Frontiers of Polymer Research

  • Paras N. Prasad
  • Jai K. Nigam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Paras N. Prasad
      Pages 1-3
  3. Polymers for Photonics

    1. Fumio Ide, Akira Hasegawa
      Pages 5-26
    2. John P. Riggs, Harris A. Goldberg, James B. Stamatoff
      Pages 27-44
    3. Paras N. Prasad
      Pages 45-62
    4. T. Kurihara, T. Kaino
      Pages 71-82
    5. Larry R. Dalton, Linda Sapochak, Malcolm R. McLean, Luping Yu, Mai Chen, Charles W. Spangler
      Pages 115-123
    6. C. Taliani, G. Ruani, R. Zamboni, L. Yang, R. Dorsinville, R. R. Alfano
      Pages 125-141
    7. Jonathan R. G. Thorne, Robin M. Hochstrasser, John M. Zeigler, Andreas Tilgner, H. Peter Trommsdorff, Roger H. French et al.
      Pages 143-148
    8. Charles W. Spangler, Pei-Kang Liu, Eric G. Nickel, David W. Polis, Linda S. Sapochak, Larry R. Dalton
      Pages 149-156
    9. T. Geisler, S. Rosenkilde, W. M. K. P. Wijekoon, P. N. Prasad, P. S. Ramanujam
      Pages 157-166
    10. K. Nagendra Babu, Abhijit Sarkar, Lalita P. Bhagwat, Satya S. Talwar
      Pages 183-187
    11. Arup K. Atta, Prasanta K. Biswas, Dibyendu Ganguli
      Pages 195-199
    12. R. Vijaya, Y. V. G. S. Murti, G. Sundararajan, T. A. Prasada Rao
      Pages 201-205
    13. Y. P. Kathuria
      Pages 207-211
    14. J. K. Nigam, Amita Malik, G. L. Bhalla
      Pages 213-217
    15. T. Danno, J. Kuerti, H. Kuzmany
      Pages 219-222
    16. Serge Lefrant, Thierry Verdon, Evelina Mulazzi, Gunther Leising
      Pages 223-231
    17. A. Sarkar, K. Nagendra Babu, M. B. Kamath, P. K. Khandelwal, Lalita P. Bhagwat, S. S. Talwar
      Pages 233-237
  4. Polymers for Electronics

    1. Roland Darms
      Pages 239-244
    2. Alan G. MacDiarmid, Arthur J. Epstein
      Pages 259-270
    3. Jai K. Nigam
      Pages 281-287
    4. J. H. Han, T. Motobe, Y. E. Whang, S. Miyata
      Pages 335-338
    5. Arthur J. Epstein, Alan G. MacDiarmid
      Pages 339-349
    6. Jayant Kumar, Jeng I. Chen, Suresh Ramakoti, Greg Phillips, Jerry Waldman, Sukant Tripathy
      Pages 359-369
    7. D. Rodrigue, X. Demaret, J. Riga, J. J. Verbist
      Pages 377-383
    8. N. S. Murthy, R. H. Baughman, L. W. Shacklette
      Pages 385-394
    9. V. M. Kamat, C. S. Shah, M. J. Patni, M. V. Pandya
      Pages 395-400
    10. S. C. K. Misra, N. N. Beladakere, S. S. Pandey, B. D. Malhotra, Subhas Chandra
      Pages 401-405
    11. Dilip Kotkar, Pushpito K. Ghosh, Anjan Ray
      Pages 407-411
    12. Dinesh Chandra Trivedi, Sundeep Kumar Dhawan
      Pages 419-424
    13. S. Venkatachalam, K. V. C. Rao, P. T. Manoharan
      Pages 431-436
    14. Ramadhar Singh, R. P. Tandon, V. S. Panwar, Subhas Chandra
      Pages 449-453

About this book


This book represents the proceedings of the First International Conference on Frontiers of Polymer Research held in New Delhi, India during January 20-25, 1991. Polymers have usually been perceived as substances to be used in insulations, coatings, fabrics, and structural materials. Defying this classical view, polymers are emerging as a new class of materials with potential applications in many new technologies. They also offer challenging opportunities for fundamental research. Recognizing a tremendous growth in world wide interest in polymer research and technology, a truly global "1st International Conference on Frontiers of Polymer Research" was organized by P. N. Prasad (SUNY at Buffalo), F. E. Karasz (University of Massachusetts) and J. K. Nigam (Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, India). The 225 participants represented 25 countries and a wide variety of academic, industrial and government groups. The conference was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Chandra Shekhar and had a high level media coverage. The focus of the conference was on three frontier areas of polymer research: (i) Polymers for photonics, where nonlinear optical properties of polymers show great promise, (ii) Polymers for electronics, where new conduction mechanisms and photophysics have generated considerable enthusiasm and (iii) High performance polymers as new advanced polymers have exhibited exceptionally high mechanical strength coupled with light weight.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Paras N. Prasad
    • 1
  • Jai K. Nigam
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New York at BuffaloBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Shriram Institute for Industrial ResearchDelhiIndia

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