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

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Preface to the Second Edition

The Second Edition provides new and expanded coverage of important topics in polymer science and engineering and includes additional example calculations, homework problems, and bibliographic references. Additional topics in the treatment of polymer synthesis (Chapter 2) include metallocene catalysis, atom transfer radical and plasma polymerization, the genetic engineering of polymers, and the use of supercritical fluids as a polymerization medium. The new field of dynamic calorimetry (temperature-modulated DSC) has been added to the coverage of polymer viscoelasticity in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 provides expanded coverage of biodegradable polymers while Chapter 7 introduces the important new area of nanocomposites. ...

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