Microhardness of polymers [E-Book] / F.J. Baltá Calleja, S. Fakirov.
Baltá-Calleja, F. J., (author)
Fakirov, Stoyko, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000
1 online resource (xiii, 237 pages)
Cambridge solid state science series
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Table of Contents:
  • Hardness in materials science and engineering
  • Microhardness in polymer science
  • Microhardness and deformation modes in polymers
  • Microhardness additivity law
  • Tabor's relation
  • Microhardness of polymers in contrast to metals
  • Microhardness determination in polymeric materials
  • Mechanics and geometry of indentation
  • Time dependence
  • Experimental details: sample preparation
  • Microhardness measurement on cylindrical surfaces
  • Microhardness calculation of crystalline polymers
  • Crystal destruction boundary
  • Temperature dependence of microhardness in crystalline polymers
  • Microhardness of oriented materials
  • Effect of plastic deformation on the microhardness
  • Anisotropy behaviour of oriented polymers
  • Microindentation vs nanoindentation
  • Microindentation instruments
  • Nanoindentation instruments
  • Outlook
  • Microhardness of glassy polymers
  • Introduction to glassy polymers
  • The glass transition
  • Physical ageing
  • Temperature dependence of microhardness in polymer glasses: determination of T[subscript g]
  • Physical ageing of polymer glasses as revealed by microhardness
  • Homopolymers
  • Copolymers
  • Correlation between microhardness and the glass transition temperature
  • Micromechanics of polymer glasses
  • Crazing in glassy polymers
  • Micromechanics of crazes studied by ultramicrohardness
  • Microhardness and elastic moduli of glassy microfibrils
  • Microhardness of crystalline polymers
  • Introduction to crystalline polymers
  • Polymer crystallization
  • Morphology
  • Polymorphism.