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Polymer Blends and Composites

  • John A. Manson
  • Leslie H. Sperling

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 1-49
  3. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 51-75
  4. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 77-119
  5. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 121-151
  6. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 153-168
  7. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 169-209
  8. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 211-236
  9. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 237-270
  10. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 271-297
  11. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 299-333
  12. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 335-371
  13. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 373-457
  14. John A. Manson, Leslie H. Sperling
    Pages 459-479
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 481-513

About this book

Introduction

The need for writing a monograph on polymer blends and composites became apparent during presentation of material on this subject to our advanced polymers class. Although the flood of important research in this area in the past decade has resulted in many symposia, edited collections of papers, reviews, contributions to scientific journals, and patents, apparently no organized presentation in book form has been forthcoming. In a closely connected way, another strong impetus for writing this monograph arose out of our research programs in the Materials Research Center at Lehigh University. As part of this effort, we had naturally compiled hundreds of references and become acquainted with many leaders in the field of blend and composite research. Perhaps the most important concept stressed over and over again is that engineering materials are useful because of their complexity, not in spite of it. Blends and composites are toughened because many modes of resistance to failure are available. Although such multimechanism processes are diffi­ cult to describe with a unified theory. we have presented available develop­ ments in juxtaposition with the experimental portions. The arguments somewhat resemble the classical discussion of resonance in organic chemistry, where molecular structures increase in stability as more electronic configura­ tions become available.

Keywords

Copolymer cement composite material concrete crystal crystallization glass glass transition kinetics mechanical properties membrane oxidation polymer polymer synthesis polymerization

Authors and affiliations

  • John A. Manson
    • 1
  • Leslie H. Sperling
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehigh UniversityUSA

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