© 1986

Photophysical and Photochemical Tools in Polymer Science

Conformation, Dynamics, Morphology

  • Mitchell A. Winnik

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 182)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

  3. Spectroscopic Methods

  4. Polymer Solutions and Melts

  5. Polymer in the Glassy State

About this book


In 1980 the New York Academy of Sciences sponsored a three-day conference on luminescence in biological and synthetic macromolecules. After that meeting, Professor Frans DeSchryver and I began to discuss the possibility of organizing a different kind of meeting, with time for both informal and in-depth discussions, to examine certain aspects of the application of fluorescence and phosphorescence spectroscopy to polymers. Our ideas developed through discussions with many others, particularly Professor Lucien Monnerie. By 1983, when we submitted our proposal to NATO for an Advanced Study Institute, the area had grown enormous ly. It is interesting in retrospect to look back on the points which emerged from these discussions as the basis around which the scientific program would be organized and the speakers chosen. We decided early on to focus on applications of these methods to provide information about polymer molecules and polymer systems: The topics would all relate to the conformation and dynamics of macromolecules, or to the morphology of polymer-containing systems. Another important decision was to expand the scope of the ASI to include certain photochemical techniques, parti­ cular ly laser flash pho to lys is. These appl icat ions were at the time quite new, but full of promise as important sources of information about polymers.


macromolecule morphology polymer polymer science spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitchell A. Winnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of TorontoOntarioCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Photophysical and Photochemical Tools in Polymer Science
  • Book Subtitle Conformation, Dynamics, Morphology
  • Editors Mitchell A. Winnik
  • Series Title NATO ASI Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-277-2307-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-8601-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-4726-9
  • Series ISSN 1389-2185
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 680
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organic Chemistry
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