Recent Advances in Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis and Characterisation

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This book examines the current state of the art, new challenges, opportunities, and applications in the area of polymer nanocomposites. Special attention has been paid to the processing-morphology-structure-property relationship of the system. Various unresolved issues and new challenges in the field of polymer nanocompostes are discussed. The influence of preparation techniques (processing) on the generation of morphologies and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of the system are treated in detail. This book also illustrates different techniques used for the characterization of polymer nanocomposites. The handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors across the globe make this survey an outstanding resource reference for anyone involved in the field of polymer nanocompostes for advanced technologies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004172975
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/3/2010
  • Pages: 444
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sabu Thomas, Ph.D (1987) in Polymer Engineering, IIT Kharagpur, India is a full Professor of Polymer Science and Director of Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at Mahatma Gandhi University , Kottayam , Kerala, India. He has got over 400 technical papers in international journals and has 6 books to his credit.

Valsaraj.S.V, B.Tech, MTech, Scientist in the area of Polymer Technology working at Mahatam Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He concentrates on the action of nanofillers in polymer blends

Meera A.P, MSc , Active senior researcher in rubber nanocomposites working in Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottyam, Kerala, India. Her main fous of interest is on the dynamic properties and payne of rubber nanocomposites.

Gennady E. Zaikov, N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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Table of Contents

1 Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications 1

2 Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites: New Developments and Challenges Sabu Thomas Thomas, Sabu 19

3 In-Situ Generation of Polyolefin Nanocomposites Philippe Dubois Dubois, Philippe 49

4 Epoxy-Based Nanocomposites Katrin Scharlach Scharlach, Katrin 75

5 Nanocomposites Based on Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Loic Le Pluart Le Pluart, Loic 137

6 Nanocomposites Based on POSS Miko Cakmak Cakmak, Miko 155

7 Carbon Nanotubes-Reinforced Thermoplastic Nanocomposites Feng-Chih Chang Chang, Feng-Chih 191

8 Specialty Rubber Nanocomposites Anoop Anand Anand, Anoop 215

9 Polyester Nanocomposite Rengarajan Balaji Balaji, Rengarajan 233

10 Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Ionomers Wanduk Lee Lee, Wanduk 257

11 Nanocomposites Characterization by Microscopy Mariela Leticia Ponce Ponce, Mariela Leticia 273

12 Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites by Free-Volume Measurements Goerg H. Michler Michler, Goerg H. 305

13 Thermal Characterization of Nanocomposites C. Ranganathaiah Ranganathaiah, C. 335

14 Wear, Fatigue, Creep, and Stress-Relaxation Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites Robert A. Shanks Shanks, Robert A. 357

15 Thermal Degradation and Combustion Behavior of the Polyethylene/Clay Nanocomposite Prepared by Melt Intercalation You Wang You, Wang 405

16 Image Analysis of Pore Size Distribution in Electrospun Nanofiber Webs: New Trends and Developments A.N. Shchegolikhin Shchegolikhin, A. N. 421

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