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Crystallization of Polymers

Volume 2. Kinetics and Mechanisms

2nd Edition


  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107405462

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  • In Crystallization of Polymers, 2nd Edition, Leo Mandelkern provides a self-contained, comprehensive, and up-to-date treatment of polymer crystallization. Volume 2 of this edition provides an authoritative account of the kinetics and mechanisms of polymer crystallization, building from the equilibrium concepts presented in volume 1. As crystalline polymers rarely, if ever, achieve their equilibrium state, this books serves as a bridge between equilibrium concepts and the state that is finally achieved. With a comprehensive treatment of the surrounding theories and experimental results from simple to complex polymer systems, this book will be an invaluable reference work for all chemists, physicists and materials scientists working in the area of polymer crystallization.

    • Volume 2 of a 3 volume set that will be the most up-to-date and comprehensive work in the area of polymer crystallization
    • Theoretical and experimental approaches utilised in the determination of polymer crystallization kinetics are objectively discussed
    • Unified treatment of both synthetic and naturally occurring polymers
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'The book presents a balanced and objective account of the subject, although the author's personal views are presented in great detail but always within the context of the general scientific literature. … The book represents a welcome addition to the polymer scientific literature and many interested readers will be looking forward to seeing volume three.' Chemistry and Industry

    '… an excellent comprehensive survey on the kinetics and mechanisms of polymer crystallization, based on equilibrium concepts … a valuable collection of many years of working experience in the field. This book can be recommended as an extremely useful tool for chemists, physicists and researchers in the area of crystallization of polymers.' Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy

    'This book is an excellent comprehensive survey on the kinetics and mechanisms of polymer crystallizaztion, based on equilibrium concepts … the book constitutes a valuable collection reflecting many years of working experience in the field. It can be recommended as an extremely useful tool for chemists, physicists and researchers in the area of the crystallization of polymers.' Polymer International

    'The most impressive feature of this second volume of Mandelkern's is … the huge amount of experimental material which is systematically analyzed. … the reader will find a great part of the systems which have been studied so far and valuable references to original work.' ChemPhysChem

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107405462
    • length: 478 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Fusion of homopolymers
    3. Polymer-diluent mixtures
    4. Polymer-polymer mixtures
    5. Fusion of copolymers
    6. Thermodynamic quantities
    7. Fusion of cross-linked polymers
    8. Oriented crystallization and contractility
    9. Crystallization kinetics of homopolymers: bulk crystallization
    10. Crystallization kinetics of copolymers
    11. Crystallization kinetics of polymer mixtures
    12. Crystallization under applied science
    13. Polymer diluent mixtures.

  • Author

    Leo Mandelkern, Florida State University

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