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Green Nanotechnology

Oleg Figovsky, Dmitry Beilin
August 10, 2017

Green nanotechnology has two goals: producing nanomaterials and products without harming the environment or human health, and producing nanoproducts that provide solutions to environmental problems. It uses existing principles of green chemistry and green engineering to make nanomaterials and...

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications

Vaibhav Jain, Akshay Kokil
August 01, 2017

Optical Properties of Functional Polymers and Nano Engineering Applications provides a basic introduction to the optical properties of polymers, as well as a systematic overview of the latest developments in their nano engineering applications. Covering an increasingly important class of materials...

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes

Jianhua Fang, Jinli Qiao, David P. Wilkinson, Jiujun Zhang
July 26, 2017

Electrochemical Polymer Electrolyte Membranes covers PEMs from fundamentals to applications, describing their structure, properties, characterization, synthesis, and use in electrochemical energy storage and solar energy conversion technologies. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts from...

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering

Magdi El Messiry
June 23, 2017

Natural Fiber Textile Composite Engineering sheds light on the area of the natural fiber textile composites with new research on their applications, the material used, the methods of preparation, the different types of polymers, the selection of raw materials, the elements of design the natural...

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization

Kal Renganathan Sharma
June 14, 2017

Polymer Thermodynamics: Blends, Copolymers and Reversible Polymerization describes the thermodynamic basis for miscibility as well as the mathematical models used to predict the compositional window of miscibility and construct temperature versus volume-fraction phase diagrams. The book covers the...

Iontronics: Ionic Carriers in Organic Electronic Materials and Devices

Janelle Leger, Magnus Berggren, Sue Carter
June 14, 2017

The field of organic electronics promises exciting new technologies based on inexpensive and mechanically flexible electronic devices, and is now seeing the beginning of commercial success. On the sidelines of this increasingly well-established field are several emerging technologies with...

Functional Polymers: Design, Synthesis, and Applications

Raja Shunmugam
June 13, 2017

This new book covers the synthetic as well application aspects of functional polymers. It highlights modern trends in the field and showcases the recent characterization techniques that are being employed in the field of polymer science. The chapters are written by top-notch scientists who are...

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Jinsong Leng, Alan Kin-tak Lau
May 22, 2017

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites,...

Lightweight and Sustainable Materials for Automotive Applications

Omar Faruk, Jimi Tjong, Mohini Sain
May 18, 2017

Automotive manufacturers are required to decrease CO2 emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. In recent years, there has been rapid development in the application of lightweight and sustainable materials in the automotive industry to help meet these criteria....

Natural-Based Polymers for Biomedical Applications

Tatiana G. Volova, Yuri S. Vinnik, Ekaterina I. Shishatskaya, Nadejda M. Markelova, Gennady E. Zaikov
April 18, 2017

This new book presents the authors’ biomedical studies of natural degradable biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHAs]) and discusses the demand for medical-grade materials and modern trends, focusing on the present status and future potential of PHAs. The authors present and summarize their most...

Handbook of Telechelic Polyesters, Polycarbonates, and Polyethers

Sophie M. Guillaume
April 18, 2017

Telechelic polymers have garnered a great deal of scientific interest due to their reactive chain-end functions. This comprehensive book compiles and details the basic principles of and cutting-edge research in telechelic polyesters, polycarbonates, and polyethers, ranging from synthesis to...

Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications

Shalaby W. Shalaby, Karen J.L. Burg, Waleed Shalaby
April 06, 2017

In a carefully crafted, multidisciplinary, skillfully focused format, Polymers for Vascular and Urogenital Applications covers attributes of polymers used for vascular, urological, and gynecological materials. It provides a brief analysis of how the use of polymers in vascular and urogenital...