assembly of Polymer Filmsp. 134
Biopolymers
Polymers and the Living Worldp. 151
Green Polymers for the 21st Century: Real Prospects and Virtual Realitiesp. 165
Rheology and Processing
Emerging Themes in Polymer Processingp. 185
Emerging Themes in Polymer Processingp. 198
Shaping the Future in Polymer Processingp. 215
Theory and Modelling
Emerging Themes in Polymer Theoryp. 223
Polymer Theory and Modelling--Physical and Knowledge-based Approachesp. 243
Measuring Structure and Dynamics
Present and Future Developments in SR Technology for Polymer Sciencep. 257
The Impact of Neutron Scattering Techniques on Polymer Sciencep. 276
Scanning Probe Microscopy on Polymers: Recent Developments and Perspectivesp. 291
Molecular Machines
Mechanically-linked Macromoleculesp. 299
Polymers and Soft Nanotechnologyp. 307
Subject Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780854048908
ISBN-10: 0854048901
Series: Special Publication
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 334
Published: November 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.64