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Polymer Science and Technology, Third Edition by Joel R. Fried

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Preface

The Third Edition provides new and expanded coverage in a number of areas of contemporary interest in polymer science and technology. In particular, Chapter 2 on Polymer Synthesis provides new coverage of controlled radical polymerization, polymerization in ionic liquids, the use of click chemistry and green chemistry. Chapter 4 on Solid-State Properties includes added coverage on the use of microscopy and scattering methods in solid-state characterization. Chapter 7 on Additives, Blends, and Composites includes a new section on block copolymers as well as expanded coverage of nanocomposites including the use of buckyballs, carbon nanotubes, graphene, and POSS as nanofillers. Electrospinning has been added to the discussion of fiber spinning ...

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