Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Rubbery Materials

Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Rubbery Materials

Author: P.P. Dee, N. Roy Choudhury, and N.K. Dutta
ISBN 978-1-84735-103-6 

Published: 2010
Pages: 546

Thermal analysis is a group of techniques in which a physical property of a substance is measured as a function of temperature, while the substance is subjected to a controlled temperature programme. In the differential thermal analysis, the temperature difference that develops between a sample and an inert reference material is measured, when both are subjected to identical heat treatments. The related technique of differential scanning calorimetry relies on differences in energy required to maintain the sample and reference at an identical temperature.

Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Rubbery Materials, a multi-authored handbook, describes the use of this technique:

· For determining additives in rubbery materials
· In recycling of rubbers
· In understanding the interactions of rubber - fillers and the rubber matrix
· Characterisation of rubber nano-composites and other modified rubbers and their blends
· Instrumental techniques
· Crystallisation of rubbers

Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Rubbery Materials is a must for everybody involved in material and product development, testing, processing, quality assurance, or failure analysis in industry and laboratories.

1 Introduction  
2 Instrumental Techniques used for the Thermal Analysis of Rubbers and Rubber Materials
3 Applications of DSC and TGA for the Characterisation of Rubbers and Rubbery Materials
4 Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) for Characterisation of Polymers, Polymer Blends &
5 Characterisation of Rubbers and Rubber Composites with TMA  
6 Micro-thermal Analysis of Rubbery Materials  
7 Miscibility, Morphology and Crystallisation Behaviour of Rubber Based Polymer Blends
8 Thermal Characterisation of Polymer Nanocomposites  
9 Thermal Analysis in Understanding RubberyMatrix and Rubber-Filler Interactions  
10 Study of Crystallisation of Natural Rubber with Differential Scanning Calorimetry  
11 Thermal Properties of Chemically Modified Elastomers  
12 Thermal Analysis of Rubber Products  
13 Thermal Analysis in Recycling of Waste Rubbery Materials  
14 Thermal Analysis of Biological Molecules and Biomedical Polymers