Series: Studies in Polymer Science

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Volume 13. Solvent Crazing of Polymers

Published: 28th April 1995 Editors: A.L. Volynskii N.F. Bakeev
The problems related to crazing in polymers are of special interest to polymer scientists since only polymers display this universal phenomenon and no analogues are available for low-molecular-mass compounds. The important problems of solvent crazing and the development of a universal description of polymer structure and properties have received much attention from many leading scientists. Nevertheless, some aspects of polymer crazing are still unclear, and scientific activities in this area are in progress.

This work provides an up-to-date account of scientific advances in the area of solvent crazing. The principal features and stages of solvent crazing (craze nucleation, craze tip advance, craze thickening, and craze collapse at high strains) are described. Additionally, the authors present information concerning the activities of Russian scientists in this area, which might have escaped the attention of their colleagues because of the language barrier.

Additional volumes

Volume 12. Biodegradable Plastics and Polymers

Published: 1st August 1994 Editors: K. Fukuda Y. Doi

Volume 11. Polymer Solutions, Blends, and Interfaces

Published: 4th December 1992 Editors: D.N. Rubingh I. Noda

Volume 10. Control Methods in Polymer Processing

Published: 8th July 1993 Editors: L. Halász

Volume 9. Polymer Solutions

Published: 26th September 1990 Editors: H. Fujita

Volume 8. Absorbent Polymer Technology

Published: 26th September 1990 Editors: R.S. Harland L. Brannon-Peppas

Volume 7. Polypropylene and other Polyolefins

Published: 21st May 1990 Editors: S. van der Ven

Volume 6. Plastics

Published: 12th July 1991 Editors: Gyula Palyi H. Macskásy

Volume 4. Polymer Thermodynamics by Gas Chromatography

Published: 1st July 1990 Editors: M. Leca R. Vîlcu

Elastomers and Rubber Compounding Materials

Published: 4th January 1990 Editors: I. Franta

Optical Techniques to Characterize Polymer Systems

Published: 6th December 1989 Editors: H. Bässler

Design of Plastic Moulds and Dies

Published: 1st May 1989 Editors: L. Sors I. Balázs

Volume 2. Molecular Conformation and Dynamics of Macromolecules in Condensed Systems

Published: 1st July 1988 Editors: M. Nagasawa