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.
Explains complex facts through models, diagrams and illustrations, rather than equations
Accessible to chemists, chemical engineers, and materials scientists
Sebastian Seiffert, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz, Germany.