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Polymer Synthesis In A Centrifugal Field

  • Konstantin G. Kostarev
  • Andrey V. Shmyrov

Abstract

A modern trend in polymeric materials is toward a prescribed variation in properties through the material. With currently available methods, the synthesis of such polymers is a complicated and tedious process, which, in addition, has the deficiency of generating the property distribution in a stepwise manner. We introduce here the perspectives and physical grounds for a new method of obtaining polymeric materials with controlled variations in properties by using a centrifugal field. The key to this method is the formation of the polymer in an inhomogeneous gravitational field, which leads to a change of its properties along the force gradient. Both characteristics of a centrifugal field are useful, namely, the magnitude of the force and the force gradient.

Keywords

Normal Gravity Force Gradient Thermal Initiation Centrifugal Field Fizeau Interferometer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Konstantin G. Kostarev
    • 1
  • Andrey V. Shmyrov
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Continuous Media MechanicsPermRussia

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