Polymer science and technology
AUTHOR : Fried, Joel R.
CALL NO : QD381 F899p 2014
IMPRINT : Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, c2014
his text describes how plastics, rubber, and fibers are synthesized, processed into useful materials, characterized, and compounded with fillers and other additives to improve performance for specific applications. Their use in a wide variety of technologies including membrane separations, electronics, and energy production and storage is described. A new chapter in the Third Edition shows how computer correlations and simulations can be used to predict properties of new plastics and to better understand how existing plastics perform.
- Comprehensive coverage of polymer synthesis including new coverage of controlled radical polymerization and the use of click chemistry
- Expanded coverage on nanomaterials including POSS and graphene
- Added coverage of biomedical engineering, drug delivery, polymeric solar cells
- New coverage of the use of artificial neural networks and topological indices to predict polymer properties
- The first coverage of the use of molecular molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo methods in the simulation of polymeric systems in any textbook