Structure and morphology determine the properties of polymeric materials. This atlas provides, with over 2000 high-quality micrographs, a comprehensive overview of the structural/morphological diversity of all classes of plastics. All microscopic techniques from light microscopy through scanning and transmission electron microscopy to atomic force microscopy are covered.
Another focus is on the changes in plastics morphology occurring under mechanical stress, i.e. the deformation and fracture structures. The extensive visual material will help professionals in research and application fields to determine structure-property correlations of polymeric materials and also improve training and teaching in universities.
Prof. Dr. habil. Goerg H. Michler has worked for many years as a physicist and materials scientist in research institutes, in the chemical industry and at universities. He is professor of general materials science at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and founded an Institute of Polymeric Materials. His research interests focus on structure-property correlations of polymeric materials, and the improvement of mechanical properties based on nanostructure and morphology.
"In this book will find a compact and unterstandable description and illustration of the structural and morphological varity of polymers with a focus on the morphological details, which are relevant for the application properties of the polymers." Margit Weltschev, Corrosion News, Juni 2016
"Dieses Buch kann jedem Materialwissenschaftler empfohlen werden, der sich für die Beziehungen zwischen der morphologischen Struktur und den mechanische Eigenschaften von Polymerwerkstoffen interessiert." Prof. Dr. Volker Abetz, Kunststoffe, 9/2016