1st Edition

MXene-Filled Polymer Nanocomposites

    328 Pages 103 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    MXenes are a new family of two-dimensional (2D) metal carbides, having properties such as metallic conductivity and hydrophilicity. Adding polymer binders/spacers between atomically thin MXene layers or reinforcing polymers with MXenes results in composite films that have excellent flexibility, good tensile and compressive strengths, and electrical conductivity. This book covers all advances in the field of MXene-filled polymer nanocomposites to date, illustrating fabrication and characterization, and specific properties like anti-healing, anti-friction, and microwave absorption. It further covers potential applications like energy conversion, storage systems, antibacterial, and drug delivery.

    The book features:

    • exclusive material on MXene-based polymer nanocomposites
    • properties and potential applications of polymers upon addition of MXenes
    • the effect of MXenes on various thermoplastic and elastomer polymers
    • a focus on the properties, fabrications methods, and applications of relevant polymer matrices; and
    • extensive coverage of the role of MXenes in polymers

    This book is aimed at researchers, professionals, and graduate students in material science, polymer engineering, electronic materials, composites, chemical processing, chemical sciences, fire engineering, and biomedicine.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: MXene—A Novel Two-Dimensional Material: Preparation, Properties, and Applications

    Bibi Mary Francis, Joice Sophia Ponraj, Nivedita Lalitha Raveendran, Rajesh Kumar Manavalan, and Sathish Chander Dhanabalan

    Chapter 2 Overview of MXene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites: State of the Art and New Challenges

    Prajitha V, Jibin K P, Sisanth K S, Abitha V K, Hanna J Maria, and Sabu Thomas

    Chapter 3 Processing, Morphology, Mechanical, and Electrical Properties, and Applications of Thermoplastic Polymer/MXenes Nanocomposites

    Pallishree Sahoo, Lipsa Shubhadarshinee, Pooja Mohapatra, Patitapaban Mohanty, Bigyan Ranjan Jali, Priyaranjan Mohapatra, and Aruna Kumar Barick

    Chapter 4 MXene–Elastomer Nanocomposites

    Jeeshma R, Swapna V.P, and Ranimol Stephen

    Chapter 5 Green Polymer Nanocomposites with MXenes

    Nanoth Rasana, Karingamanna Jayanarayanan, and P. Sarath Kumar

    Chapter 6 Thermoset/MXene Nanocomposites

    Benjamin Tawiah and Sarkodie Bismark

    Chapter 7 Thermal and Crystallization Behavior of MXene/Polymer Nanocomposites

    Sarkodie Bismark and Benjamin Tawiah

    Chapter 8 Tribological Performance of MXene/Polymer Nanocomposites

    Rodrigo Mantovani Ronchi, Hugo Gajardoni de Lemos, and Sydney Ferreira Santos

    Chapter 9 Self-Healing Activity of MXene/Polymer Nanocomposites

    Shikha Agarwal, Ayushi Sethiya, Divyani Gandhi, and Jay Soni

    Chapter 10 Microwave Absorption and EMI Shielding Performance of MXene-Filled Polymer Nanocomposites

    Bhavya Bhadran, Avinash R. Pai, and Sabu Thomas

    Chapter 11 MXene–Polymer Nanocomposites for Gas- and Vapor-Sensing Applications

    Vishal Chaudhary

    Chapter 12 Mxenes-Based Nanocomposites in Energy Conversion and Storage Systems

    Dana Susan Abraham, Margandan Bhagiyalakshmi, and Mari Vinoba

    Chapter 13 Biomedical Applications of MXene/Polymer Nanocomposites

    Nupur Garg and Farhan J. Ahmad

    Chapter 14 Flexible and Wearable Applications of MXene/Polymer-Based Nanocomposites

    Heera S and Amal George Cheriyan

    Chapter 15 Theory, Modeling, and Simulation of MXene/Polymer Nanocomposites

    Benjamin Tawiah and Sarkodie Bismark

    Chapter 16 Future Perspective of MXene-Filled Polymer Nanocomposites

    Y C Goswami and Bhavya Pandey


    Soney C. George is Dean of Research and Director, Centre for Nanoscience and Technology, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Kerala, India. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a recipient of KTU best researcher award. His paper in International Hydrogen Energy has been selected for the best citation award. He has published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals and conferences. He is also edited and contributed several books and chapters published by Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, and others. He has guided several PhD. and master’s students. He is concentrating on structure—property relations in polymer-based nanomaterial. He has also successfully completed several central- and state-funded projects.

    Sharika T. Nair works as Assistant Professor, St. Xavier’s College Vaikom, Kerala, India. Her research areas include preparation of polypropylene/natural rubber-based blends and nanocomposites, their characterization, and their applications. She has published many research papers in international journals and presented papers in national and international Conferences. She has also published many book chapters. She has completed one UGC (New Delhi) funded project and guided several masters students.

    Joice Sophia Ponraj is a researcher at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, Ireland. She obtained her Doctor of Philosophy from Anna University, Chennai, India. She was bestowed "Italian-Indian Bilateral Programme" hosted by UniFe, Ferrara, Italy and National Doctoral Fellowship by AICTE, India during her PhD. She was awarded TRIL fellowship three times by ICTP to work in IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy during 2011 to 2014. She has worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Suzhou University, China, INL in Portugal, and as an assistant Professor in UIST, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. She bagged INSPIRE Faculty Award in India. Her research interests are two-dimensional materials, nanophotonics, and semiconducting device fabrication.