Photodegradation of Polymers

Physical Characteristics and Applications

  • Jan F. Rabek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
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    Pages 1-8
  3. Jan F. Rabek
    Pages 51-97
  4. Jan F. Rabek
    Pages 109-135
  5. Jan F. Rabek
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  6. Jan F. Rabek
    Pages 193-208
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 209-212

About this book


In this book on physical characteristics and practical aspects of polymer photodegradation Rabek emphasizes the experimental work on the subject. The most important feature of the book is the physical interpretation of polymer degradation, e.g. mechanism of UV/light absorption, formation of excited states, energy transfer mechanism, kinetics, dependence on physical properties of macromolecules and polymer matrices, formation of mechanical defects, practics during environmental ageing. He includes also some aspects of polymer photodegradation in environmental and space condition.


Environmental photodegradation Kunststoffe Photo-oxidative degradation Photoabbau Photodecomposition Photodegradation Polymere Umweltverträglichkeit polymer

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan F. Rabek
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Research Group, Department of Dental Biomaterials ScienceKarolinska Institute, Royal Institute of MedicineStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80092-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80090-0
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