About the book
Polyimides are a new generation of polymers with inherently rigid chains and of high commercial importance. Polyimide films have posses rapid development in current years, the majority of the uses include engineering applications. Polyimide possesses excellent thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties and therefore has found many applications in broad technologies, ranging from microelectronics to high-temperature matrices and adhesives for gas separation membranes. The ability of polyimide films to maintain their excellent electrical, thermal, physical, and chemical properties over a wide temperature range has opened new design and application areas to plastic films. These materials are prepared by incorporating highly stable and rigid heterocyclic ring systems into the polymer chain. The thermal stability is further significantly improved by incorporating aromatic rings on the backbone and/or side groups. Nowadays the polyimide films have been used in some electrical and electronic insulation applications in various industries such as aerospace, energy, automotive, and electronics.
The current book deals with the applications of polyimide synthesis, properties, which are applicable to current advances in research and development. Also, an outlook of future research directions and challenges for polyimide. More significantly, this book invites book chapters from advanced research work in polyimide, which includes synthesis, properties, and applications.