Given the constantly evolving nature of polymer science, it is difficult to construct a unified description of its basics concepts and phenomenology. Graessley approaches this problem by addressing his book to a specific audience- the industrial engineer and research scientist who is trying to learn about polymer science in the course of their applied work, academic education or research in allied fields. He makes this task more manageable by confining his treatment to synthetic polymers of well-defined molecular architectures and by avoiding the many complexities of glass-formation in polymer liquids.
Citation: Physics Today
Pub Type: Journals
book review, polymer liquids, polymer networks