Polymer Science from 1935-1953

Consolidating the Paradigm

  • Gary¬†Patterson

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry book sub series (BRIESFHISTCHEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Gary Patterson
    Pages 5-21
  3. Gary Patterson
    Pages 23-50
  4. Gary Patterson
    Pages 51-57
  5. Gary Patterson
    Pages 59-73
  6. Gary Patterson
    Pages 79-81
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 83-88

About this book


This sequel to A Prehistory of Polymer Science begins with the Faraday Discussion of 1935 on Polymerization. Patterson then examines the remarkable rise and establishment of polymer science after 1935 from the perspective of the emergence of strong intellectual leaders. While enough biographical detail is presented to gain an appreciation for the role played by each leader, the emphasis of this volume is on the key concepts associated with each individual and how the community embraced these leaders.


Herman Mark Interscience Series on High Polymers Paul Flory Polymer Crystals Polymer Science Beginnings Polymer Science History Polymer Viscoelasticity Principles of Polymer Chemistry Speed Marvel Staudinger Wallace Carothers

Authors and affiliations

  • Gary¬†Patterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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