Table of contents

  1. Dae-Yoon Kim, Namil Kim, Kwang-Un Jeong
  2. Joerg Ulrich Zilles
  3. Roger Rothon, Chris Paynter
  4. Michael E. Spahr, Roger Rothon
  5. Michael E. Spahr, Raffaele Gilardi, Daniele Bonacchi
  6. Tae Young Ha, Yong-Ho Ahn, Bo-Soo Seo, Donghwan Cho, Jin-Hae Chang
  7. Roger Rothon
  8. Soliman Mehawed Abdellatif Soliman
  9. Joerg Ulrich Zilles
  10. Xiaoming Yang, Tiantian Zhu, Yingfeng Tu
  11. Raffaele Gilardi, Daniele Bonacchi, Michael E. Spahr
  12. László Gránásy, Tamás Pusztai, Jack F. Douglas

About this book


The Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites provides all details of Polymeric Materials Science and Technology including historical developments, present status, and future potential.  In 15 volumes, the Encyclopedia of Polymers and Composites  covers: polymeric materials, engineering polymer blends, particulate and fibrous polymeric composite materials, that are the key materials for technology in the 21st Century. Fundamentals of structure of these materials are presented. Properties and effects of various parameters, like time and temperature on them are explained. Testing and Characterization of these materials as per global standard for various applications is presented. Individual polymers, blends, and composites are described, and several representative examples are also provided. The Encyclopedia also provides directions for future developments. It is organized in alphabetical order.

Editors and affiliations

  • Kamal K. Kar (Editor-in-Chief)
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept Mech Engg & Mat Sci ProgIndian Inst of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia

About the editors

Sanjay Palsule received his Ph.D. from Heriott-Watt University Edinburgh before he became involved in a European space agency project. Since then he actively worked on molecular composites, molecular micro composites, and molecular nano composites for aerospace systems. He is an invited contributor to the Polymeric Materials Encyclopedia, a guest editor of the journal Advances in Polymer Technology, and author of six textbooks on polymers, including Fundamentals of Polymer Blends (New Age, formerly Wiley). He is a recipient of the Young Scientists Award and the EUROVIA Satellite Design Award and received patents on aerospace molecular composites. He is currently working at the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series
  • Series Title Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series
  • Series Abbreviated Title Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series
  • DOI
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Reference Module Physical and Materials Science
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-37179-0
  • Series ISSN 2510-3458
  • Series E-ISSN 2510-3466
  • Edition Number 0
  • Number of Pages , 12000
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information published in 15 volumes, not available separately
  • Topics Polymer Sciences
    Mechanical Engineering
    Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Materials
    Optical and Electronic Materials
    Condensed Matter Physics