As the use and applications of polymers increase, so does the interactions of polymer surfaces with other materials. This updated paperback edition of this well-received, popular book presents a comprehensive approach to all aspects of polymer surfaces, from fundamental theory through applications, making it essential reading for everyone studying or working with polymers. - From the Reviews of the Cloth Edition "...both informative and a pleasure to read...the favorable reaction derives from the volume's organization and presentation of its material to ensure maximum utility." Polymer News - Divided into four comprehensive sections: physical principles of polymer surfaces, characterization, modifications of properties, and applications. - Includes the most recent patent information.
Table of Contents
The Origin of Surface Properties.
Dynamics of Polymer Surfaces.
Surface Energetics and Contact Angle.
New and Emerging Methods.
Friction and Wear.