Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127037806, 9780323141888

Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials

1st Edition

Editors: Edith Turi
eBook ISBN: 9780323141888
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1981
Page Count: 986
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Thermal Characterization of Polymeric Materials is a critical review and a concise evaluation of the application of thermal analysis in polymer science and engineering. This book is divided into nine chapters that specifically tackle the instrumentation, theory, and a wide variety of applications of thermal characterization. The introductory chapters provide an overview of all aspects of thermal analytical methods and apparatus and the theory underlying the basic principles of thermal analysis. These chapters also examine the theories and functions of state for thermometry, dilatometry, thermomechanical analysis, calorimetry, thermogravimetry. These topics are followed by a discussion on single-component and multicomponent systems and their phase transitions, as influenced by concentration, pressure, deformation, molecular weight, and copolymerization. The subsequent chapters explore the influence of important chemical and physical parameters on the glass transition, crystallization, and melting of thermoplastic materials. The discussion then shifts to the theoretical aspects of polymer-polymer compatibility, phase separation, and miscibility in mixed polymer systems. This book further considers the thermal analysis in thermosets, elastomers, and fibers. The concluding chapters present the methods of obtaining information on the relative flammability properties of polymers, for screening fire retardant additives, and for studying the mechanism of flame inhibition. These chapters also look into the thermal analysis of antioxidants, stabilizers, lubricants, plasticizers, impact modifiers, and fire retardants. Polymer scientists and researchers will find this book invaluable.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Chapter 1. Instrumentation I. Introduction II. Thermal Analysis Techniques III. Thermogravimetry—the Thermobalance IV. Commercial Thermobalances V. Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) VI. Commercial DTA and DSC Instruments VII. Thermomechanical Analysis (TMA) VIII. Evolved Gas Detection and Evolved Gas Analysis IX. Miscellaneous Thermal Analysis Techniques X. Conclusions References Chapter 2. The Basis of Thermal Analysis I. Introduction II. The Microscopic Structure of Materials III. The Macroscopic Description of Materials IV. Characterization of One-Component Systems V. Characterization of Multicomponent Systems VI. Conclusions VII. Recommendations References Chapter 3. Thermoplastic Polymers I. Introduction II. Material Classification and Relevant Chemical and Physical Parameters to the Thermal Behavior of Thermoplastics III. Thermally Activated Processes and the Effect of Molecular and Morphological Parameters IV. Thermal Behavior of Thermoplastics in Interactive and Degrading Environments V. Typical Applications of Thermoanalytical Techniques VI. Thermal and Complementary Techniques for Investigative Studies VII. Special Topics VIII. Conclusion References Chapter 4. Block Copolymers and Polyblends I. Introduction II. Block and Graft Copolymers III. Polyblends IV. Conclusion References Chapter 5. Thermosets I. Introduction II. Thermophysical Property Measurements III. Effects of Catalysts, Fillers, Water, and Other Constituents IV. Cure Kinetics from Dynamic Experiments V. Specific Polymers: Chemistry and Trade Names VI. Conclusions References Chapter 6. Elastomers I. Introduction II. Nomenclatur


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