Radiation Effects in Polymeric Materials

  • Vijay Kumar
  • Babulal Chaudhary
  • Vishal Sharma
  • Kartikey Verma

Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gurpreet Kaur, Jandeep Singh
    Pages 1-34
  3. Paramjit Singh, Rajesh Kumar
    Pages 35-68
  4. Raquel Silva Thomaz, Ricardo Meurer Papaléo
    Pages 113-139
  5. Suman Mahendia, Rishi Pal Chahal, Anil Kumar Tomar, Heena Wadhwa, Shyam Kumar
    Pages 141-192
  6. K. Hareesh, Ganesh Sanjeev
    Pages 293-318
  7. Narendra Kumar Agrawal, Neha Sharma, Tamanna Kumari Sharma, Priti Agarwal, Ravi Agarwal
    Pages 319-350
  8. Sangeeta Prasher, Mukesh Kumar
    Pages 351-368
  9. Vishal Sharma, Pawan K. Diwan, Shyam Kumar
    Pages 393-412

About this book


This book provides an introduction of how radiation is processed in polymeric materials, how materials properties are affected and how the resulting materials are analyzed. It covers synthesis, characterization, or modification of important materials, e.g. polycarbonates, polyamides and polysaccharides, using radiation. For example, a complete chapter is dedicated to the characterization of biodegradable polymers irradiated with low and heavy ions. This book will be beneficial to all polymer scientists in the development of new macromolecules and to all engineers using these materials in applications. It summarizes the fundamental knowledge and latest innovations in research fields from medicine to space.


Ion solid interaction Allyl diglycol carbonate Gamma irradiation Neutron irradiation Proton irradiation Cross-linking Chain scission Ion-beam modification Conducting polymers Polyethylene Biodegradable polymers Latent ion tracks in polymers Polyethylene terephthalate

Editors and affiliations

  • Vijay Kumar
    • 1
  • Babulal Chaudhary
    • 2
  • Vishal Sharma
    • 3
  • Kartikey Verma
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsNational Institute of Technology (NIT)SrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)New DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Institute for Forensic Science and CriminologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia
  4. 4.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKanpurIndia

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