Handbook of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

Applications to Polymers and Plastics

Edited by

  • Stephen Cheng, University of Akron, OH, USA

As a new and exciting field of interdisciplinary macromolecular science and engineering, polymeric materials will have a profound presence in 21st century chemical, pharmaceutical, biomedical, manufacturing, infrastructure, electronic, optical and information technologies. The origin of this field derived from an area of polymer science and engineering encompassing plastic technologies. The field is rapidly expanding to incorporate new interdisciplinary research areas such as biomaterials, macromolecular biology, novel macromolecular structures, environmental macromolecular science and engineering, innovative and nano-fabrications of products, and is translating discoveries into technologies.
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Polymer scientists and thermal analysts.


Book information

  • Published: December 2002
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-51286-4


"I do not need to be convinced on the usefulness of thermal analysis in the polymer field, and consequently of this handbook."
POLYMER NEWS, Volume 28, number 11, 2003

Table of Contents

1. Heat Capacity Of Polymers
2. The Glass Transition: Its Measurement And Underlying Physics
3. Mechanical Relaxation Processes In Polymers
4. Dielectric Analysis Of Polymers
5. Crystallization And Melting Of Metastable Crystalline Polymers
6. Crystallization, Melting And Morphology Of Homogeneous Ethylene Copolymers
7. Recent Advances In Thermal Analysis Of Thermotropic Mainchain Liquid Crystalline Polymers
8. Polymer Blends And Copolymers
9. Thermosets
10. Thermal Analysis Of Polymer Films
11. Thermal Analysis Polymer Fibers
12. Thermal Properties Of High Temperature Polymer Matrix Fibrous Composites