Polymers

Authored by: Gary E. Wnek

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120005504

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Abstract

A key aim of this entry is to introduce basic ideas of how polymer structure affects properties. This entry also provides a brief discussion of the implications of these ideas in the design of polymeric biomaterials through the presentation of several examples.

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