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Rubberlike Elasticity A Molecular Primer

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ISBN-10: 0521814251

ISBN-13: 9780521814256

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: James E. Mark, Burak Erman, Liliane Bokobza

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Elastomers and rubberlike materials form a critical component in diverse applications that range from tyres to biomimetics and are used in chemical, biomedical, mechanical and electrical engineering. This updated and expanded edition provides an elementary introduction to the physical and molecular concepts governing elastic behaviour, with a particular focus on elastomers. The coverage of fundamental principles has been greatly extended and fully revised, with analogies to more familiar systems such as gases, producing an engaging approach to these phenomena. Dedicated chapters on novel uses of elastomers, covering bioelastomers, filled elastomers and liquid crystalline elastomers, illustrate the established and emerging applications at the forefront of physical science. With a list of experiments and demonstrations, problem sets and solutions, this is a self-contained introduction to the topic for graduate students, researchers and industrialists working in the applied fields of physics and chemistry, polymer science and engineering.
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Book details

List price: $118.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/8/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Professor Erman is currently professor of science and engineering at Koc University. He worked in the research group of Prof. P.J. Flory at Stanford University and IBM Research, San Jose, at various intervals between 1976-1985. His scientific collaborations include the Max-Planck Institute fur Polymerforschung in Mainz, and ESPCI, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie Structurale et Macromoleculaire, Paris. He has been collaborating with Prof. J.E. Mark at Cincinnati University on rubber elasticity since 1987. He has over 200 scientific papers in refereed journals, 2 books and 2 edited books. Burak Erman is a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences. He served on the Science Board of TUBITAK, editorial board of Computational Polymer Science and Polymer Gels and Networks. He received the 1991 Simavi Science Award, the 1991 TUBITAK Science Award and the 2007 American Chemical Society Whitby Award. His current research interests are focused on the application of the theory of elastomeric networks to predict protein function, and on polymer and protein physics and engineering, both dynamics and statics and experiment and theory, including computer simulations.

Preface to the first edition
Preface to the second edition
Fundamentals
Introduction
Some rubberlike materials
The single molecule: theory and experiment
Preparation and structure of networks
Elementary statistical theory for idealized networks
Statistical theory for real networks
Elastic equations of state and force-deformation relations
Swelling of networks and volume phase transitions
Force as a function of temperature
Model elastomers
Additional topics
Networks prepared under unusual conditions
Strain-induced crystallization and ultimate properties
Multimodal networks
Birefringence and segmental orientation
Neutron scattering from networks
Liquid-crystalline elastomers
Bioelastomers
Filled elastomers
Current problems and new directions
Relationships between v, � and M<sub>c</sub>
Relationships between <$$$>, and �
Equations of state for miscellaneous deformations form the constrained junction theory
Thermodynamics of the relationship of stress to temperature
Problems
Answers to problems
Some publications describing laboratory/classroom experiments or demonstrations
References
Index