Multiphase polymer systems are an important research topic from both industrial and fundamental points of view. This new generation of materials offers enhanced physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic and optical properties, and finds use in many fields such as automotive, aeronautics and space industry, cabling, civil engineering and medicine. They cover a wide range of materials such as composites, blends, alloys, gels and interpenetrating polymer networks.
This double-volume book examines the recent advances covering physical, interfacial, and thermophysical properties of multiphase polymer systems. It includes manufacturing and processing techniques, characterization techniques, materials modeling, applications and also ageing, degradation and recycling. It pays particular attention to characterization at different length scales (macro, micro and nano) which is necessary for a full understanding of the structure-property relationships of multiphase polymer systems.
Ideal for researchers in both industry and academia who wish to learn about these promising new materials, the Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems is also useful for plastic and rubber technologists, filler specialists and researchers in fields studying thermal, mechanical and electrical properties.
Keywords: Polymer Science & Technology General, multiphase polymeric systems, composites, blends, alloys, gels, interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs), multiphase polymer systems, advanced multiphase polymer systems