Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials

Editor(s): Norman S. Allen

Published Online: 18 MAR 2010

Print ISBN: 9780470137963

Online ISBN: 9780470594179

DOI: 10.1002/9780470594179

About this Book

Presents the state of the technology, from fundamentals to new materials and applications

Today's electronic devices, computers, solar cells, printing, imaging, copying, and recording technology, to name a few, all owe a debt to our growing understanding of the photophysics and photochemistry of polymeric materials. This book draws together, analyzes, and presents our current understanding of polymer photochemistry and photophysics. In addition to exploring materials, mechanisms, processes, and properties, the handbook also highlights the latest applications in the field and points to new developments on the horizon.

Photochemistry and Photophysics of Polymer Materials is divided into seventeen chapters, including:

  • Optical and luminescent properties and applications of metal complex-based polymers

  • Photoinitiators for free radical polymerization reactions

  • Photovoltaic polymer materials

  • Photoimaging and lithographic processes in polymers

  • Photostabilization of polymer materials

  • Photodegradation processes in polymeric materials

Each chapter, written by one or more leading experts and pioneers in the field, incorporates all the latest findings and developments as well as the authors' own personal insights and perspectives. References guide readers to the literature for further investigation of individual topics.

Together, the contributions represent a series of major developments in the polymer world in which light and its energy have been put to valuable use. Not only does this reference capture our current state of knowledge, but it also provides the foundation for new research and the development of new materials and new applications.

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 3

      Chemiluminescence Processes in Polymeric Materials (pages 93–135)

      Teresa Corrales, Carmen Peinado, Concha Abrusci, Norman S. Allen and Fernando Catalina

    3. Chapter 10

      Photoinitiators for Free Radical Polymerization Reactions (pages 351–419)

      Jean Pierre Fouassier, Xavier Allonas, Jacques Lalevée and Céline Dietlin

    4. Chapter 13

      Photografting of Polymeric Materials (pages 509–539)

      Ali Ekrem Muftuoglu, Mehmet Atilla Tasdelen and Yusuf Yagci

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