Physical Chemistry of Polymers
A Conceptual Introduction
Series:De Gruyter Textbook
- Explains complex facts through models, diagrams and illustrations, rather than equations
- Accessible to chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists
Aims and Scope
This book introduces the concepts of physical chemistry of polymers. It provides a basis to bridge polymer chemistry, which targets microscopic chain structures, and polymer engineering, which targets macroscopic material properties and functions. Topics covered are single chain statistics, multi-chain interactions, and chain dynamics, both from a viewpoint of structure, properties (mostly mechanical ones), and their interrelation. In all that, the author encourages the reader to think conceptually.