Molecular Characterization of Composite Interfaces

  • Hatsuo Ishida
  • Ganesh Kumar

Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. General Overviews

  3. Influence on Physical Properties

    1. J. P. Sargent, K. H. G. Ashbee
      Pages 77-91
    2. J. T. Dickinson, A. Jahan-Latibari, L. C. Jensen
      Pages 111-131
  4. Structure of Coupling Agents and Interfaces

    1. F. J. Boerio, C. A. Gosselin, J. W. Williams, R. G. Dillingham, James M. Burkstrand
      Pages 171-186
    2. R. V. Subramanian, Kuang-Hua H. Shu
      Pages 205-236
  5. Influence on the Matrix Structure

  6. Surfaces of Reinforcements

    1. Ronald E. Allred, Edward W. Merrill, David K. Roylance
      Pages 333-375
    2. D. E. Leyden, D. E. Williams
      Pages 377-386
    3. Gary M. Nishioka, Janet A. Schramke
      Pages 387-400
    4. F. M. Fowkes, D. C. McCarthy, D. O. Tischler
      Pages 401-411
    5. H. W. Chang, R. P. Smith, S. K. Li, A. W. Neumann
      Pages 413-421
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 445-453

About this book


This book is an extended version of the proceedings of the Symposium on Polymer Composites, Interfaces, which was held under the auspices of the Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS) during the annual ACS meeting in Seattle, March, 1983. The importance of the interface in composite materials has been recognized since the inception of modern composite technology. Specifically, silane coupling agents were developed for glass fiber reinforced compOSites at a very early date. Ever since then the diversity of composite materials and the development of various surface treatment methods have led to the establishment of an "interface art." A trial-and-error approach has dominated the interfacial aspects of composite technology until very recently. With the advent of modern analytical techniques for surface characterization, it became possible to study detailed surface and interface structures. It was hoped that this symposium would catalyze such a fundamental and scientific approach in composite studies. For this reason, the symposium was structured to verify the influence of interfacial structures on the mechanical and physical performance of composites and to improve our knowledge of the microstructure of composite interfaces. As the word ·composite" indicates, interdisciplinary interaction is indispensable for proper understanding of multiphase systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Hatsuo Ishida
    • 1
  • Ganesh Kumar
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Macromolecular ScienceCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Vistakon Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company)JacksonvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2253-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2251-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0093-6286
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