of Volume 1.- I. Spectroscopic Analysis.- The Modification, Degradation and Synthesis of Polymer Surfaces Studied by Means of ESCA.- Spectroscopy of Polymer Surfaces using the Surface Enhanced Raman Effect.- X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopic Study of the Electronic Structure of Poly-p-Phenylene Sulfide.- XPS Analysis of Fluorocarbon Films Produced by Sputtering of a PTFE Bulk Cathode.- Localized Auger States in Polyethylene.- The Influence of a Substrate on the Surface Characteristics of Silane Layers.- II. Contact Angle, Wettability and Surface Energetics.- Wettability of Polymer Surfaces.- Novel Methods of Studying Polymer Surfaces by Employing Contact Angle Goniometry.- The Solidification Front Technique: Its Scope and Use to Determine Interfacial Tensions.- Surface Thermodynamics of Liquid Polymers: Theory.- Characterization of High Surface Area Polyester Filaments by Means of Wetting Force Measurements.- Surface Free Energy of Plasma-Deposited Thin Polymer Films.- Properties of n-Alkane Films in the System: Teflon/ n-Alkane-Water.- Interfacial Free Energies of Cells and Polymers in Aqueous Media.- Adhesion of Ice to Polymers and Other Surfaces.- III. Reactions and Interactions at Polymer Surfaces.- Surfaces (Interfaces) and Polymer Stability.- Surface Oxidation Reactions of Unsaturated Polymers.- Photooxidative Degradation of Clear Ultraviolet Absorbing Acrylic Copolymer Surfaces.- Interactions Between Several Radiation Sources and Certain Polymer Surfaces; Reflectance - Transmittance Characteristics.- Characterization of Dense Sulfonated Polysulfone Membranes.- Surface Phenomena in Latex Films Vulcanization.- Factors Influencing Latex Autohesion.- IV. Tribology and Triboelectrification.- Tribology of Polymers: State of an Art.- Tribological Properties of Rubberlike Materials.- A Survey of the Adhesion, Friction and Lubrication of Polyethylene Terephthalate Monofilaments.- Surface Energetics and Tribological Properties of Miniature Polymer Elements.- Charge States in Polymers: Application to Triboelectricity.- Triboelectrification of Polymers - A Chemist's Viewpoint.- Electrical Contact Performances and Electrical Conduction Mechanisms of an Elastomeric Conductive Polymer.- V. Crazing, Fracture and Morphology.- Surface Free Energies and Fracture Surface Energies of Glassy Polymers.- The Work of Adhesion and the Fracture Surface Energy of Epoxy-Polycarbonate Adhesive Joints.- The Variation of Polymer Morphology and Structure Through Surface Interactions.- About the Contributors.
This and its companion Volume 2 document the proceedings of the International Symposium on Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces held under the auspices of the American Chemical Society in New York City, August 23-28, 1981. This event was sponsored by the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and the Divisions of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry were the cosponsors. The study of polymer surfaces is important from both funda mental and applied points of view. The applications of polymers are legion and wheresoever polymers are used, their surface char acteristics, inter alia, are of great concern and importance; and the areas where polymers find applications range from microelec tronics to prosthetics. In the last decade or so, the availabil ity of various sophisticated surface analytical techniques, par ticularly ESCA, has been a boon in enhancing our knowledge of polymer surfaces. This Symposium was designed to bring together scientists and technologists interested in all aspects of polymer surfaces, to provide a forum for discussion of various ramifications of poly mer surfaces, to discover the latest developments, to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas, and to highlight areas which are in astate of rapid development and those which need intensified efforts. If the comments from attendees is any barometer of the success of an event, then this Symposium was a grand success and the above objectives were amply fulfilled.
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