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Block Copolymer Nanocomposites

Galder Kortaberria, Agnieszka Tercjak
October 06, 2016

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the synthesis and characterization of nanocomposites based on block copolymers. Because of the self-assembly capability of block copolymers for the generation of nanostructures, besides their ability to nanostructure thermosetting matrices such as...

Tailoring of Nanocomposite Dielectrics: From Fundamentals to Devices and Applications

Toshikatsu Tanaka, Alun S. Vaughan
October 06, 2016

This book illustrates interfacial properties, preparation, characterization, devices, and applications from the standpoint of nano-interfacial tailoring. Since the primary focus of the book is on the use of nanocomposite dielectrics in electrical applications, chapters are devoted to directly...

Multi Frequency EPR Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers and Their Nanocomposites

Victor I. Krinichnyi
September 28, 2016

Conjugated polymeric materials and their nanocomposites are widely used for the creation of alternative sources of renewable energy, cell phone screens, mobile gadgets, video players and OLED-TV, as well as organic diodes, transistors, sensors, etc. with field-dependent and spin-assisted electronic...

Multiphase Polymer Systems: Micro- to Nanostructural Evolution in Advanced Technologies

Andreea Irina Barzic, Silvia Ioan
September 01, 2016

Phase morphology in multicomponent polymer-based systems represents the main physical characteristic that allows for control of the material design and implicitly the development of new plastics. Emphasizing properties of these promising new materials in both solution and solid phase, this book...

Polymeric Thermosetting Compounds: Innovative Aspects of Their Formulation Technology

Ralph D. Hermansen
July 26, 2016

Engineering design teams sometimes have need of a material that may not exist because the combination of required properties is difficult to achieve. One solution is to develop a new material having the required set of properties needed in the application. During the author's 40-year career he has...

Advances in Polymer Materials and Technology

Anandhan Srinivasan, Sri Bandyopadhyay
July 14, 2016

Polymers are the only material that can act as matrices for the incorporation of the widest range of ceramics, nanotubes, nanoparticles, as well as a variety of short and continuous fibres, to create new building and structural materials. Polymer science and technology is a fast growing and dynamic...

Nanofibers of Conjugated Polymers

A. Sezai Sarac
June 09, 2016

Conjugated polymer composites with high dielectric constants are being developed by the electronics industry in response to the need for power-grounded decoupling to secure the integrity of high-speed signals and to reduce electromagnetic interference. Electrically conducting polymers are materials...

Handbook of Polyester Drug Delivery Systems

M. N. V. Ravi Kumar
June 09, 2016

In the quest for innovative drug delivery systems attempting to meet the unmet needs in pharmaceutical space, research has taken a much more complicated path that poses a significant challenge for translation. Despite the progress made with novel materials, polyesters still remain at the helm of...

Handbook of Sustainable Polymers: Structure and Chemistry

Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur
May 09, 2016

Sustainable polymers play an indispensable role in the emergence of green materials, and the 21st century is an era of sustainable polymeric materials. Sustainable polymer–based materials have attracted considerable interest because of the energy crisis and ecological concerns as well as the...

Materials Chemistry: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Innovative Methods

Klaus Friedrich, Gennady E. Zaikov, A. K. Haghi
April 06, 2016

This book focuses on important aspects of materials chemistry by providing an overview of the theoretical aspects of materials chemistry, by describing the characterization and analysis methods for materials, and by explaining physical transport mechanisms in various materials. Not only does this...

Supermacroporous Cryogels: Biomedical and Biotechnological Applications

Ashok Kumar
March 03, 2016

The process of cryogelation has been vigorously studied over the past two decades, with recent research focussing on applications of these polymer systems in various biomedical and biotechnological fields. While there is significant literature available as research publications, limited reviews,...

Compositional Analysis of Polymers: An Engineering Approach

Aleksandr M. Kochnev, Oleg V. Stoyanov, Gennady E. Zaikov, Renat M. Akhmetkhanov
March 01, 2016

Technical and technological development demands the creation of new materials that are stronger, more reliable, and more durable—materials with new properties. This new book covers a broad range of polymeric materials and technology and provides researchers in polymer science and technology with...