The Use of Nano Composites in Automotive Applications Book

The Use of Nano Composites in Automotive Applications


  • Author : Y Charles Lu
  • Publisher : SAE International
  • Release Date : 2015-12-18
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN 10 : 9780768082371

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The Use of Nano Composites in Automotive Applications Excerpt :

With their high specific strength and stiffness, composites have the potential to significantly lower the vehicle weight, which can have a dramatic effect on improving fuel efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. For the past decade or so, composites have been experiencing several transitions, including the transition from micro-scale reinforcement fillers to nano-scale reinforcement fillers, resulting in the nanocomposite. The effectiveness of the nano-sized fillers in composites can be explained by one of their unique geometric properties: the length-to-thickness aspect ratio. Therefore, nano-sized fillers have exceptionally higher reinforcing efficiency than the conventional, large fillers. The effectiveness of the nano-sized fillers in composites is also due to their large surface area and surface energy. This book consists of a collection of technical papers selected from the automotive composites and other relevant sessions that the editors have organized for the SAE World Congress over the past decade. It begins with a section on the perspectives of nanocomposites in the automotive industry, with of three excellent papers given by experts from the industry and academia. Following, it brings to the reader in-depth information on the three major nanocomposites categories: o Nano-fiber reinforced composites o Nano-platelet reinforced composites o Nano-particle reinforced composites

Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences Book

Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences


  • Author : Ajay Vasudeo Rane
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2018-11-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351251563

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Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences Excerpt :

This new volume, Microscopy Applied to Materials Sciences and Life Sciences. focuses on recent theoretical and practical advances in polymers and their blends, composites, and nanocompos¬ites related to their microscopic characterization. It highlights recent accomplishments and trends in the field of polymer nanocomposites and filled polymers related to microstructural characterization. This book gives an insight and better understanding into the development in microscopy as a tool for characterization. The book emphasizes recent research work in the field of microscopy in life sciences and materials sciences mainly related to its synthesis, characterizations, and applications. The book explains the application of microscopic techniques in life sciences and materials sciences, and their applications and state of current research carried out. The book aims to foster a better understanding of the properties of polymer composites by describing new techniques to measure microstructure property relationships and by utilizing techniques and expertise developed in the conventional filled polymer composites. Characterization techniques, particularly microstructural characterization, have proven to be extremely difficult because of the range of length-scales associated with these materials. Topics include: •Instrumentation and Techniques: advances in scanning probe microscopy, SEM, TEM, OM. 3D imaging and tomography, electron diffraction techniques and analytical microscopy, advances in sample preparation techniques in-situ microscopy, correlative microscopy in life and material sciences, low voltage electron microscopy. •Life Sciences: Structure and imaging of biomolecules, live cell imaging, neurobiology, organelles and cellular dynamics, multi-disciplinary approaches for medical and biological sciences, microscopic application in plants, microorganism and environmental science, super resolution microscopy in biological sciences. •Materials Sciences: materials for

Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites Book

Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites


  • Author : Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2022-12-21
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 467
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000818963

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Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications reviews the properties, fabrication, and current and potential users of quantum dots-based polymer composites. It offers a much-needed update on the essential components of polymer nanocomposites by exploring the synthesis, processing, classification, characterisation, and applications of quantum dots. Topics include modern fabrication technologies, processing, nanostructure formation, and the mechanisms of reinforcement. This book also covers biocompatibility, suitability, and toxic effects of quantum dots-based polymer nanocomposites. Applications such as biomedical, pollution mitigation, sensors, and catalysis are explored, as are opportunities and future research directions. This edited book acts as a one-stop reference book for researchers, academics, advanced students, and scientists studying epoxy blends. It will be of interest to materials scientists, polymer technologists, nanotechnologists, chemical engineers, physicists (optics, plasmonics), chemists, and mechanical engineers, among others.

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 Excerpt :

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

Green Polymeric Nanocomposites Book

Green Polymeric Nanocomposites


  • Author : Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-01-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351045131

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Green Polymeric Nanocomposites Excerpt :

Covering fundamentals through applications, this book discusses environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites and alternatives to traditional nanocomposites through detailed reviews of a variety of materials procured from different resources, their synthesis, and applications using alternative green approaches. The text: Describes green polymeric nanocomposites that show greater properties in terms of degradability, biocompatibility, synthesis process, cost effectiveness, mechanical strength, high surface area, nontoxicity, and environmental friendliness Explains the basics of eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites from different natural resources and their chemistry Discusses practical applications that present future directions in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries This book is aimed at scientists, researchers, and academics working in nanotechnology, biomaterials, polymer science, and those studying products derived from eco-friendly nanomaterials.

Holistic Healthcare Book

Holistic Healthcare


  • Author : Anne George
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-26
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429947025

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Holistic Healthcare Excerpt :

Here is an insightful compilation of contributions from scientists, healthcare experts, and doctors working actively to bring about wholesome healing to individuals, looking at cuttingedge holistic therapies. It includes chapters that deal with improving the general health of people from various walks of life, to treating some very challenging diseases. Various schools of treatments, exercise regimes, and meditations are discussed. Specific topics include the use of alternative therapy for human health and healing, including yoga, meditation, acupuncture, prayer, herbs, Ayurvedic treatment, and homoeopathy. The volume showcases some recent trends in treating various diseases that plague mankind, including superbugs, drug sideeffects, drug abuse, and myriad lifestyle-related diseases and syndromes.

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Book

Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites


  • Author : Inamuddin
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-02-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 1440
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030053994

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Sustainable Polymer Composites and Nanocomposites Excerpt :

This book presents emerging economical and environmentally friendly polymer composites that are free of the side effects observed in traditional composites. It focuses on eco-friendly composite materials using granulated cork, a by-product of the cork industry; cellulose pulp from the recycling of paper residues; hemp fibers; and a range of other environmentally friendly materials procured from various sources. The book presents the manufacturing methods, properties and characterization techniques of these eco-friendly composites. The respective chapters address classical and recent aspects of eco-friendly polymer composites and their chemistry, along with practical applications in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, automotive and other sectors. Topics addressed include the fundamentals, processing, properties, practicality, drawbacks and advantages of eco-friendly polymer composites. Featuring contributions by experts in the field with a variety of backgrounds and specialties, the book will appeal to researchers and students in the fields of materials science and environmental science. Moreover, it fills the gap between research work in the laboratory and practical applications in related industries.

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book

Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites


  • Author : Mohd Sapuan Salit
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-09-10
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319079448

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Manufacturing of Natural Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Excerpt :

Natural fibre composite is an emerging material that has great potential to be used in engineering application. Oil palm, sugar palm, bagasse, coir, banana stem, hemp, jute, sisal, kenaf, roselle, rice husk, betul nut husk and cocoa pod are among the natural fibres reported to be used as reinforcing materials in polymer composites. Natural fibre composites were used in many industries such as automotive, building, furniture, marine and aerospace industries. The advantages of natural fibre composites include low cost, renewable, abundance, light weight, less abrasive and they are suitable to be used in semi or non-structural engineering components. Research on various aspects of natural fibre composites such as characterization, determination of properties and design have been extensively carried out. However, publications that reported on research of manufacture of natural fibre composites are very limited. Specifically, although manufacturing methods of components from natural fibre composites are similar to those of components from conventional fibre composites such as glass, carbon and Kevlar fibres, modification of equipment used for conventional fibre composites may be required. This book fills the gap of knowledge in the field of natural fibre composites for the research community. Among the methods reported that are being used to produce components from natural fibre composites include hand lay-up, compression moulding, filament winding, injection moulding, resin transfer moulding, pultrusion and vacuum bag moulding. This book is also intended to address some research on secondary processing such as machining and laser welding of natural fibre composites. It is hoped that publication of this book will provide the readers new knowledge and understanding on the manufacture of natural fibre composites.

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Book

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine


  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-06-03
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 672
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128216347

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Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Excerpt :

Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine explores novel uses of these in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. This book offers an interdisplinary approach, combining chemical, biomedical engineering, materials science and pharmacological aspects of the characterization, synthesis and application of bionanocomposites. Chapters cover a broad selection of bionanocomposites including chitosan, alginate and more, which are utilized in tissue engineering, wound healing, bone repair, drug formulation, cancer therapy, drug delivery, cartilage regeneration and dental implants. Additional sections of Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine discuss, in detail, the safety aspects and circular economy of bionanocomposites – offering an insight into the commercial and industrial aspects of these important materials. Bionanocomposites in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine will prove a highly useful text for for those in the fields of biomedical engineering, chemistry, pharmaceutics and materials science, both in academia and industrial R&D groups. Each bionanocomposite type is covered individually, providing specific and detailed information for each material Covers a range of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications, from dental and bone engineering to cancer therapy Offers an integrated approach, with contributions from authors across a variety of related disciplines, including biomedical engineering, chemistry and materials science

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface Book

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface


  • Author : Niranjan Karak
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-07-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128191439

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Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio Nano Interface Excerpt :

Dynamics of Advanced Sustainable Nanomaterials and Their Related Nanocomposites at the Bio-Nano Interface highlights the most recent research findings (conducted over the last 5-6 years) on the dynamics of nanomaterials, including their multifaceted, advanced applications as sustainable materials. In addition, special attributes of these materials are discussed from a mechanistic and application point-of-view, including their sustainability and interfacial interactions at the bio-nano interface and different applications. This book presents an important reference resource on advanced sustainable nanomaterials for chemical, nano-, and materials technologists who are looking to learn more about advanced nanocomposites with sustainable attributes. Finally, the book examines the emerging market for sustainable materials and their advanced applications, with a particular focus on the bio-nano interface and their future outlook. Features detailed information on the fundamentals of bio-nano interfacial interactions in sustainable nanomaterials Includes advanced applications of these materials that will help the end user select the appropriate materials for their desired application Features extensive information on the dynamics of these materials, helping the end user extend their work into new applications

Flame Retardants for Textile Materials Book

Flame Retardants for Textile Materials


  • Author : Asim Kumar Roy Choudhury
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-04
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 414
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429629679

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Flame Retardants for Textile Materials Excerpt :

This book focuses on flame retardants (FR) for textile materials. It discusses basics of flame retardancy and flammability and covers various types of flame retardants and materials, including natural FRs, halogen, phosphorous, and nanomaterial-based FRs. This book also discusses methods of applications of FRs and discusses FRs and the environment. Covers a variety of interdisciplinary applications in the textile industry Emphasizes environmental aspects Reports on a large number of FR compounds studied globally Discusses in detail recent developments in halogen-free eco-friendly flame retardants Extensively describes basic aspects of flame retardancy and their measurements Aimed at the practitioner and textile engineering professional this work aims to ensure development of safe textile materials for various uses, including apparel, protective wear, floor coverings, upholstery, drapery, and others.

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials Book

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials


  • Author : Shamsher S. Kanwar
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-09-24
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 730
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323853286

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Biopolymeric Nanomaterials Excerpt :

Biopolymeric Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications outlines the fundamental design concepts and emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials. The book also provides information on emerging applications of biopolymeric nanomaterials, including in biomedicine, manufacturing and water purification, as well as assessing their physical, chemical and biological properties. This is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and biomedical scientists who are seeking to increase their understanding of how polymeric nanomaterials are being used for a range of biomedical and industrial applications. Biopolymeric nanomaterials refer to biocompatible nanomaterials, consisting of biopolymers, such as protein (silk, collagen, gelatin, ß-casein, zein, and albumin), protein-mimicked polypeptides and polysaccharides (chitosan, alginate, pullulan, starch, and heparin). Biopolymeric nanomaterials may be used as i) delivery systems for bioactive compounds in food application, (ii) for delivery of therapeutic molecules (drugs and genes), or for (iii) tissue engineering. Provides information on the design concepts and synthesis of biopolymeric nanomaterials in biomedical and industrial applications Highlights the major properties and processing methods for biopolymeric nanomaterials Assesses the major challenges of producing biopolymeric nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Nanotechnology and the Environment Book

Nanotechnology and the Environment


  • Author : Mousumi Sen
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2020-12-02
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 9781789852288

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Nanotechnology and the Environment Excerpt :

Nanotechnology is a vibrant area of research and a growing industry. The core scientific principles and applications of this interdisciplinary field bring together chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers to meet the potential future challenges for sustainable development through new technologies and preparation of advanced materials with sustainable environmental protection. This book on Nanotechnology and the Environment includes the design and the sophisticated fabrication of nanomaterials along with their potential energy and environmental applications. This book is a significant contribution towards the development of the knowledge for all advanced undergraduate, graduate level students, researchers, and professional engineers leading in the fields of nanotechnology, nanochemistry, macromolecular science and those who have interest in energy and environmental science.

Bionanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications Book

Bionanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications


  • Author : Shakeel Ahmed
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2022-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 555
  • ISBN 10 : 9780323885294

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Bionanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications Excerpt :

Bionanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications provides fundamental information on recent developments in this important field of research. The book comprehensively summarizes recent technical research accomplishments in bionanocomposites for food packaging applications. It discusses various aspects of green and sustainable bionanocomposites from the point-of-view of chemistry and engineering. Key chapters include methods of fabrication, processing and advanced production techniques, characterization, PLA, PCL, PGA, Poly (butylene succinate), Chitosan, Starch, Cellulose, PHAs, PHB, Carrageenan, Lignin and Protein-based bionanocomposites for food packaging applications. In addition, the book highlights lifecycle analysis and impacts on health and the environment. Modern technologies for processing and strategies for improving performance, such as biodegradability and permeability, both of which are key factors to achieve environmentally friendly alternatives to more traditional plastic materials are also included. Covers all types of bionanocomposites for packaging Provides a comprehensive and up-to-date review on the latest research Addresses lifecycle analysis and impacts on the environmental and health Covers safety aspects and the circular economy

Biodegradable and Environmental Applications of Bionanocomposites Book

Biodegradable and Environmental Applications of Bionanocomposites


  • Author : Visakh P. M.
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2022-10-17
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9783031133435

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Biodegradable and Environmental Applications of Bionanocomposites Excerpt :

This book provides cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of bionanocomposites in biodegradable and environmental applications, while also detailing how to achieve bionanocomposites preparation, characteristics, and significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical, thermal properties and applications. This book on biodegradable and environmental properties of bionanocomposites provides a comprehensive and updated review of major innovations in the field of polymer-based bionanocomposites for biodegradable and environmental applications. It covers properties and applications, including the synthesis of polymer-based bionanocomposites from different sources biomaterials-based composites and tactics on the efficacy and major challenges associated with successful scale-up fabrication on bionanocomposites. It is an essential reference for future research in bionanocomposites as topics such as sustainable, biodegradable, and environmental methods for highly innovative and applied materials are current topics of importance. The book covers a wide range of research on bionanocomposite and their biodegradable and environmental applications. Updates on the most relevant polymer-based bionanocomposite and their prodigious potential in the fields of biodegradable and the environment are presented. Leading researchers from industry, academy, government, and private research institutions across the globe contribute to this book. Scientists, engineers, and students with interest in the most important advancements in the field of bionanocomposites involving high-performance bionanocomposites will benefit from this book which is highly application-oriented.