Structure Formation in Polymeric Fibers presents a comprehensive and critical review of the science of fiber formation, with special emphasis on the evolution of microstructure and its relationship to process conditions and molecular properties. The thorough discussion of the structure and properties of most types of polymeric fibers (rigid rod, flexible chain, polymer blends, and copolymers) and the different routes to fiber formation will provide the understanding necessary for solving product and process development problems, and for enhancing productivity and product performance.
The book will be a primary resource for all scientists and engineers involved in the research and practice of fiber formation and to students taking courses in polymer physics, polymer engineering, fiber science, and chemical engineering. It should also be of value to those interested in the general phenomena of polymer deformation, orientation, and structure development.
· Variations on a Theme of Uniaxial Orientation
· Structure Formation During Melt Spinning
· Advances in the Control of Spinline Dynamics for Enhanced Properties
· Structure Formation During Drawing of Flexible Chain Polymers
· Basic Aspects of Solution(Gel)-Spinning and Ultra-Drawing of PE-UHMW
· Electrospinning and the Formation of Nanofibers
· Fibers from Liquid Crystalline Polymers
· Solvent Spun Cellulose Fibers
· Carbon Fibers
· Fibers from Electrically Conductive Polymers
· Fibers from Polymer Blends and Copolymers
· Thermomechanical Processing: Structure and Properties
· Microstructure Characterization
· Fiber Formation and the Science of Complexity