Structures and Properties of Rubberlike Networks

Structures and Properties of Rubberlike Networks

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Rubber elasticity is an important sub-field of polymer science. This book is a sequel to the author's previous, more introductory book, Rubberlike Elasticity: A Molecular Primer (Wiley-Interscience, 1988). A more advanced text than its predecessor, subject areas are covered in greater depth and in a more sophisticated style, with an emphasis on molecular concepts and theories. It is expected that this comprehensive up-to-date text will replace the now classic book by L.R.G. Reloar, The Physics of Rubber Elasticity (Oxford, 1975) as a benchmark in the more

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  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 164.6 x 237.2 x 29.5mm | 798.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, numerous line drawings, tables
  • 0195082370
  • 9780195082371

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"Graduate students in physical chemistry and polymer science working on rubbers and elasticity will greatly benefit. Industrial research chemists interested in physical chemistry of polymers will find this volume useful."--Polymer Newsshow more

Table of contents

1. Overview and Some Fundamental Information ; 2. Classical Theories of Rubber Elasticity ; 3. Intermolecular Effects I: The Constrained-Junction Model ; 4. Intermolecular Effects II: Constraints Along Network Chains ; 5. Relationships Between Stress and Strain ; 6. Swelling of Networks ; 7. Critical Phenomena and Phase Transitions in Gels ; 8. Calculations and Simulations ; 9. Thermoelasticity ; 10. Model Elastomers ; 11. Segmental Orinetation ; 12. Networks with Semiflexible Chains and Networks Exhibiting Strain-Induced Crystallization ; 13. Networks Having Multimodal Chain-Length Distributions ; 14. Small-Angle Neutron Scattering ; 15. Bioelastomers ; 16. Multi-phase Systemsshow more