Characterization of Polymer Blends: Miscibility, Morphology and Interfaces.pdf
This is the first book devoted to all aspects of characterization of polymer blends using a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques. Providing comprehensive, systematic coverage in a two-volume resource suitable for all those working on polymer blends, in an in-depth and practical manner. Compiled by leading researchers from industry, academy, government and private research institutions across the globe, this application oriented book details all major modern characterization techniques, from microscopies, spectroscopies, and chromatography, to rheology, thermal analysis and theory and assists the reader find solutions to both fundamental and applied problems.
Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thomas has published over 350 papers in peer reviewed journals on polymer composites, membrane separation, polymer blends and alloys, and polymer recycling, has an h-index of 33 and has edited six books. Yves Grohens is head of the Laboratory for Engineering of Materials (LIMATB) located at the University of South Brittany, France. His research interests include interface science in nano and bio-composites as well as confinement applications and (bio)polymer behaviour in model thin films. Grohens has published more than 120 papers in international journals devoted to polymers and surface science. P. Jyotishkumar is a Senior Research Fellow pursuing a PhD under the supervision of Sabu Thomas in the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandi University, India
VOLUME I Polymer Blends: State of the Art, New Challenges and Opportunities Thermodynamics, Miscibility, Phase Separation, Compatibilisation, Morphology and Interface/Interphases in Polymer Blends Rheological Studies Light Scattering Studies X-ray Scattering (WAXS and SAXS) Ultrasonic Studies Ellipsometry Inverse Gas Chromatography Thermal Analysis Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis Thermo Mechanical Analysis Water Sorption and Solvent Sorption Techniques Modelling and Simulation VOLUME II Optical Microscopy (Polarized, Interference and Phase Contrast Microscopy) and Confocal Microscopy Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM) Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Atomic Force Microscopy SIMS and Nano SIMS Fluorescence Microscopy Neutron Scattering, Neutron Spin Echo Spectroscopy and Neutron Reflectometry Infrared Spectroscopy NMR Spectroscopy Raman Spectroscopy ESR spectroscopy and Forward Recoil Spectrometry UV-Visible Spectroscopy Fluorescence Spectroscopy Dielectric Spectroscopy and Thermally Simulated Current Positron Life Time Spectroscopy