Advanced Polymeric Materials: From Macro- to Nano-Length Scales

1st Edition

Sabu Thomas, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Maciej Jaroszewski, Josmine P. Jose

Apple Academic Press
Published September 18, 2015
Reference - 262 Pages - 129 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781771880961 - CAT# N11232

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Summary

The aim of this new compendium is to provide a solid understanding of the recent developments in advanced polymeric materials from macro- to nano-length scales. Composites are becoming more important because they can help to improve our quality of life, such as being put into service in flight vehicles, automobiles, boats, pipelines, buildings, roads, bridges, and dozens of other products, including medical products. The chapters cover a multitude of important advances, including explanations of the significance of the new fillers, like graphene and carbon nanotubes, in different matrix systems. Coverage of the application of these materials in biological and others fields also makes this book unique.

Topics include advances on the processing, properties, recyclability, and reparability, and applications for polymer matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, carbon matrix composites, wood-based composites, biocomposites, ecocomposites, nanocomposites, and more.