This extensively updated and revised Third Edition is a comprehensive and practical guide to the study of the microstructure of polymers. It is the result of the authors' many years of academic and industrial experience. Introductory chapters deal with the basic concepts of both polymer morphology and processing and microscopy and imaging theory. The core of the book is more applied, with many examples of specimen preparation and image interpretation leading to materials characterization. Emerging techniques such as compositional mapping in which microscopy is combined with spectroscopy are considered. The book closes with a problem solving guide.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 540
Weight: 1075 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 29 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of hardcover 3rd ed. 2008
From the reviews of the third edition:
"This book focuses on polymer morphology and, specifically, the variety of microscopy methods available to characterize polymers. ... I strongly recommend this book to every polymer scientist and engineer who is looking for a new imaging method that will answer an outstanding question or who is struggling to interpret the contrast in an image. Similarly, I highly recommend this book to mocroscopists working with polymeric materials." (Karen I. Winey, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Vol. 131 (9), 2009)