© 1982

Nonmetallic Materials and Composites at Low Temperatures

  • Günther Hartwig
  • David Evans

Part of the Cryogenic Materials Series book series (CRYMS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Thermal Properties of Crystalline Polymers at Low Temperatures

  3. Thermal Conductivity at Low Temperatures in Semicrystalline Polymers

  4. Elastic Nonlinearity of Vitreous Silica at Low Temperatures

    1. M v Schickfus, S Hunklinger, K Dransfeld
      Pages 37-48
  5. Ultrasonic Absorption in Polymethylmethacrylate at Low Temperatures

  6. Radiation Damage in Thin Sheet Fibreglass Insulators

    1. Elena A Erez, Herbert Becker
      Pages 59-71
  7. Epoxide Resins for Use at Low Temperatures

    1. D Evans, J T Morgan
      Pages 73-87
  8. Dynamic Mechanical Properties of Poly (Methacrylates) at Low Temperatures

  9. Dielectric Loss Due to Antioxidants in Polyolefins

    1. R Isnard, G Frossati, J Gilchrist, H Godfrin
      Pages 117-124
  10. Low Temperature Fracture Measurements on Polyethylene in Comparison with Epoxide Resins

  11. Fatigue Test of Epoxide Resin at Low Temperatures

    1. S Nishijima, S Ueta, T Okada
      Pages 139-149
  12. Lap Test of Epoxide Resin at Cryogenic Temperatures

    1. S Nishijima, T Okada
      Pages 151-166
  13. Cohesive Strength of Amorphous Polymers at Low and High Temperatures

  14. The Thermal Conductivity and Thermal Expansion of Non-Metallic Composite Materials at Low Temperatures

  15. Nonlinear Stresses and Displacements of the Fibres and Matrix in a Radially Loaded Circular Composite Ring

  16. The Strain Energy Release Rate of a Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester Composite

  17. Recent European Work on the Nondestructive Testing of Composite Materials

  18. Physical Properties of Epoxide Resin/Glass Fibre Composites at Low Temperatures

  19. Charpy Impact Test of Cloth Reinforced Epoxide Resin at Low Temperature

  20. Nonmetallic and Composite Materials as Solid Superleaks

About this book


This, the second special topical conference on the properties of Non-Metallic Materials at Low Temperatures, was sponsored by the International Cryogenic Materials Conference Board. The potential for plastics materials in the field of cryogenics is vast and as yet only partly explored. In addition, many other materials, which qualify for the title non-metallic but are not 'plastics', have numerous possible outlets in low temperature technology. This conference aimed at providing a forum, whereby specialists from Industry, the Universities and from Government sponsored Institutions could assemble to discuss the extent of our current knowledge. As it transpired, the meeting was also to high­ light the considerable gaps that still exist in our fundamental understanding of the low temperature behaviour of these materials. On this theme, during the course of the conference, a reference was made to an almost forgotten quotation by Lord Kelvin, who said: "When you cannot measure what you are speaking about, when you cannot express in numbers, your knowledge is of a meagre and unsatisfactory kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you have scarcely in your thoughts advanced to the stage of a science, whatever the matter be." This simple statement sums up the aims, objectives and hopefully the achievements of this conference. To discuss and disseminate the current knowledge on non-metallic materials in order that realistic predictions of in-service performance may be made.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Günther Hartwig
    • 1
  • David Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Nuclear Research CenterInstitute for Technical PhysicsKarlsruheFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Rutherford LaboratoryOxfordshireEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nonmetallic Materials and Composites at Low Temperatures
  • Authors G. Hartwig
    D. Evans
    ICMC Symposiym
  • Series Title Cryogenic Materials Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-40894-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-3367-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-3365-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 399
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Characterization and Evaluation of Materials
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