Polymer Blends and Mixtures

  • D. J. Walsh
  • J. S. Higgins
  • A. Maconnachie

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 89)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Thermodynamic Theory and Experimental Techniques for Polymer Blends

  3. Glass Transitions and Compatibility; Phase Behavior in Copolymer Containing Blends

  4. Microscopy and other Methods of Studying Blends

  5. Preparation of Blends

    1. M. T. Shaw
      Pages 57-67
  6. Light, Neutron and X-Ray Scattering Techniques for Studying Polymer Blends

  7. Liquid-Liquid Phase Equilibria in Polymer Blends

    1. R. Koningsveld, L. A. Kleintjens
      Pages 89-115
  8. Polymer Blend Modification of PVC

    1. George H. Hofmann
      Pages 117-148
  9. Synthesis of Block and Graft Copolymers

    1. G. Hurtrez, D. J. Wilson, G. Riess
      Pages 149-172
  10. Block Copolymers Morphological and Physical Properties

  11. Colloidal Behaviour and Surface Activity of Block Copolymers

    1. D. J. Wilson, G. Hurtrez, G. Riess
      Pages 195-215
  12. Relationships Between Morphology, Structure, Composition and Properties in Isotactic Polypropylene Based Blends

  13. Rubber-Rubber Blends

    1. P J Corish
      Pages 245-265
  14. Pure and Applied Research on Interpenetrating Polymer Networks and Related Materials

  15. Fracture Toughness Evaluation of Blends and Mixtures and the Use of the J Method

  16. Crazing and Cracking in Glassy Homopolymers

    1. R. P. Kambour
      Pages 313-329
  17. The Mechanical Properties of Homogeneous Glassy Polymer Blends

  18. Mechanical Properties Of High-Impact Polymers

    1. Clive B. Bucknall
      Pages 349-362
  19. Fatigue of High — Impact Polymers

    1. Clive B. Bucknall
      Pages 363-373
  20. Yielding and Failure Criteria for Rubber Modified Polymers, Part 1

  21. Yielding and Failure Criteria for Rubber Modified Polymers, Part 2

  22. Multiphase Thermosetting Polymers

    1. A. J. Kinloch
      Pages 393-412
  23. Processing and Phase Morphology of Incompatible Polymer Blends

    1. James L. White, Kyonsuku Min
      Pages 413-428
  24. Seminars

  25. Back Matter
    Pages 465-469

About this book


A couple of years ago a small group of people began discus­ sing the possibility of running an advanced summer school in the area of polymer blends. There had been a number of recent advan­ ces in this field, and given the considerable interest in these new polymeric materials, we thought such a meeting would be well received both by industry and academia. We wanted it to contain a wide range of background science and technology and also up to date recent advances in the field. It became clear as the discus­ sion progressed that the experts in the field were scattered over the length and breadth of Europe and North America and thus the cost of bringing them together for a summer school would necessi­ tate a high registration fee which would deter many of the research workers we wished to attract. The NATO Advanced Study Institute programme enables a subject to be covered in depth and by giving generous funds to cover lecturers' costs ensures that a wide spectrum of research workers can attend. We decided to apply to NATO and this book contains the results of our request. The ASI was funded under the 'Double-Jump' Programme which is not a new Olympic event but a way of supporting courses on sub­ jects of direct industrial interest. The Institute was also backed by donations from several companies and approximately half those attending were from industrial organisations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. J. Walsh
    • 1
  • J. S. Higgins
    • 1
  • A. Maconnachie
    • 1
  1. 1.Imperial CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8755-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5101-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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