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Advanced Elastomers

Technology, Properties and Applications

Edited by Anna Boczkowska

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

This book provides an extensive overview of current trends in the area of elastomers and their composites from the chapters contributed by internationally recognized specialists. The book deals with novel synthesis, modelling and experimental methods in elastomers. Contents include: new approach to crosslinking, liquid crystal elastomers, nanocomposites, smart elastomers, elastomers in microelectronics and microfluidics, elastomers in cement concrete and mortar, experimental testing and modelling. Each section demonstrates how enhancements in materials, processes and characterization techniques can improve performance in the field of engineering. The book provides a unique opportunity to discover the latest research on elastomer advances from laboratories around the world. This book addresses to industrial and academic researchers in the fields of physical, chemical, biological sciences and engineering.

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Advanced ElastomersTechnology, Properties and ApplicationsEdited by Anna Boczkowska

Published: September 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2784

ISBN: 978-953-51-0739-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4280-5

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

52142 Total Chapter Downloads

69 Crossref Citations

104 Web of Science Citations

140 Dimensions Citations


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1. Aspects Regarding Radiation Crosslinking of Elastomers

By Elena Manaila, Maria Daniela Stelescu and Gabriela Craciun


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2. Monitoring the Contractile Properties of Optically Patterned Liquid Crystal Based Elastomers

By Kokou D. (Honorat) Dorkenoo, Emel Sungur, Hervé Bulou, Grégory Taupier and Alex Boeglin


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3. Polysiloxane Side-Chain Azobenzene-Containing Liquid Single Crystal Elastomers for Photo-Active Artificial Muscle-Like Actuators

By Jaume Garcia-Amorós and Dolores Velasco


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4. Rubber Clay Nanocomposites

By Maurizio Galimberti


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5. Pigment and Dye Modified Fillers as Elastomeric Additives

By Anna Marzec and Marian Zaborski


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6. Microstructure and Properties of Magnetorheological Elastomers

By Anna Boczkowska and Stefan Awietjan


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7. Thermo-Shrinkable Elastomers

By Magdalena Maciejewska and Alicja Krzywania-Kaliszewska


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8. Elastomer Application in Microsystem and Microfluidics

By Shuang (Jake) Yang and Kunqiang Jiang


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9. Elastomeric Electronics: A Microfluidic Approach

By Shi Cheng


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10. Use of Silicone Elastomer-Based Microfluidic Devices and Systems in Reproductive Technologies

By Koji Matsuura and Keiji Naruse


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11. Technology, Properties and Application of NRL Elastomers

By Bala Muhammad


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12. Transmittance and Reflectance of an Imprinted Cholesteric Elastomer During a Segregation Process

By P. Castro-Garay and Jesus Manzanares-Martinez


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13. Anelastic Behavior in Filled Elastomers Under Harmonic Loading Using Distributed Rate-Dependent Elasto-Slide Elements

By Wei Hu and Norman M. Wereley


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14. Modelling Friction and Abrasive Wear of Elastomers

By Nándor Békési


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15. The Significance of Equi-Biaxial Bubble Inflation in Determining Elastomeric Fatigue Properties

By Steve Jerrams, Niall Murphy and John Hanley


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