Synopses & Reviews
Rubber elasticity is an important sub-field of polymer science. This book is in many ways a sequel to the authors' previous, more introductory book, Rubberlike Elasticity: A Molecular Primer (Wiley-Interscience, 1988), and will in some respects replace the now classic book by L.R.G. Treloar, The Physics of Rubber Elasticity (Oxford, 1975). The present book has much in common with its predecessor, in particular its strong emphasis on molecular concepts and theories. Similarly, only equilibrium properties are covered in any detail. Though this book treats much of the same subject matter, it is a more comprehensive, more up-to-date, and somewhat more sophisticated treatment.
Rubber elasticity is an important sub-field of polymer science. This book is in many ways a sequel to the authors' previous, more introductory book, Rubberlike Elasticity: A Molecular Primer (Wiley-Interscience, 1988).
Includes bibliographical references (p. 351-354) and indexes.
Table of Contents
1. Overview and Some Fundamental Information
2. Classical Theories of Rubber Elasticity
3. Intermolecular Effects I: The Constrained-Junction Model
4. Intermolecular Effects II: Constraints Along Network Chains
5. Relationships Between Stress and Strain
6. Swelling of Networks
7. Critical Phenomena and Phase Transitions in Gels
8. Calculations and Simulations
10. Model Elastomers
11. Segmental Orientation
12. Networks with Semiflexible Chains and Networks Exhibiting Strain-Induced Crystallization
13. Networks Having Multimodal Chain-Length Distributions
14. Small-Angle Neutron Scattering
16. Multi-phase Systems