The chapters are tutorial in nature and are extensively referenced and represent a significant source of information on the application of these techniques within the context of polymer science. The contents reflect recent advances in the applications of analytical techniques for polymer characterisation
This book will be appropriate for postgraduate and research polymer chemists who are concerned with the study and use of macromolecular materials. The techniques described reflect some of the recent advances made in the development of methods for characterisation and sizing of molecules in solution and solid phases.
1. Characterisation of Molecular Organisation in Polymeric Materials (R. A. Pethrick).
2. X–ray Diffraction from Crystalline Polymers (M. E. Vickers).
3. Specimen Preparation for TEM of Polymers (D. C. Bassett, R. H. Olley and A. S. Vaughan).
4. The Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope and its Applications (F. S. Baker, J. P. Craven and A. M. Donald).
5. Electron Diffraction to Characterize Hierarchically Assembled Biological Systems (R. Valluzzi).
6. Neutron Scattering (V Arrighi, D. G. Bucknall and A. Triolo).
7. Modelling the Hierarchical Structure of Synthetic Polymers (H. Assender).