Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

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  • Covers the synthesis of nanomaterials that act as building blocks of PNCs and polymers that act as matrix materials
  • Reviews atomic scale and large structures of the nanoscale building blocks and their interfaces
  • Describes current processing and the difficulties of obtaining good dispersion

Summary

Reflecting the exceptional growth in the use of nanostructured materials for an increasing range of industrial applications, Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook comprehensively covers the synthesis of nanomaterials that act as the building blocks of polymer nanocomposites and polymers that act as matrix materials.

From early history to new technologies, the book guides readers through the development of nanocomposites and their broad and rapidly developing applications from flame retardant properties to advances in polymer compounding. Using examples from today’s leading academic and industrial research labs, top scientists provide in-depth discussions of the science, processing, and technology that have accompanied nanocomposites’ ascension into the world of chemical and materials science.

With nineteen chapters authored by world leaders in nanocomposite research, this handbook provides diverse and authoritative coverage on the scientific underpinnings and revolutionary discoveries related to this promising field.

Table of Contents

Overview of Challenges and Opportunities, R.K. Gupta, E.B. Kennel, and K.-J. Kim

History of Carbon Nanomaterials, A. Oberlin and G.G. Tibbetts

The Incorporation of Nanomaterials into Polymer Media, H.C. Ashton

Mixing Terminology, Nanoparticle Dispersion and Reinforcement by Surface Modification with Additives, K.-J. Kim and J.L. White

Surface Modification of Carbon Nanofibers, M.L. Lake, D.G. Glasgow, G.G. Tibbetts, and D.J. Burton

Compounding Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, P. Andersen

Dispersion of Agglomerated Nanoparticles in Rubber Processing, K.-J. Kim and J.L. White

The Rheology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, S. Bhattacharya, R.K. Gupta, and S. Bhattacharya

Fundamentals of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites, E.V. Barrera, E. Corral, M. Shofner, and D. Simeon

Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Vapor-Grown Carbon Fibers Aligned by Magnetic or Electric Field Processing, T. Takahashi and K. Yonetake

Utility of Carbonaceous Nanofillers in Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomeric Gels, J.K. Kim, M. Pagalicawan, and V. Sridhar

Nanocomposites of Liquid Crystalline Polymers Dispersed in Polyester Matrices, C.H. Song and A.I. Isayev

Transmission Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques in the Structure Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, V.K. Berry

Mechanical Properties of Clay-Containing Polymeric Nanocomposites, L.A. Utracki

Appendices, Mass Transport through Polymer Nanocomposites, D. De Kee and K.J. Frederic

Flammability Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, J. Zhu and C.A. Wilkie

Electrical Properties of Nanoparticle-Filled Polymers, E.B. Kennel

Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites, S. Agarwal and R.K. Gupta

Bio-Based Nanocomposites from Functionalized Plant Oils, C.-K. Hong, J. Lu, and R.P. Wool