Nano- and Micromechanics of Polymers

Structure Modification and Improvement of Properties
Copyright: 2012
ISBN: 9781569904602
Hardcover: 566 pages
$329.99 (US)


Aim and Methods:  General Importance of Polymers and Trends. Methods and Investigation Techniques.

General Mechanisms of Deformation and Fracture:  Deformation Phenomena and Mechanisms. Crazing. Fracture Phenomena and Mechanisms.

Main Groups of Polymer Materials:  Amorphous Polymers. Semicrystalline Polymers. Polymer Blends. Rubber Toughened Polymers. Composites. Nanostructured Polymers. Special Forms and Applications.


This book is unique in its focus on micromechanical processes of polymers and their role to improve the properties of polymeric materials. It combines the detailed knowledge of structure and morphology of polymers with the explanation and theoretical interpretation of micro- and nanoscopic processes and mechanisms in different polymers. Thus, it offers a better understanding of correlations between structure and property of nearly all polymers used in industrial applications. The knowledge of these correlations is a key for successful development of polymers with improved properties.

Author Info:

Michler, G.

Prof. Dr. habil. Goerg H. Michler has worked for many years as a physicist and materials scientist in research institutes, in the chemical industry, and at universities. He is professor of general materials science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and founded the Institute of Polymeric Materials. His research interests focus on structure-property correlations of polymeric materials and the improvement of mechanical properties based on nanostructure and morphology.

Baltá-Calleja, F.