Photodegradation of Polymers: Physical Characteristics and Applications

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 212 pages
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In this book on physical characteristics and practical aspects of polymer photodegradation Rabek emphasizes the experimental work on the subject. The most important feature of the book is the physical interpretation of polymer degradation, e.g. mechanism of UV/light absorption, formation of excited states, energy transfer mechanism, kinetics, dependence on physical properties of macromolecules and polymer matrices, formation of mechanical defects, practics during environmental ageing. He includes also some aspects of polymer photodegradation in environmental and space condition.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Electronically Excited States in Polymers
9
Electronic Energy Transfer Processes in Polymers
20
PhotoOxidative Degradation
51
Physical Factors Which Influence Photodegradation
98
Kinetic Treatments of Degradation
109
Photodegradation of Solid Polymers
136
Photodecomposition of Polymers by Laser Radiation
146
Practical Aspects of Polymer Photodegradation
161
References
193
Index
209
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