Book Description: Now extensively updated, Polymer Science & Technology, Third Edition offers easy-to-read coverage of all of the fieldâ€™s fundamentals, from core principles to the latest advances in synthetic and physical polymer chemistry and the newest applications. Â This edition is designed to serve equally well as a tutorial for graduate-level and advanced undergraduate-level students and as a reference for practicing scientists and engineers. Extensive new coverage in this edition includes: The use of ionic liquids Recent advances in nano polymer science New alternative energy applications, including polymers in fuel cell membranes and organic solar cells New medical/bioengineering applications, including polymers as scaffolds in tissue engineering A completely new chapter introducing computational polymer science, with coverage of advanced molecular simulations and artificial neural networks Â This edition contains a greatly expanded and significantly updated collection of example and exercise problems. Â The Third Editionâ€™s comprehensive coverage also includes: properties of polymers in solutions and in the melt, rubber, and solid states; discussions of all important categories of plastics; and much more. Example calculations are presented throughout.