© 1989

Applied Polymer Light Microscopy

  • D. A. Hemsley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. A. D. Curson
    Pages 1-37
  3. B. P. Saville
    Pages 73-109
  4. B. P. Saville
    Pages 111-149
  5. D. A. Hemsley
    Pages 185-231
  6. P. Calvert, N. C. Billingham
    Pages 233-271
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


Synthetic polymers make excellent specimens for light microscopy. Despite this, the use of the technique, at least in its advanced forms, is not so widespread as might be expected. Although reliable and relevant data are difficult to find and quantify, it seems that in other fields of materials science and technology there is a greater readiness to tum to the microscope in research, in industrial problem solving, or for quality assessment and control. It also seems that the reasons for the present situation are partly historical, partly the result of the structure of the plastics and rubber industries, and partly the education and training background of senior staff who tend to be chemistry or engineering based. In neither field does light microscopy feature strongly in the basic training. The primary aim of this book is to provide some insight into the range oflight microscopy techniques applicable to polymeric specimens, and to highlight typical applications to commercial polymers and polymer products. Where appropriate, the optical techniques involved are discussed in some detail. However, it has not been the intention to produce a light microscopy textbook dealing with the principles and design of the basic instrument. Many such texts are available, and selected examples are cited in the reference list at the end of most chapters.


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Editors and affiliations

  • D. A. Hemsley
    • 1
  1. 1.Polymer Microscopy ServicesLoughborough, LeicestershireUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applied Polymer Light Microscopy
  • Editors Derek A. Hemsley
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85166-335-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-7476-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7474-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 282
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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