Introduction and General Polymer Features

  • Günther Hartwig
Part of the The International Cryogenics Monograph Series book series (ICMS)


Important areas of application of polymeric materials at low temperatures are:
  • Superconductivity (fusion technology, cryogenic electronics),

  • Space technology (cooling of equipment, cryogenic wind tunnels),

  • Storage and transportation of liquid gases (e.g., hydrogen technology).


Glass Transition Amorphous Polymer Semicrystalline Polymer Thermoplastic Polymer Tunneling Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günther Hartwig
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Kernforschungszentrum KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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