Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Book

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466558120

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Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Excerpt :

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications. Since many factors affect the generation of nanostructured foams, a thorough understanding of structure–property relationships in foams is important. Polymer Nanocomposite Foams presents developments in various aspects of nanocomposite foams, providing information on using composite nanotechnology for making functional foams to serve a variety of applications. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, this book reviews synthesis and processing techniques for preparing poly(methyl methacrylate) nanocomposite foams and discusses strategies for toughening polymer foams. It summarizes the effects of adding nanoclay on polypropylene foaming behavior and describes routes to starch foams for improved performance. The books also reviews progress in achieving high-performance lightweight polymer nanocomposite foams while keeping desired mechanical properties, examines hybrid polyurethane nanocomposite foams, and covers polymer–clay nanocomposite production. The final chapters present recent advances in the field of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposite aerogels and related materials as well as a review of the nanocomposite foams generated from high-performance thermoplastics. Summing up the most recent research developments in the area of polymer nanocomposite foams, this book provides background information for readers new to the field and serves as a reference text for researchers.

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Book

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466558137

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Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Excerpt :

Advancements in polymer nanocomposite foams have led to their application in a variety of fields, such as automotive, packaging, and insulation. Employing nanocomposites in foam formation enhances their property profiles, enabling a broader range of uses, from conventional to advanced applications. Since many factors affect the generation of nanost

Clay Containing Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Clay Containing Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Suprakas Sinha Ray
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Release Date : 2013-04-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780444594600

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Clay Containing Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites covers everything from fundamental understanding to real applications of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites, including environmental considerations. The book's coverage of fundamentals and generalities, in addition to in-depth coverage of polymer layered silicate nanocomposites, make it a valuable companion for beginners in the field as well as more seasoned researchers. This book provides a rare coherent approach to this class of materials. This title is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers, and engineers, including under- and post-graduate students who are interested in this exciting field of research. This book will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric material based products into the market. Details crystallization behavior and kinetics to aid in applications such as injection molding Covers melt-state rheological properties, aiding understanding of the processability of materials Presents applications and market potential, supporting R&D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric material-based products into the market.

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Book

Polymer Nanocomposite Foams


  • Author : Yongha Kim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:826296041

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Polymer Nanocomposite Foams Excerpt :

Polymer nanocomposite foams have attracted tremendous interests due to their multifunctional properties in addition to the inherited lightweight benefit of being foamed materials. Polymer nanocomposite foams using high performance polymer and bio-degradable polymer with carbon nanotubes were fabricated, and the effects of foam density and pore size on properties were characterized. Electrical conductivity modeling of polymer nanocomposite foams was conducted to investigate the effects of density and pore size. High performance polymer Polyetherimide (PEI) and multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) nanocomposites and their foams were fabricated using solvent-casting and solid-state foaming under different foaming conditions. Addition of MWCNTs has little effect on the storage modulus of the nanocomposites. High glass transition temperature of PEI matrix was maintained in the PEI/MWCNT nanocomposites and foams. Volume electrical conductivities of the nanocomposite foams beyond the percolation threshold were within the range of electro-dissipative materials according to the ANSI/ESD standard, which indicates that these lightweight materials could be suitable for electro-static dissipation applications with high temperature requirements. Biodegradable Polylactic acid (PLA) and MWCNT nanocomposites and their foams were fabricated using melt-blending and solid-state foaming under different foaming conditions. Addition of MWCNTs increased the storage modulus of PLA/MWCNT composites. By foaming, the glass transition temperature increased. Volume electrical conductivities of foams with MWCNT contents beyond the percolation threshold were again within the range of electro-dissipative materials according to the ANSI/ESD standard. The foams with a saturation pressure of 2 MPa and foaming temperature of 100 °C showed a weight reduction of 90% without the sacrifice of electrical conductivity. This result is promising in terms of multi-functionality and material saving. At a given

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems Book

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323394543

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Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blend and Nanocomposite Systems offers readers an intelligent, thorough introduction to the design and applications of this new generation of designer polymers with customized properties. The book assembles and covers, in a unified way, the state-of-the-art developments of this less explored type of material. With a focus on nanostructured polymer blends, the book discusses the science of nanostructure formation and the potential performance benefits of nanostructured polymer blends and composites for applications across many sectors: electronics, coatings, adhesives, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace, automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers). The book also describes the design, morphology, and structure of nanostructured polymer composites and blends to achieve specific properties. Covers all important information for designing and selecting the right nanostructured polymer system Provides specialized knowledge on self-repairing, nanofibre and nanostructured multiphase materials, as well as evaluation and testing of nanostructured polymer systems Serves as a reference guide for development of new products in industries ranging from electronics, coatings, and energy, to transport and medical applications Describes the design, morphology, and structure of nanostructured polymer composites and blends to achieve specific properties

Polymer Nanotubes Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanotubes Nanocomposites


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118945933

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Polymer Nanotubes Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Since the publication of the successful first edition of thebook in 2010, the field has matured and a large number ofadvancements have been made to the science of polymer nanotubenanocomposites (PNT) in terms of synthesis, filler surfacemodification, as well as properties. Moreover, a number ofcommercial applications have been realized. The aim of this secondvolume of the book is, thus, to update the information presented inthe first volume as well as to incorporate the recent research andindustrial developments. This edited volume brings together contributions from a varietyof senior scientists in the field of polymer nanotube compositestechnology to shed light on the recent advances in thesecommercially important areas of polymer technology. The bookprovides the following features: Reviews the various synthesis techniques, properties andapplications of the polymer nanocomposite systems Describes the functionalization strategies for single wallednanotubes in order to achieve their nanoscale dispersion in epoxymatrices Provides insights into the multiscale modeling of theproperties of PNT Provides perspectives on the electron microscopycharacterization of PNT Presents an overview of the different methodologies to achievemicro-patterning of PNT Describes the recent progress on hybridization modifications ofCNTs with carbon nanomaterials and their further applications inpolymer nanocomposites Provides details on the foams generates with PNT Provides information on synthesis and properties ofpolycarbonate nanocomposite. Describes the advanced microscopy techniques for understandingof the polymer/nanotube composite interfaces andproperties.

Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Xingyi Huang
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-05-06
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319282381

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Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

This book focuses on the fundamental principles and recent progress in the field of electrical and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposites. The physical and chemical natures determining the electrical and thermal properties of polymer nanocomposites are discussed in detail. The authors describe the range of traditional and emerging polymer nanocomposites from nanoparticle and polymer composites to novel nanostructure based polymer nanocomposites. They include novel properties and potential applications, such as high-k, low-k, high thermal conductivity, antistatic, high voltage insulation, electric stress control, and thermal energy conversion among others.

Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Suprakas Sinha Ray
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2013-07-31
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857097828

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Environmentally Friendly Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Concerns about global warming and the depletion of oil reserves have led to significant research into more sustainable composite materials made from natural materials. Recently, research has focussed on the development of nanoscale reinforcements for this new group of composites, significantly improving and extending their range of desirable properties. Environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites summarises this wealth of research and its practical implications. After an introduction to the subject, part one looks at matrix and reinforcement materials as well as their characterisation. Part two reviews key properties such as tensile and dynamic mechanical properties and thermal stability. It also considers issues such as barrier properties, biodegradability, rheology, electrical and thermal conductivity. The book concludes by reviewing potential applications. This book is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers and engineers. It will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced eco-friendly polymer composite-based products into the market. Summarises the practical implications of the development of nanoscale reinforcements for sustainable composite materials made from natural materials Examines matrix and reinforcement materials and their characterisation and reviews key properties such as tensile and dynamic mechanical properties Considers barrier properties, biodegradability, rheology, electrical and thermal conductivity and potential applications

Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Yiu-Wing Mai
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2006-02-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9781845691127

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Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Polymer nanocomposites are polymer matrices reinforced with nano-scale fillers. This new class of composite materials has shown enhanced optical, electrical and dielectric properties. This important book begins by examining the characteristics of the main types of polymer nanocomposites and then reviews their diverse applications. Part one focuses on polymer/nanoparticle composites, their synthesis, optical properties and electrical conductivity. Part two describes the electrical, dielectric and thermal behaviour of polymer/nanoplatelet composites, whilst polymer/nanotube composites are the subject of Part three. The processing and industrial applications of these nanocomposite materials are discussed in Part four, including uses in fuel cells, bioimaging and sensors as well as the manufacture and applications of electrospun polymer nanocomposite fibers, nanostructured transition metal oxides, clay nanofiller/epoxy nanocomposites, hybrid epoxy-silica-rubber nanocomposites and other rubber-based nanocomposites. Polymer nanocomposites: physical properties and applications is a valuable reference tool for both the research community and industry professionals wanting to learn about these materials and their applications in such areas as fuel cell, sensor and biomedical technology. Gives a comprehensive review of polymer nanocomposites and their properties A standard reference on this area Written by distinguished editors and a international team of authors

Polymeric Foams Book

Polymeric Foams


  • Author : Shau-Tarng Lee
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN 10 : 9781420004625

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Polymeric Foams Excerpt :

Polymers are among the major hallmarks of 20th-century science, and the explosive outgrowth and tremendous importance of polymeric foams is a testament to their amazing versatility and unique properties. With applications from automotive to acoustic and medical, polymeric foams pervade all areas of our lives. If this growth is to continue into the

Polymeric Foams Book

Polymeric Foams


  • Author : Shau-Tarng Lee
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2008-12-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN 10 : 1420061267

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Explores the Latest Developments in Polymeric Foams Since the 1960s polymeric foams have grown into a solid industry that affects almost every aspect of modern life. The industry has weathered the energy crisis in the 70s, ozone issues in the 80s, and recycle/reuse in the 90s. However, the pace of development and social climate is rapidly changing again, putting the spotlight even more firmly on performance, sustainable resources, and energy security. Coverage of New Products, Technologies, and Regulations Exploring new concepts, innovations, and developments in the field, Polymeric Foams: Technology and Development in Regulation, Process, and Products provides an international perspective on the direction of foam technologies and applications, focusing on the progress in blowing agent research and hydrofluorocarbons for the polyurethane foam industry. The text covers new foam products, including PP/PS interpolymer, nano-, and biodegradable foams. It also examines new technologies, such as injection foam molding and PVC foam; industry and environmental regulations; and research on foam performance, emission impact, and economic effects. Clearly Follows the Development Process As in most fields these days, efforts to be environmentally friendly and achieve enhanced performance for specialty applications drive research and development. Presenting a clear picture of the development process, this book covers not only new directions in the industry, but how they will impact current and future development.

Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : S C Tjong
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-10-29
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 936
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857090249

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Physical Properties and Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Polymer nanocomposites are polymer matrices reinforced with nano-scale fillers. This new class of composite materials has shown improved mechanical and physical properties. The latter include enhanced optical, electrical and dielectric properties. This important book begins by examining the characteristics of the main types of polymer nanocomposites, then reviews their diverse applications. Part one focuses on polymer/nanoparticle composites, their synthesis, optical properties and electrical conductivity. Part two describes the electrical, dielectric and thermal behaviour of polymer/nanoplatelet composites, whilst polymer/nanotube composites are the subject of Part three. The processing and industrial applications of these nanocomposite materials are discussed in Part four, including uses in fuel cells, bioimaging and sensors as well as the manufacture and applications of electrospun polymer nanocomposite fibers, nanostructured transition metal oxides, clay nanofiller/epoxy nanocomposites, hybrid epoxy-silica-rubber nanocomposites and other rubber-based nanocomposites. Polymer nanocomposites: Physical properties and applications is a valuable reference tool for both the research community and industry professionals wanting to learn about the these materials and their applications in such areas as fuel cell, sensor and biomedical technology. Examines the characteristics of the main types of polymer nanocomposites and reviews their diverse applications Comprehensively assesses polymer/nanoparticle composites exploring experimental techniques and data associated with the conductivity and dielectric characterization A specific section on polymer/nanotube composites features electrical and dielectric behaviour of polymer/carbon nanotube composites

Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Alexander B. Morgan
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2007-04-13
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780471734260

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Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites takes a comprehensive look at polymer nanocomposites for flame retardancy applications and includes nanocomposite fundamentals (theory, design, synthesis, characterization) as well as polymer flammability fundamentals with emphasis on how nanocomposites affect flammability. The book has practical examples from literature, patents, and existing commercial products. Readers can design new work based upon the material in the book or use it as a handy reference for interpreting existing work and results.

Polymer based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications Book

Polymer based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications


  • Author : Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-01-03
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN 10 : 9780081019115

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Polymer based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications Excerpt :

Polymer-Based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a comprehensive and updated review of major innovations in the field of polymer-based nanocomposites for energy and environmental applications. It covers properties and applications, including the synthesis of polymer based nanocomposites from different sources and tactics on the efficacy and major challenges associated with successful scale-up fabrication. The chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of polymer based nanocomposites in energy and environmental applications, while also detailing how to achieve material’s characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. It is an essential reference for future research in polymer based nanocomposites as topics such as sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly methods for highly innovative and applied materials are current topics of importance. Covers a wide range of research on polymer based nanocomposites Provides updates on the most relevant polymer based nanocomposites and their prodigious potential in the fields of energy and the environment Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from the design, synthesis, characterization and applications of polymer based nanocomposites Presents a useful reference and technical guide for university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.)

Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics Book

Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-06-25
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782423218

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Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics Excerpt :

Manufacturing of Nanocomposites with Engineering Plastics collates recent research findings on the manufacturing, properties, and applications of nanocomposites with engineering plastics in one comprehensive volume. The book specifically examines topics of engineering plastics, rheology, thermo-mechanical properties, wear, flame retardancy, modeling, filler surface modification, and more. It represents a ready reference for managers and scholars working in the areas of polymer and nanocomposite materials science, both in industry and academia, and provides introductory information for people new to the field. Provides a comprehensive review of the most recent research findings A single one-stop ready reference that assimilates knowledge on the development of nanocomposites with engineering plastics Contributions from leading experts in the field Provides examples of applications that will help with material selection Chapters are designed to provide not only introductory information, but also to lead the reader to more advanced characterization tools