By Martin Moeller, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski
The development in polymer technological know-how is printed in basically all chapters of Polymer technology: A entire Reference. In quantity 1, edited via Khokhlov and Kremer, this can be mirrored within the more desirable knowing of the houses of polymers in resolution, in bulk and in limited events reminiscent of in skinny movies. quantity 2, edited via Spiess, Hashimoto and Takenaka, addresses new characterization ideas, reminiscent of excessive solution optical microscopy, scanning probe microscopy and different tactics for floor and interface characterization. quantity three, edited by means of Coates and Sawamoto, provides the good development accomplished in specified artificial polymerization recommendations for vinyl monomers to regulate macromolecular structure: the improvement of metallocene and post-metallocene catalysis for olefin polymerization, new ionic polymerization approaches, and atom move radical polymerization, nitroxide mediated polymerization, and reversible addition-fragmentation chain move structures because the as a rule used controlled/living radical polymerization tools. quantity four, edited via Penczek and Grubbs, is dedicated to kinetics, mechanisms and functions of ring beginning polymerization of heterocyclic monomers and cycloolefins (ROMP), in addition to to numerous much less universal polymerization recommendations. Polycondensation and non-chain polymerizations, together with dendrimer synthesis and diverse "click" methods, are lined in quantity five, edited by way of Schmidt and Ueda. quantity 6, edited by means of Mueller and Wooley, makes a speciality of numerous points of managed macromolecular architectures and smooth nano-objects together with hybrids and bioconjugates. the various achievements could haven't been attainable with no new characterization strategies like AFM that allowed direct imaging of unmarried molecules and nano-objects with a precision to be had only in the near past. a completely new element in polymer technology is predicated at the blend of bottom-up tools resembling polymer synthesis and molecularly programmed self-assembly with top-down structuring resembling lithography and floor templating, as offered in quantity 7, edited by means of Kumacheva and Russell. It encompasses polymer and nanoparticle meeting in bulk and less than constrained stipulations or encouraged by way of an exterior box, together with skinny motion pictures, inorganic-organic hybrids, or nanofibers. quantity eight, edited via Muellen and Ober, expands those thoughts targeting functions in complex applied sciences, e.g. in digital and facilities on blend with best down technique and practical homes like conductivity. one other kind of performance that's of speedily expanding significance in polymer technology is brought in quantity nine, edited by means of Langer and Tirrell. It bargains with a number of features of polymers in biology and medication, together with the reaction of dwelling cells and tissue to the touch with biofunctional debris and surfaces. The final quantity 10, edited by means of Hoefer, Hickner and McGrath, is dedicated to the scope and capability supplied by way of environmentally benign and eco-friendly polymers, in addition to energy-related polymers. They speak about new applied sciences wanted for a sustainable financial system in our global of constrained assets. universal to all ways in Polymer technology: A accomplished Reference is gaining knowledge of an expanding complexity of the polymer fabrics constitution wanted for a metamorphosis in concentration from commodities to fabrics for varied complex functions, regarding strength, atmosphere, and biomedicine.
- Provides huge and in-depth insurance of all facets of polymer technological know-how from synthesis/polymerization, houses, and characterization equipment and methods to nanostructures, sustainability and effort, and biomedical makes use of of polymers
- Provides a definitive resource for these coming into or getting to know during this sector by means of integrating the multidisciplinary points of the technology into one special, up to date reference work
- Electronic model has whole cross-referencing and multi-media components
- Volume editors are international specialists of their box (including a Nobel Prize winner)
- 269 chapters overlaying all facets of polymer technology from synthesis, characterization, houses and nanostructures to biomedical makes use of, sustainability and effort functions
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