Nonlinear dynamics play an important role in phase separations and polymerization reactions For example, frontal polymerization is a process in which polymerization propagates through the reaction vessel. The result is a localized reaction zone that manifests itself as a thermal wave.
Edited by highly experienced and top scientists in the field, this first comprehensive handbook covers all aspects of the topic, including:
* What is Nonlinear Dynamics and how does it relate to Polymers?
* Non–Newtonian Rheology of Polymers
* Phase Separating Systems
* Gels Coupled to Oscillatory Reactions
* Instabilities Created by Interaction with Gels
* Oscillatory Systems Created with Polymer Membrane
* Instabilities in Inorganic Polymer Growth
With an introductory chapter offering the perfect starting point for the non–expert.
What is Nonlinear Dynamics and how does it relate to Polymers?
NonNewtonain Rheology of Polymers
Phase Separating systems
Gels Coupled to Oscillatory Reactions
Instabilities created by Interaction with Gels
Oscillatory Systems Created with Polymer membrane
Isothermal Frontal Polymerization
Instabilities in inorganic polymer growth
John A. Pojman is a Professor in the Macromolecular Science Division of the Department of Chemistry at Louisiana State University. He earned his doctorate in Chemical Physics in 1988 at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Pojman was a faculty member at The University of Southern Mississippi for eighteen years. He has published over 100 peer–reviewed publications.
. Qui Tran–Cong–Miyata is Professor at Department of Polymer Science & Engineering at the Kyoto Institute of Technology. He has published more than 100 peer–reviewed papers and edited three monographs. His research interests are phase separation of polymer blends, polymer materials with nanofillers and spatio–temporal behavior of synthetic polymer systems.