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The Interfacial Interactions in Polymeric Composites

  • Güneri Akovali

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 230)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Interfaces, Interphases and “Adhesion”: A Perspective

  3. Aspects of Component Interactions in Polymer Systems

  4. Rheology at interfaces

    1. P. G. de Gennes, F. Brochard-Wyart
      Pages 61-80
  5. Interactions and Properties of Composites : a) Fibre-Matrix Adhesion Measurements

  6. Interactions and Properties of Composites : b) Adhesion-Composites Properties Relationships

  7. The Role of Interface at the Wall in Flow of Concentrated Composites

    1. Ülkü Yilmazer, Dilhan M. Kalyon
      Pages 107-123
  8. Application of Surface Analysis to High Performance Polymeric Adhesives and Composites

  9. Some Experimental Methods of Characterizing Surfaces

  10. Controlled Interphases in Glass Fiber and Particulate Reinforced Polymers: Structure of Silane Coupling Agents in Solutions and on Substrates

  11. Control and Modification of Surfaces and Interfaces by Corona and Low Pressure Plasma

    1. J. E. Klemberg-Sapieha, L. Martinu, S. Sapieha, M. R. Wertheimer
      Pages 201-222
  12. Plasmas and Surfaces — A Practical Approach to Good Composites

  13. Plasma Polymerization of Acetylene: A Coating Technique for Fibre Reinforcement of Composites

  14. Plasma Enhanced CVD of Aromatics: Surface Treatment of Carbon Fibres to Optimize Fibre/Matrix Adhesion

  15. Some Notes on Surface Modification by Plasma

    1. Guneri Akovali
      Pages 309-320
  16. Science and Technology of Polymer Composites

    1. L. Nicolais, J. M. Kenny, A. Maffezzoli, L. Torre, A. Trivisano
      Pages 321-357
  17. Reinforcing Fibers For Composites

    1. J. P. Wightman
      Pages 359-385
  18. “In Situ” composites formed with Liquid Crystalline Polymers and Thermoplastic Matrices

  19. Some Short Communications of Participants

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 409-409

About this book


Polymer composites represent materials of great and of continuously growing importance. Their potential for application appears to be limitless. They have been the subject of numerous studies both at academic and industrial levels. Much progress has been made in the incisive formulation of composites; sophisticated methods of property evaluation have been developed in the past decade and many, largely empirical solutions have been proposed to resolve the problem of their long-term performance under typical conditions of use (i. e. the use of silane or titane coupling agents to enhance adhesion within composite materials). Assuredly one of the most essential factors in the performance of these systems is the condition of the interface and interphase among the constituents of a given system. It has become clear that it is the interface/interphase, and the interactions which take place in this part of a system, which determine to a significant degree the initial properties of the material. In order to achieve leadership in the formulation and application of polymer composites, it is evident that in depth understanding of interfacial and interphase phenomena becomes a prerequisite.


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  • Güneri Akovali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Polymer Science and Technical ProgramMiddle East Technological UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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