Mechanical Properties of Polymers based on Nanostructure and Morphology

G. H. Michler Martin-Luther-Universit├Ąt
F.J. Balta-Calleja Institute of Estructura de la Materia
Mechanical Properties of Polymers based on Nanostructure and Morphology
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5/27/2005 CRC
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Nanostructures 9781574447712
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The improvement of strength and durability in polymers has implications relevant to industrial, medical, and household applications. Enhanced by the improved knowledge of the interactions between complex hierarchical structures and functional requirements, Mechanical Properties of Polymers Based on Nanostructure and Morphology focuses on new polymer materials that possess a combination of improved mechanical and other physical properties.

This book specifies techniques used in structural and morphological characterization, discusses crazing and molecular variables of fracture behavior, and clarifies various modes of deformation mechanisms and orientation processes for semicrystalline polymers, block copolymers, and composites. The volume examines microindentation hardness studies and mechanisms of toughness enhancement for particle modified, amorphous and semicrystalline polymers and blends using model analysis. Experts in the field present innovations that illustrate new aspects of manufacturing, structure development, and properties of practical relevance in nanoparticle-filled thermoplastic polymers and the applications of carbon nanotube and nanofiber reinforced polymer systems. Other topics discussed in the book include alternative methods of polymer modification based on micro- and nanolayered polymers and hot compaction of oriented fibers and tapes.

This book reflects the continuing research of mechanisms contributing to the structure-function relationship of nanostructured polymers and nanocomposites. Mechanical Properties of Polymers Based on Nanostructure and Morphology presents effective ways to combine improved mechanical and physical properties in polymers and form new, performance-enhanced composite materials.

Table of Contents

Structural and Morphological Characterization. Deformation Mechanisms at Nanoscopic Level. Mechanical Properties Improvement and Fracture Behavior


Contributor Harrats, Charef, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Contributor Heckmann, W., Contributor Baer, Eric, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA Contributor Bassett, D. C., University of Reading, UK Contributor Groeninckx, Gabriel, Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium Contributor Heckmann, Walter, BASF AG, Polymer Research Division, GK/P - G201, Germany Contributor Meijer, Han E. H., Mate/DPI/TU/e, The Netherlands Contributor Plummer, Christopher J.G, Lab de Technologie de Composites st Polmeres, Switzerland Contributor Schulte, K., Technische Universiteat Hamburg-Harburg, Germany Contributor van Dommelen, J. A. W., Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Contributor Ward, I. M., University of Leeds, UK Contributor Adhikari, Rameshwar, Martin Luther University, Halle/Saale, Germany Contributor Galeski, Andrzej, Polish Academy of Science, Poland Contributor Henning, Sven, Martin-Luther-Universitat Halle-Wittenberg, Germany Contributor Ania, F., Instituto De Estructura de la Materia, Spain Contributor Bernal-Lara, T.E., Case Western Reserve University, USA Contributor FLores, A., CSIC Dpt Of Marcomolecular Physics, Spain Contributor Halary, J.L, ESPCI , Paris, France Contributor Hiltner, A., Case Western Reserve Univer Contributor Hine, P.J., University Of Leeds, UK Contributor McKee, G.E., BASF Polymer Research Lab, Germany Contributor Nolte, M.C.M, Technische Universitat, Germany Contributor Ramsteiner, F., BASF Aktiengesellschaft, Germany Contributor Ranade, Aditya, Case Western University , USA Contributor Hsiao, Benjamin S., State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA Contributor Kausch, Hans-Henning, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland Contributor Karger-Kocsis, J., University of Kaiserslautern, Germany Contributor Zhang, Zhong, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany Editor 1 Michler, G. H., Martin Luther Universität, Meresburg, Germany Editor 2 Baltá-Calleja, F. J., Instituto de Estructura de la Materia, CSIC, Madrid, Spain
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  • - Compiles the works of leading laboratories represented by over 1100 references and numerous drawings, micrographs, tables, and equations
  • - Offers the most current perspective recent research and results not available elsewhere by scientists at the vanguard of their specialties
  • - Presents self-contained, basics-to-applications chapters that can be read as reviews of progress in different areas
  • - Explores the concurrent improvement of mechanical properties, such as strength and toughness, and physical properties, such as heat resistance and conductivity
  • - Offers a list of scientific publications that reflect the foundation of this diverse discipline for more focused studies


  • "One of the strongest features of this book is its consolidation of information on some extremely important structure-property relationships and their applications to mechanical properties. …An important contribution to the polymer literature and is highly recommended."
  • J.E. Mark, Polymer Research Center, University of Cincinnati, in Polymer News, 2005