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Polymers at Cryogenic Temperatures

  • Susheel Kalia
  • Shao-Yun Fu
  • This book deals with the very hot topic of very cold (cryogenic) temperatures

  • Used for new developments in space, superconducting magnets and electronic techniques

  • Written by international experts in the field


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Géraldine Theiler, Thomas Gradt
    Pages 41-58
  3. Sanghamitra Sethi, Bankim Chandra Ray
    Pages 59-113
  4. S. Reiter, R. Mongrain, M. Abdelali, J.-C. Tardif
    Pages 147-159
  5. Luís Cadillon Costa, François Henry
    Pages 161-179
  6. U. Stirna, I. Beverte, V. Yakushin, U. Cabulis
    Pages 203-244
  7. Simranpreet Singh Gill, Harpreet Singh
    Pages 245-273
  8. Paolo Baldissera, Cristiana Delprete
    Pages 275-286
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 287-292

About this book


Kalia and Fu's novel monograph covers cryogenic treatment, properties and applications of cryo-treated polymer materials. Written by numerous international experts, the twelve chapters in this book offer the reader a comprehensive picture of the latest findings and developments, as well as an outlook on the field. Cryogenic technology has seen remarkable progress in the past few years and especially cryogenic properties of polymers are attracting attention through new breakthroughs in space, superconducting, magnetic and electronic techniques. This book is a valuable resource for researchers, educators, engineers and graduate students in the field and at technical institutions.


Composites Cryogenic applications Cryogenic processing Cryogenic properties Cryogenic properties of polymers Cryogenic treated polymers Cryogenic treatment of materials Polymer based dielectrics under cryogenic conditions X-ray diffraction

Editors and affiliations

  • Susheel Kalia
    • 1
  • Shao-Yun Fu
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of ChemistryBahra UniversityHimachal PradeshIndia
  2. 2.Chinese Academy of SciencesTechnical Institute of Physics and ChemiBeijingChina, People's Republic

About the editors

Dr. Susheel Kalia is Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Bahra University, Solan (H.P.) India. After completing his Ph.D. at Punjab Technical University, Jalandhar, India, he began working as Assistant Professor in Singhania University, (Rajasthan) and Bahra University (Shimla Hills) where he has been for the past five years. Kalia has around 40 research papers in international journals along with 80 publications in proceedings of national and international conferences and seven book chapters. Kalia’s other editorial activities include work as a reviewer and memberships of editorial boards for various international journals. Additionally, he has edited a number of books such as, “Handbook of Biopolymers and Their Application” and “Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano- Polymer Composites".He is also a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Asian Polymer Association, Indian Cryogenics Council, the Society for Polymer Science, Indian Society of Analytical Scientists, and the International Association of Advanced Materials. Presently, Kalia’s research is in the field of biocomposites, nanocomposites, conducting polymers, cellulose nanofibers, inorganic nanoparticles, hybrid materials, hydrogels and cryogenics.

Dr. Shao-Yun Fu joined his current position as a full professor at the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2002. He was awarded his PhD by CAS in 1993 and since then has held positions at the Leibnitz Institute of Polymer Research, Dresden, the Center for Advanced Materials, Nanyang Technical University (Singapore), the University of Sydney (Australia), the University of California at Riverside (USA) and City University of Hong Kong. Since June 2012, Fu is a visiting professor at Tohoku University, Shinshu University and Chiba University in Japan, as well as at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Germany. Fu has published over 170 articles in peer-reviewed journals and one monograph entitled "Science and Engineering of Short Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites" together with Prof. Yiu-Wing Mai (University of Sydney) and Dr Bernd Lauke (Dresden, Germany). He has also contributed three chapters to English language and three chapters to Chinese language scientific books. 

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