The science of heterogeneous polymers: structure and thermophysical properties

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John Wiley, Apr 25, 1995 - Science - 235 pages
The Science of Heterogeneous Polymers Structure and Thermophysical Properties V. P. Privalko Academy of Sciences of the Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine and V. V. Novikov Odessa Polytechnical Institute, Odessa, Ukraine The impact of structural heterogeneity on the materials science of polymers cannot be understated, and has provided the stimulus for the production of this comprehensive treatise on the subject. Presented in two parts, the first reviews evidence of heterogeneity of filled polymers, polymer blends and co-polymers on different structural scales. The second section is devoted to the analysis of composition, dependence of heat conductivity and thermoelastic parameters of different polymeric materials, and also develops the Step-by-Step Averaging approach. Providing both a critical evaluation of characterization methods and a quantitative description of composition-dependent properties, The Science of Heterogeneous Polymers will have broad appeal within academic and industrial sectors, being of particular interest to researchers and postgraduate students of materials and polymer science, as well as engineers and technicians developing polymers for advanced technologies.

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