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Rubberlike Elasticity : A Molecular Primer - James E. Mark

Rubberlike Elasticity

A Molecular Primer

Hardcover Published: 12th February 2007
ISBN: 9780521814256
Number Of Pages: 272

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Elastomers and rubberlike materials form a critical component in diverse applications that range from tyres to biomimetics and are used in chemical, biomedical, mechanical and electrical engineering. This updated and expanded edition provides an elementary introduction to the physical and molecular concepts governing elastic behaviour, with a particular focus on elastomers. The coverage of fundamental principles has been greatly extended and fully revised, with analogies to more familiar systems such as gases, producing an engaging approach to these phenomena. Dedicated chapters on novel uses of elastomers, covering bioelastomers, filled elastomers and liquid crystalline elastomers, illustrate the established and emerging applications at the forefront of physical science. With a list of experiments and demonstrations, problem sets and solutions, this is a self-contained introduction to the topic for graduate students, researchers and industrialists working in the applied fields of physics and chemistry, polymer science and engineering.

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Review of the first edition: 'This book is an introductory level, thoroughly referenced presentation of rubberlike elasticity in a concise but clear manner ... In summary, the average reader should find Rubberlike Elasticity, A Molecular Primer useful and quite interesting.' Journal of the American Chemical Society Review of the first edition: 'The structure of this book...put me in mind of a Chinese banquet. The reader is presented with a short, but well written and presented account of all the major aspects of rubberlike elasticity, and is left with the impression of having dined rather well...[A] welcome addition to academic reading lists ... This book is eminently readable and well produced.' Chemistry in Britain

Preface to the first editionp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. ix
Introductionp. 3
Some rubberlike materialsp. 19
The single molecule: theory and experimentp. 25
Preparation and structure of networksp. 39
Elementary statistical theory for idealized networksp. 49
Statistical theory for real networksp. 55
Elastic equations of state and force-deformation relationsp. 61
Swelling of networks and volume phase transitionsp. 71
Force as a function of temperaturep. 79
Model elastomersp. 93
Additional topics
Networks prepared under unusual conditionsp. 111
Strain-induced crystallization and ultimate propertiesp. 117
Multimodal networksp. 131
Birefringence and segmental orientationp. 149
Neutron scattering from networksp. 159
Liquid-crystalline elastomersp. 165
Bioelastomersp. 179
Filled elastomersp. 191
Current problems and new directionsp. 211
Relationships between v, and Mcp. 215
Relationships between <$$$>, and p. 217
Equations of state for miscellaneous deformations form the constrained junction theoryp. 219
Thermodynamics of the relationship of stress to temperaturep. 221
Problemsp. 225
Answers to problemsp. 229
Some publications describing laboratory/classroom experiments or demonstrationsp. 235
Referencesp. 237
Indexp. 257
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ISBN: 9780521814256
ISBN-10: 0521814251
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 12th February 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.4 x 17.0  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised