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"...this is a very useful compendium and should have a place on every polymer scientist’s bookshelf," George Christopher Martin, Journal of the American Chemical Society

This handbook offers concise information on the properties of polymeric materials, particularly those most relevant to the areas of physical chemistry and chemical physics. In the second edition of Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook, each chapter has been extensively updated and revised. The number of chapters have increased from 52 to 63 to include novel polymeric structures, specifically rotaxanes and related materials, self-assembly materials, foldamer supramolecular structures, tribology, mechanical properties of single molecules, and dendrimers, as well as reinforcing phases in polymers, including carbon black, silica, clays and other layered fillers, POSS, carbon nanotubes, and reinforcement theory. The study of complex materials is highly interdisciplinary, and new findings are scattered among a large selection of scientific and engineering journals. Physical Properties of Polymers Handbook is a comprehensive and authoritative compilation that brings together data and supporting information from experts in the different disciplines contributing to the rapidly growing area of polymers and complex materials.





1. Chain Structures

P. R. Sundararajan

2. Names, Acronyms, Classes, and Structures of Some Important Polymers

Chandima Kumudinie Jayasuriya, Jagath K. Premachandra



3. The Rotational Isomeric State Model

Carin A. Helfer, Wayne L. Mattice

4. Computational Parameters

Joel R. Fried

5. Theoretical Models and Simulations of Polymer Chains

Andrzej Kloczkowski, Andrzej Kolinski

6. Scaling, Exponents, and Fractal Dimensions

Mohamed Daoud, H. Eugene Stanley, Dietrich Stauffer

Thermodynamic Properties


7. Densities, Coefficients of Thermal Expansion, and Compressibilities of Amorphous Polymers

Robert A. Orwoll

8. Thermodynamic Properties of Proteins

George I. Makhatadze

9. Heat Capacities of Polymers

Jianye Wen

10. Thermal Conductivity

Yong Yang

11. Thermodynamic Quantities Governing Melting

L. Mandelkern, R. G. Alamo

12. The Glass Temperature

Donald J. Plazek, Kia L. Ngai

13. Sub-T g Transitions

Joel R. Fried

14. Polymer–Solvent Interaction Parameter χ

Robert A. Orwoll, Pamela A. Arnold

15. Theta Temperatures

P. R. Sundararajan

16. Solubility Parameters

W. Zeng, Y. Du, Y. Xue, H. L. Frisch

17. Mark–Houwink–Staudinger–Sakurada Constants

W. Zeng, Y. Du, Y. Xue, H. L. Frisch

18. Polymers and Supercritical Fluids

Annette D. Shine

19. Thermodynamics of Polymer Blends

Hany B. Eitouni, Nitash P. Balsara



20. NMR Spectroscopy of Polymers

Alan E. Tonelli, Jeffery L. White

21. Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy to Study the Molecular Dynamics of Polymers Having Different Molecular Architectures

F. Kremer

22. Group Frequency Assignments for Major Infrared Bands Observed in Common Synthetic Polymers

I. Noda, A. E. Dowrey, J. L. Haynes, C. Marcott

23. Small Angle Neutron and X-Ray Scattering

George D. Wignall

Mechanical Properties


24. Mechanical Properties

Witold Brostow

25. Chain Dimensions and Entanglement Spacings

L. J. Fetters, D. J. Lohse, R. H. Colby

26. Temperature Dependences of the Viscoelastic Response of Polymer Systems

Kia L. Ngai, Donald J. Plazek

27. Adhesives

Alphonsus V. Pocius

28. Some Mechanical Properties of Typical Polymer-Based Composites

Jianye Wen

29. Polymer Networks and Gels

Ferenc Horkay, Gregory B. McKenna

30. Force Spectroscopy of Polymers: Beyond Single Chain Mechanics

Xi Zhang, Chuanjun Liu, Weiqing Shi

Reinforcing Phases


31. Carbon Black

Manfred Kluüppel, Andreas Schroüder, Gert Heinrich

32. Properties of Polymers Reinforced with Silica

Chandima Kumudinie Jayasuriya, Jagath K. Premachandra

33. Physical Properties of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites

Clois E. Powell, Gary W. Beall

34. Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)

Guirong Pan

35. Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites: Recent Developments in Mechanical Properties

M. C. Weisenberger, Rodney Andrews, T. Rantell

36. Reinforcement Theories

Gert Heinrich, Manfred Kluüppel, Thomas Vilgis

Crystallinity and Morphology


37. Densities of Amorphous and Crystalline Polymers

Vladyslav Kholodovych, William J. Welsh

38. Unit Cell Information on Some Important Polymers

Edward S. Clark

39. Crystallization Kinetics of Polymers

Rahul Patki, Khaled Mezghani, Paul J. Phillips

40. Block Copolymer Melts

V. Castelletto, I. W. Hamley

41. Polymer Liquid Crystals and Their Blends

Witold Brostow

42. The Emergence of a New Macromolecular Architecture: “The Dendritic State”

Donald A. Tomalia

43. Polyrotaxanes

Feihe Huang, Adam M.-P. Pederson, Harry W. Gibson

44. Foldamers: Nanoscale Shape Control at the Interface Between Small Molecules and High Polymers

Morris M. Slutsky, Richard A. Blatchly, Gregory N. Tew

45. Recent Advances in Supramolecular Polymers

Jeffrey D. Hartgerink, Varun Gauba

Electrical, Optical and Magnetic Properties


46. Conducting Polymers: Electrical Conductivity

Arthur J. Epstein

47. Electroluminescent Polymer Systems

Leni Akcelrud

48. Magnetic, Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric, and Ferroelectric Properties of Synthetic and Biological Polymers

Andrzej Kloczkowski, Taner Z. Sen

49. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Polymers

W. M. K. P. Wijekoon, K.-S. Lee, P. N. Prasad

50. Refractive Index, Stress-Optical Coefficient, and Optical Configuration Parameter of Polymers

Vassilios Galiatsatos

Responses to Radiation, Heat, and Chemical Agents


51. Ultraviolet Radiation and Polymers

Anthony L. Andrady

52. The Effects of Electron Beam and g-Irradiation on Polymeric Materials

K. Dawes, L. C. Glover, D. A. Vroom

53. Flammability

Archibald Tewarson

54. Thermal-Oxidative Stability and Degradation of Polymers

Vladyslav Kholodovych, William J. Welsh

55. Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers for Medical Applications

Laura J. Suggs, Sheila A. Moore, Antonios G. Mikos

56. Biodegradability of Polymers

Anthony L. Andrady

57. Properties of Photoresist Polymers

Qinghuang Lin

58. Pyrolyzability of Preceramic Polymers

Yi Pang, Ke Feng, Yitbarek H. Mariam

Other Properties


59. Surface and Interfacial Properties

Afshin Falsafi, Subu Mangipudi, Michael J. Owen

60. Acoustic Properties of Polymers

Moitreyee Sinha, Donald J. Buckley

61. Permeability of Polymers to Gases and Vapors

S. A. Stern, Joel R. Fried



62. Definitions

Ping Xu

63. Units and Conversion Factors

Shuhong Wang


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