The techniques available for composition determination of homo-polymers and co-polymers and other recent modern techniques such as X-ray photo-electron spectroscopy, atomic force microscopy, micro-thermal analysis and scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive analysis using X-rays are also included. The structure and micro-structure of polymers, co-polymers and rubbers are dealt with in Volume 2. More detailed aspects, such as sequencing of monomer units in co-polymers, end-group analysis,Tacticity and stereo-chemical determinations, are also dealt with in this subsequent volume. This book gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the state-of-the-art theories and availability of instrumentation needed to effect chemical and physical analysis of polymers. This is supported by approximately 1,200 references. The book should be of great interest to all those engaged in the subject in industry, university research establishments and general education. This is the second part of the two volume compendium of the types of methodology that are used for the determination of the chemical composition of polymers.
Solid state and materials chemistry is a rapidly moving field, and the aim of this edition
has been to bring the text as up to date as possible with new developments. A few
changes of emphasis have been made along the way.
Single crystal X-ray diffraction has now been reduced in Chapter 2 to make way for a
wider range of the physical techniques used to characterize solids, and the number of
synthetic techniques has been expanded in Chapter 3. Chapter 5 now contains a section
on fuel cells and electrochromic materials. In Chapter 6, the section on low-dimensional
solids has been replaced with sections on conducting organic polymers, organic
superconductors, and fullerenes. Chapter 7 now covers mesoporous solids and ALPO's,
and Chapter 8 includes a section on Photonics. Giant magneto-resistance (GMR) and
colossal magneto-resistance (CMR) have been added to Chapter 9, and p-wave (triplet)
superconductors to Chapter 10. Chapter 11 is new, and looks at the solid state chemical
aspects of nano-science.