Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Aravind Dasari
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-06-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447168096

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Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

This highlights ongoing research efforts on different aspects of polymer nanocomposites and explores their potentials to exhibit multi-functional properties. In this context, it addresses both fundamental and advanced concepts, while delineating the parameters and mechanisms responsible for these potentials. Aspects considered include embrittlement/toughness; wear/scratch behaviour; thermal stability and flame retardancy; barrier, electrical and thermal conductivity; and optical and magnetic properties. Further, the book was written as a coherent unit rather than a collection of chapters on different topics. As such, the results, analyses and discussions presented herein provide a guide for the development of a new class of multi-functional nanocomposites. Offering an invaluable resource for materials researchers and postgraduate students in the polymer composites field, they will also greatly benefit materials

Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Fengge Gao
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2012-10-19
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN 10 : 9780857096241

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Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

The addition of nanoparticles to polymer composites has led to a new generation of composite materials with enhanced and novel properties. Advances in polymer nanocomposites reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications. Part one reviews types of polymer nanocomposites according to fillers. Processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement are discussed, alongside calcium carbonate and metal-polymer nanocomposites. Part two focuses on types of polymer nanocomposites according to matrix polymer, with polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites discussed. Soft, gel and biodegradable polymer nanocomposites are also considered. Part three goes on to investigate key applications, including fuel cells, aerospace applications, optical applications, coatings and flame-retardant polymer nanocomposites. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, Advances in polymer nanocomposites is an essential guide for professionals and academics involved in all aspects of the design, development and application of polymer nanocomposites. Reviews the main types of polymer nanocomposites and their applications Discusses processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides (LDHs) and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement Discusses polyolefin-based, (PVC)-based, nylon-based, (PET)-based and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)-based polymer nanocomposites

Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Niranjan Karak
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-10-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128146163

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Nanomaterials and Polymer Nanocomposites: Raw Materials to Applications brings together the most recent research in nanoparticles and polymer nanocomposites for a range of applications. The book's coverage is comprehensive, starting with synthesis techniques, then moving to characterization and applications of several different classes of nanomaterial and nanoparticle in nanocomposites. By presenting different nanomaterials, such as metal and metal oxides, clay and POSS, carbon nanotubes, cellulose and bio-based polymers in a structured manner, the book enables an efficient comparison of properties and capabilities for these advanced materials, making it relevant both for researchers in an academic environment and also industrial R&D. This book is particularly distinctive because it centers on the raw materials on which the nanocomposites are based, the biological properties of the range of materials discussed, and the environmental and economic considerations of different polymer systems. Presents a thorough, up-to-date review of the latest advances and developments in the field of nanomaterials and polymer nanocomposites, with a particular focus on raw materials Includes comprehensive coverage from historical backgrounds, synthesis techniques, characterization, and a detailed look at new and emerging applications for polymer nanocomposites Provides a range of different material classes, including metal and metal oxides, biopolymers, graphene and cellulose, among others

Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene Book

Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene


  • Author : Mostafizur Rahaman
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-22
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 816
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128216408

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Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene Excerpt :

Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Graphene: Preparation, Properties and Applications provides detailed up-to-date information on the characterization, synthesis, processing, properties and application of these materials. Key topics that are covered in the book include: the methods of synthesis and preparation of graphene as well as different processes and methods of functionalization and modification of graphene for improving composite properties. The preparation techniques focus on which method is advantageous for getting improvements in properties along with their drawbacks. The structure and property relationships are also discussed in detail. The issues related to graphene dispersion in polymer matrices is also addressed as well as the use of graphene as reinforcement in thermoset resins. The different properties of the composites like mechanical, electrical, dielectric, thermal, rheological, morphology, spectroscopy, electronic, optical, and toxicity are reviewed from the geometrical and functional point of view. Applications cover electrical and electronic fields, flame and fire retardancy, structural, sensing and catalysis, membrane, in fuel cell and solar energy, hydrogen production, aerospace engineering, packaging, and biomedical/bioengineering fields. Up-to-date patents on graphene-polymer nanocomposites are also covered. Those working in graphene-based materials will benefit from the detailed knowledge presented in this book on graphene synthesis, composite preparation methods, and the related problems associated with them. The book will enable researchers to select the appropriate composite as per their respective field of application. Presents novel approaches for the preparation of graphene, its modification and nanocomposites with enhanced properties for state-of-the-art applications Special attention is given to how graphene is synthesized through different routes, their functionality, dispersion related matters and structural aspects controlling th

Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Giuliana Gorrasi
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • Release Date : 2018-11-13
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783038973263

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Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Polymer Nanocomposites" that was published in Nanomaterials

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : P. M. Visakh
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-01-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128221631

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Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites summarizes, in a comprehensive manner, numerous modern technical research accomplishments on the development of nanocomposites from liquid crystalline polymers. It emphasizes various studies at the nano-scale, including discussions of liquid crystalline block copolymers, liquid crystalline epoxy nanocomposites, barrier property studies of liquid crystalline epoxy and their nanocomposites, liquid crystalline polymer-based microfibrillar and nanofibrillar composites, liquid crystalline polymer/nanoplatelet nanocomposites, liquid-crystalline elastomer/graphene oxide nanocomposites, and thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers. It provides detailed information on methods of preparation, the properties of these materials and a discussion on the structure-properties relationship. With an emphasis on data and experimental results, the book's authors illustrate how the liquid crystal structure can have an impact on the final properties of nanocomposite. Contains contributions from leading experts working in this specialized field of research Provides detailed information on the preparation, characterization and application of nanocomposites of liquid crystalline polymers Presents solutions to both fundamental and applied problems

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

Clay Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Clay Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Khouloud Jlassi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2017-07-26
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323461610

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Clay Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites is a complete summary of the existing knowledge on this topic, from the basic concepts of synthesis and design to their applications in timely topics such as high-performance composites, environment, and energy issues. This book covers many aspects of synthesis such as in- situ polymerization within the interlamellar spacing of the clays or by reaction of pristine or pre-modified clays with reactive polymers and prepolymers. Indeed, nanocomposites can be prepared at industrial scale by melt mixing. Regardless the synthesis method, much is said in this book about the importance of theclay pre-modification step, which is demonstrated to be effective, on many occasions, in obtaining exfoliated nanocomposites. Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites reports the background to numerous characterization methods including solid state NMR, neutron scattering, diffraction and vibrational techniques as well as surface analytical methods, namely XPS, inverse gas chromatography and nitrogen adsorption to probe surface composition, wetting and textural/structural properties. Although not described in dedicated chapters, numerous X-ray diffraction patterns of clay–polymer nanocomposites and reference materials are displayed to account for the effects of intercalation and exfoliations of layered aluminosilicates. Finally, multiscale molecular simulation protocols are presenting for predicting morphologies and properties of nanostructured polymer systems with industrial relevance. As far as applications are concerned, Clay–Polymer Nanocomposites examines structural composites such as clay–epoxy and clay–biopolymers, the use of clay–polymer nanocomposites as reactive nanocomposite fillers, catalytic clay-(conductive) polymers and similar nanocomposites for the uptake of hazardous compounds or for controlled drug release, antibacterial applications, energy storage, and more. The most comprehensive coverage of the state of the art in clay–polymer nanocom

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Showkat Ahmad Bhawani
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-11-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 482
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128204351

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Smart Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites: Biomedical and Environmental Applications presents the latest information on smart polymers and their promising application in various fields, including their role in delivery systems for drugs, tissue engineering scaffolds, cell culture sports, bioseparation, and sensors or actuator systems. Features detailed information on the preparation, characterization and applications of smart functional polymer composites Covers a broad range of applications in both the biomedical and environmental engineering fields Chapters are written by authors with diverse background expertise from the faculties of chemistry, engineering and the manufacturing industry

Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Md Enamul Hoque
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-05-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323852876

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Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Advanced Polymer Nanocomposites: Science Technology and Applications presents a detailed review of new and emerging research outcomes from fundamental concepts that are relevant to science, technology and advanced applications. Sections cover key drivers such as the rising demand for lightweight and high strength automotive parts, the need for sustainable packaging materials and conservation of flavor in the food, drinks and beverages industries, and defense initiatives such as ballistic protection, fire retardation and electromagnetic shielding. With contributions from international authors working at the cutting-edge of research, this book will be an essential reference resource for materials scientists, chemists, manufacturers and polymer engineers. Through recent advances in nanotechnology, researchers can now manipulate atoms to create materials and products that are changing the way we live our lives. These materials have enhanced properties, such as tensile strength, impact and scratch resistance, electrical and thermal conductivity, thermal stability and fire resistance. Combines processing, properties and advanced commercial applications Emphasizes synthesis and fabrication techniques Focuses on environmental and health aspects Covers future challenges, opportunities, recycling and sustainability Contains contributions from high-profile, cutting-edge international researchers

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.)

Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Joseph Koo
  • Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional
  • Release Date : 2010-05-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0071492046

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Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Understand the principles, applications, and limitations of a cutting-edge material Based on the author's 26 years of experience in the field of Nanotechnology, this reference offers researchers and materials scientists a complete reference to the physical concepts, techniques, applications and principles underlying one of the most researched materials. Keeps you abreast of the latest trends, developments, and commercial applications

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Sabu Thomas
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 498
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323413916

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Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites covers all aspects of the spectroscopic characterization of polymer nanocomposites. More than 25 spectroscopy characterization techniques – almost all used in materials science – are treated in the book, with discussion of their potentialities and limitations. By comparing the techniques with each other and presenting the techniques together with their specific application areas, the book provides scientists and engineers the information needed for solving specific problems and choosing the right technique for analyzing the material structure. From this, the dispersion structure of fillers, property relations and filler-polymer interactions can be determined, and, ultimately, the right materials can be chosen for the right applications. Besides the techniques and structure-property relations, aspects covered include: phase segregation of filler particles, filler agglomeration and deagglomeration, filler dispersion, filler-polymer interactions, surfaces and interfaces. The book also examines recent developments, as well as unresolved issues and new challenges, in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces in polymer nanocomposites. This handpicked selection of topics, and the combined expertise of contributors from industry, academia, government and private research organizations across the globe, make this survey an outstanding reference source for anyone involved in the field of polymer nanocomposites in academia or industry. Provides comprehensive coverage of spectroscopy techniques for analyzing polymer nanocomposites Enables researchers and engineers to choose the right technique and make better materials decisions in research and a range of industries Presents the fundamentals, information on structure-property relations, and all other aspects relevant for understanding spectroscopic analyses of nanoreinforced polymers and their applications

Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Vikas Mittal
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-12
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9783527334551

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Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

The book series 'Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites' provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited to synthesis, filler modification, modeling, characterization as well as application and commercialization issues. Each book focuses on a particular topic and gives a balanced in-depth overview of the respective subfield of polymer composite science and its relation to industrial applications. With the books the readers obtain dedicated resources with information relevant to their research, thereby helping to save time and money. Summarizing all the most important synthesis techniques used in the lab as well as in industry, this book is comprehensive in its coverage from chemical, physical and mechanical viewpoints. This book helps readers to choose the correct synthesis route, such as suspension and miniemulsion polymerization, living polymerization, sonication, mechanical methods or the use of radiation, and so achieve the desired composite properties.

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Jinsong Leng
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 462
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439816837

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Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites, how they compare with traditional composites, and th