The Physics of Glassy Polymers

  • R. N. Haward

Part of the Materials Science Series book series (MASCSE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. R. N. Haward
    Pages 1-53
  3. G. Rehage, W. Borchard
    Pages 54-107
  4. J. R. Fitzpatrick, Bryan Ellis
    Pages 108-152
  5. G. E. Roberts, E. F. T. White
    Pages 153-222
  6. S. Turner
    Pages 223-278
  7. P. B. Bowden
    Pages 279-339
  8. E. H. Andrews
    Pages 394-453
  9. J. Mann, G. R. Williamson
    Pages 454-503
  10. H. B. Hopfenberg, V. Stannett
    Pages 504-547
  11. M. J. Folkes, A. Keller
    Pages 548-598
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 599-620

About this book


This work sets out to provide an up-to-date account of the physical properties and structure of polymers in the glassy state. Properties measured above the glass transition temperature are therefore included only in so far as is necessary for the treatment of the glass transition process. This approach to the subject therefore excludes any detailed account of rubber elasticity or melt rheology or of the structure and conformation of the long chain molecule in solution, although knowledge derived from this field is assumed where required. Major emphasis is placed on structural and mechanical properties, although a number of other physical properties are included. Naturally the different authors contributing to the book write mainly from their own particular points of view and where there are several widely accepted theoretical approaches to a subject, these are sometimes provided in different chapters which will necessarily overlap to a significant extent. For example, the main theoretical presentation on the subject of glass transition is given in Chapter 1. This is supplemented by accounts of the free volume theory in Chapter 3 and in the Introduction, and a short account of the work of Gibbs and DiMarzio, also in Chapter 3. Similarly, there is material on solvent cracking in Chapters 7 and 9, though the two workers approach the subject from opposite directions. Every effort has therefore been made to encourage cross-referencing between different chapters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. N. Haward
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of BirminghamUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-2357-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-2355-9
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