and glue are three of the most commonly used polymers.
Like most plastics, polymers often change when exposed
to heat. Such changes may include melting, deformation,
discoloration and other changes in the physical and
mechanical properties of the polymers.
On the other hand in
many instances these material need to be used in hot
After all, paint, rubber and
glue are not just for room temperature systems. Often scientists
need to test the ability of such material in different
temperatures. That's the way that you can tell if a special
product can be used for certain applications.
Following are a collection of
projects that examine the effect of temperature on certain types
of polymers. If you have selected this
project in the past, please log in and use the link to this
project placed in your member page.