Polymer Science and Technology (paperback)

Polymer Science and Technology (paperback)

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Appropriate for upper level undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering. It is also useful as a reference for Engineers and Chemists working in the synthetic plastics and chemical process industries.This book presents a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the current state of polymer science and technology and emerging areas of growth. In addition to synthetic polymer chemistry, the book also covers the properties of polymers in solutions and in the melt, rubber, and solid states, surveying all important categories of plastics. It includes detailed coverage of both polymer processing principles and the latest polymer applications in a wide range of industries-including medicine, biotechnology, chemicals, and electronics.show more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 180 x 238 x 36mm | 1,079.98g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130181684
  • 9780130181688
  • 2,030,570

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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 engineeringAmorphous and crystalline states, transitions, and mechanical properties Characterization techniques, including new coverage of temperature-modulated DSCPolymer engineering, from rheology to modeling of polymer processing operationsFundamental principles of polymer blends and composites -- including up-to-the-minute discussions of nanocompositesCommodity thermoplastics and fibers, with new coverage of syndiotactic polystyrene, biopolymers, and naturally occurring polymersElastomers and thermosets Engineering and specialty polymers, including dendrimers and hyperbranched polymers, amorphous Teflon, and new electrical/optical applicationsMembrane separations and new coverage of barrier polymersPRENTICE HALLUpper Saddle River, NJ 07458www.phptr.comISBN: 0-13-018168-4show more

About Joel R. Fried

JOEL R. FRIED is Professor of Chemical Engineering and Past Director of the Polymer Research Center and Head of the Department of the Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He has authored over 125 journal articles and several patents and book chapters and serves as Editor of Polymer Contents and a member of the Editorial Boards of Polymer and the Journal of Polymer Engineering. His research interests include computational polymer science and membrane science and technology. He holds a B.S. degree in biology from RPI, B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering from RPI, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).show more

Table of contents

Preface. Preface to First Edition. Acknowledgments. 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. Appendices. Index.show more

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