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Composites and Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Edited by A. K. Haghi, Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, Josmin P. Jose, Hanna J. Maria

Apple Academic Press

230 pages | 101 B/W Illus.

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This new book provides a solid understanding of the recent developments in the field of composites and nanocomposites. It explains the significance of the new fillers, such as graphene and arbon nanotubes in different matrix systems. The application of these materials in biological and others fields also makes this book unique. This detailed study of nanocomposites, their structure, processing and characterization will be of value in all walks of engineering life.

The book covers the following topics:

• polymer matrix composites

• ceramic matrix composites

• carbon matrix composites

• wood-based composites

• biocomposites

• ecocomposites

• nanocomposites

• processing

• properties

• fracture and damage mechanics

• durability

• and more

Composite materials are solids that contain two or more distinct constituent materials or phases, on a scale larger than the atomic. The term “composite” is usually reserved for those materials in which the distinct phases are separated on a scale larger than the atomic, and in which properties such as the elastic modulus are significantly altered in comparison with those of a homogeneous material. Composites have properties that cannot be achieved by either of the constituent materials alone. Composites are becoming more and more important as they can help improve our quality of life. Composites are put into service in flight vehicles, automobiles, boats, pipelines, buildings, roads, bridges, and dozens of other products. Researchers are finding ways to improve other qualities of composites so they may be strong, lightweight, long-lived, and inexpensive to produce. The science and engineering of composites and nanocomposites draws on traditional characterization and processing technologies. Research describing structures containing nanoparticles seems to rely on methods that are being pushed to the limit of resolution. Preparation of nanocomposites also poses very real processing challenges. The list of questions about the fabrication, characterization, and use of nanocomposites is long despite massive financial and intellectual investment. The magnitude of the effects these small particles impart to the bulk properties of a composite are great enough that the science is likely to continue to grow in importance.

Table of Contents


Properties Influence of Particle Characteristics in Composite

Jiaye Huang, Guoqing Wu, and Wei Sha

XAFS Probe in Material Science

C. Meneghini

Effect of Ag on Textured Electrical Ceramics

M. A. Sotelol, Sh. Torres, L. C. Rasekh, M. A. Estepa, and J. C. Madre

Nano-Particles Filled Epoxy-Based Adhesive for In Situ Timber Bonding

Z. Ahmad, M. P. Ansell, D. Smedley, and P. Md Tahir

Magnetic Ferro-Photo Gels for Synergistic Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium in Wastewater

Ani Idris, Nursia Hassan, and Audrey-Flore

Mode-I Fracture of CFRP Composite Bonded Joints: Influence of Surface Treatment and Adhesive Ductility

K. B. Katnam and T. M. Young

Charge Transport Property of Multiferroic BiFeO3 Electro Ceramics

Sangram K. Pradhan, Prajna P. Rout, Sangram K. Das, Viswaranjan Mohanta, and Binod K. Roul

Novel Inorganic Organic Hybrid Resins as Biomaterials

P. P. Lizymol

An Experimental Investigations on Hybrid Polymeric Composite Material Reinforced with Sisal and Acacia Fiber

K. Sakthivadivel and Dr. P. Govindasamy

Modernism of Ni-WC Nanocomposite Coatings Prepared from Pulse and Direct Current Methods

B. Ranjith and G. Paruthimal Kalaignan

Effect of Micro-Filler Addition on Physico-Mechanical Properties of Glass Fabric Reinforced Epoxy Composite Systems

B. Suresha

Corrosion Performance of Heat Treated Ni-Co Nanocomposite Coatings

B. Ranjith and G. Paruthimal Kalaignan

Field Emission Study of Thermally Exfoliated Wrinkled Graphene

Tessy Theres Baby and Sundara Ramaprabhu

Synthesis and Characterizations of Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles by Simple Polymer Gel Technique

Prathibha Vasudevan, Sunil Thomas, Siby Mathew, and N. V. Unnikrishnan

Thermoluminescence and Kinetics of Copper Doped CdS Nanoparticle

Raunak Kumar Tamrakar, D. P. Bisen, C. S. Robinson, and Nameeta Brahme


About the Editors

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He has published many papers in internationally reviewed journals and has presented at several professional meetings. He is a fellow of many professional bodies, a reviewer for many international journals, and has received many awards for his excellent work in material research. His current research interests include application of nanoparticles in medicine, water treatment, polymer, LEDs, and sensors.

Josmin P. Jose is currently pursuing her PhD in nanocomposites at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. She has presented papers at several conferences. Her area of interest is polymer nanocomposites for dielectric applications.

Hanna J. Maria is a research scholar in the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her research interests include polymer-blend nanocompositesk morphological analysis of polymer nanocomposites, mechanical properties of nanocomposites, gas transport through polymeric membranes, among other topics.

About the Series

Advances in Materials Science

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Textiles & Polymers