In recent years, multicomponent polymers have generated much interest due to their excellent properties, unique morphology and high-end applications. Book focusses on thermal, thermo-mechanical and dielectric analysis of polymers and multicomponent polymeric systems like blends, interpenetrating polymeric networks (IPNs), gels, polymer composites, nanocomposites. Through these analyses, it provides an insight into the stability of polymer systems as a function of time, processing and usage. Aimed at polymer chemists, physicists and engineers, it also covers ASTM /ISO and other standards of various measurement techniques for systematic analysis in materials science.
Thermal, thermo-mechanical and dielectric analysis of polymers and multicomponent polymeric systems. Theoretical aspects of Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA) and Simultaneous Differential Thermal Analysis (DTA) / Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) Analysis. Application Of Tga And Dta To Polymeric Systems (Neat Polymeric Systems. Applications of TGA and DTA to multicomponent Polymeric systems including blends, IPNs, composites. Multi-physics modeling and simulation of the effective thermal conductivity of polymeric composites. Application of DSC to polymeric systems. Theoretical aspects of Dynamic Mechanical Analysis. A Review on Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites. Dielectric analysis: main concepts, instrumentation, basic theoretical analysis. Dielectric analysis of different natural and synthetic polymers types. Applications of dielectric analysis (DEA) to multi-component polymeric systems