Polymer Alloys

Blends, Blocks, Grafts, and Interpenetrating Networks

  • Daniel Klempner
  • Kurt C. Frisch

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. I. Cabasso, J. Jagur-Grodzinski, D. Vofsi
    Pages 1-17
  3. Emil M. Friedman, Richard G. Bauer, Diego C. Rubio
    Pages 51-73
  4. S. D. Hong, M. Shen, T. Russell, R. S. Stein
    Pages 77-95
  5. H. L. Frisch, J. Cifaratti, R. Palma, R. Schwartz, R. Foreman, H. Yoon et al.
    Pages 97-112
  6. L. H. Sperling, J. A. Manson, G. M. Yenwo, N. Devia-Manjarres, J. Pulido, A. Conde
    Pages 113-140
  7. G. C. Eastmond, D. G. Phillips
    Pages 141-157
  8. W. H. Sharkey, R. P. Foss, J. F. Harris Jr.
    Pages 159-174
  9. S. A. Sundet, R. C. Thamm
    Pages 175-189
  10. Sonja Krause, Magdy Iskandar
    Pages 231-243
  11. G. Riess, C. Beslin, J. L. Locatelli, J. L. Refregier
    Pages 337-346
  12. V. D. Yenalyev, N. A. Noskova, V. I. Melnichenko, O. P. Bovkunenko, O. M. Mezentseva
    Pages 347-347
  13. James Oziomek, Joseph P. Kennedy
    Pages 351-371
  14. D. K. Metzler, J. P. Kennedy
    Pages 373-400
  15. R. V. Kucher, Ju. S. Zaitsev, A. A. Kuznetsov, V. V. Zaitseva
    Pages 421-428
  16. J. Diamant, D. R. Hansen, M. Shen
    Pages 429-443
  17. James F. Kinstle, Stuart L. Watson Jr.
    Pages 461-478
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 479-491

About this book


Alloy is a term commonly associated with metals and implies a composite which may be sinqle phase (solid solution) or heterophase. Whichever the case, metallic alloys generally exist because they exhibit improved properties over the base metal. There are numer­ ous types of metallic alloys, including interstitial solid solutions, substitutional solid solutions, and multiphase combinations of these with intermetallic compounds, valency compounds, electron compounds, etc. A similar situation exists with polymers. There are numerous types of composites, or "alloys" of polymers in existence today with new ones being created continuously. Polyblends are simple physical mixtures of the constituent polymers with no covalent bonds occuring between them. As with metals, these may be homogeneous (single phase) solid solytions or heterogeneous (multiple phase) mixtures. With polymers, the latter case is by far the most prevalent situation due to the thermodynamic incompatibility of most polymers. This is due to the relatively small gain in entropy upon mixing the polymers due to contiguity restrictions imposed by their large chain length.


Copolymer Polycaprolacton Polyisobutylen Polyurethan base elastomer entropy intermetallic compound phase plastics polyethylene polymer polymer alloy polymerization rubber

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel Klempner
    • 1
  • Kurt C. Frisch
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer InstituteUniversity of DetroitUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-0876-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-0874-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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