About this series
This series provides a comprehensive collection of reference handbooks on all aspects around polymers and polymeric composites. Polymeric materials of all sorts have been emerging as key materials for many applications and for meeting the challenges of the 21st century. From commodity applications to engineering and high tech applications, even including aerospace subsystems, these materials have an important role to play. The study of polymeric and polymeric composite materials is one of the most important and of the most vibrant focus areas in chemical and material scientific research. “Polymers and Polymeric Composites: A Reference Series” compiles the most comprehensive reference handbooks on these materials under one roof. Readers will find all they need to know in well-organized and thoroughly structured reference works covering various topics, such as the structures and properties of polymers, polymeric materials and composites (e.g. structures of amorphous and of crystalline polymers, viscoelastic properties, mechanical and thermal properties, and many more); methods and methodology (including polymer characterization, polymerization reaction engineering, polymer processing, and many more); or different compound classes (from polymer additives, polymer blends, and fiber reinforced composites, to liquid crystalline polymers, nano-polymers and nano-polymeric composites, and even bio-polymeric materials). While each volume is dedicated to a selected topic, concisely structured and thoroughly edited by experts, with contributions written by leading scientists, the complete collection provides the most comprehensive and most complete overview over the entire field of polymers and polymeric composites. Volumes in this series serve as reference compilation for every scientist working with or on polymers, polymeric materials and composites, whether at universities or in industry, from graduate student level to practitioners and lead scientists alike.