Rubber, paint 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 environments.
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
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link to this project placed in your member page.