Static and Dynamic Properties of the Polymeric Solid State

Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held at Glasgow, U.K., September 6–18,1981

  • R. A. Pethrick
  • R. W. Richards

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (ASIC, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Polymeric Solid State

    1. A. M. North
      Pages 1-14
  3. Chain Statistics of Amorphous Polymers

  4. Lectures on Polymer Dynamics

    1. S. F. Edwards
      Pages 45-80
  5. Structural Studies on Crystalline Polymers

    1. D. M. Sadler
      Pages 81-108
  6. Small Angle Light Scattering from the Polymeric Solid State

  7. Small Angle Neutron Scattering (SANS) by Amorphous Polymers

  8. The Mechanical Properties and Structure of Oriented Polymers

  9. Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Amorphous Polymers

  10. Dielectric Relaxation of Solid Polymers

    1. Graham Williams
      Pages 213-239
  11. Acoustic Studies of Polymers

    1. R. A. Pethrick
      Pages 241-249
  12. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of Solid Polymers: An Introduction

  13. Local Molecular Motions in Bulk Polymers as Studied by Electron Spin Resonance (ESR)

  14. Quasi-Elastic Light Scattering from Polymer Systems

  15. Quasielastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering

    1. J. S. Higgins
      Pages 349-381
  16. Luminescence Polarization Methods for Studying Molecular Mobility and Orientation in Bulk Polymers

  17. Infrared and Raman Studies of the Polymeric Solid State

    1. Paul C. Painter, Michael M. Coleman
      Pages 415-455
  18. Seminars

  19. Back Matter
    Pages 469-475

About these proceedings


This volume contains the major portion of the material given at the NATO Advanced Study Institute, held at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. , September 6th-18th, 1981. The original idea germin­ ated in a conversation between the organisers on a cold December night in 1978 in the depths of the Oxfordshire countryside. At that time we felt that the chemical physics of macromolecules in the solid state was running on two parallel tracks, namely structure and dynamics. The contact between the two appeared to be slight. We were also concerned that the degree of srecial knowledge now required for any one technique essentially prevented people from learning the important features of other investigation methods. Consequently, we have attempted to bring together leading authorities on both structural and dynamic properties of solid polymers in the hope that the combination of both types of discussion will be synergistic. The choice of main subjects is our own and we are aware that some areas have been omitted. HOvlever, to be comprehensive would have made an already large volume enormous. Y'Je therefore chose to concentrate on what were, in our opinion, the major areas. Nonetheless, it is apparent that much ori~inal material appears here, especially in those contri­ butions which are more theoretical in concent, the full experimental iMnlications of which have yet to be investigated.


Sorption adsorption behavior crystal electron experiment luminescence macromolecule macromolecules mechanical property physics polarization scattering spin structure

Editors and affiliations

  • R. A. Pethrick
    • 1
  • R. W. Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.University of StrathclydeGlasgowUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7917-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7915-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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