The volume describes analytical methods used in the analysis of macromolecular materials and elucidation of their structure. The techniques described reflect some of the recent advances which have been made in the development of methods for characterisation and sizing of molecules in solution and solid phases. The chapters are tutorial in nature and are extensively referenced and represent a significant source of information on the application of these techniques within the context of polymer science. International contributors Reflects recent advances in the applications of analytical techniques for polymer characterisation
Contributors.Preface.1. Characterisation of Molecular Organisation in Polymeric Materials (R. A. Pethrick).2. X-ray Diffraction from Crystalline Polymers (M. E. Vickers).3. Specimen Preparation for TEM of Polymers (D. C. Bassett, R. H. Olley and A. S. Vaughan).4. The Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope and its Applications (F. S. Baker, J. P. Craven and A. M. Donald).5. Electron Diffraction to Characterize Hierarchically Assembled Biological Systems (R. Valluzzi).6. Neutron Scattering (V Arrighi, D. G. Bucknall and A. Triolo).7. Modelling the Hierarchical Structure of Synthetic Polymers (H. Assender).Index.