The Physics of Glassy Polymers

  • R. N. Haward
  • R. J. Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. R. N. Haward, R. J. Young
    Pages 1-31
  3. J. M. Hutchinson
    Pages 85-153
  4. B. Crist
    Pages 155-212
  5. M. C. Boyce, R. N. Haward
    Pages 213-293
  6. A. M. Donald
    Pages 295-341
  7. J. G. Williams
    Pages 343-362
  8. C. B. Bucknall
    Pages 363-412
  9. R. A. L. Jones
    Pages 413-450
  10. A. J. Ryan, I. W. Hamley
    Pages 451-497
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 499-508

About this book


Since the publication of the first edition of The Physics of Glassy Polymers there have been substantial developments in both the theory and application of polymer physics, and many new materials have been introduced. Furthermore, in this large and growing field of knowledge, glassy polymers are of particular interest because of their homogeneous structure, which is fundamentally simpler than that of crystalline or reinforced materials. This new edition covers all these developments, including the emergence of the polymer molecule with its multiplicity of structure and conformations as the major factor controlling the properties of glassy polymers, using the combined knowledge of a distinguished team of contributors. With an introductory chapter covering the established science in the subject are and summarising concepts assumed in the later chapters, this fully revised and updated second edition is an essential work of reference for those involved in the field.


Copolymer crystal deformation fracture mechanics modeling morphology polymer polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • R. N. Haward
    • 1
  • R. J. Young
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUMISTUK
  2. 2.Manchester Materials Science CentreUniversity of Manchester/UMISTUK

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