Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliot Kennel, Kwang-Jea Kim

July 20, 2009 by CRC Press
Reference - 566 Pages - 378 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780849397776 - CAT# 9777


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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


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.

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