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The Physics of Glassy Polymers - R. N. Haward

The Physics of Glassy Polymers

By: R. N. Haward (Editor)

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Since the publication of the first edition of The Physics of Glassy Polymers there have been substantial developments in both the theory and application of polymer physics, and many new materials have been introduced. Furthermore, in this large and growing field of knowledge, glassy polymers are of particular interest because of their homogeneous structure, which is fundamentally simpler than that of crystalline or reinforced materials. This new edition covers all these developments, including the emergence of the polymer molecule with its multiplicity of structure and conformations as the major factor controlling the properties of glassy polymers, using the combined knowledge of a distinguished team of contributors. With an introductory chapter covering the established science in the subject are and summarising concepts assumed in the later chapters, this fully revised and updated second edition is an essential work of reference for those involved in the field.

List of contributors
Preface
Introductionp. 1
Molecular dynamics modelling of amorphous polymersp. 33
Relaxation processes and physical agingp. 85
Yield processes in glassy polymersp. 155
The post-yield deformation of glassy polymersp. 213
Crazingp. 295
Fracture mechanicsp. 343
Rubber tougheningp. 363
Interfacesp. 413
Morphology of block copolymersp. 451
Indexp. 499
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ISBN: 9780412624605
ISBN-10: 0412624605
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 31st October 1997
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 2.66
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised