1st Edition

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Composites Design, Simulation and Applications

    450 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    450 Pages 137 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in recent years. With a broad range of potential applications, including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems, and many more, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications.

    Engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles are exceptionally interesting from a fundamental research point of view. They open up new perspectives for various applications, such as nano-transistors in circuits, field-emission displays, artificial muscles, or added reinforcements in alloys. This informative book is an introduction to the physical concepts needed for investigating carbon nanotubes and other one-dimensional solid-state systems. Written for a wide scientific readership, each chapter consists of an instructive approach to the topic and sustainable ideas for solutions.

    This new book presents leading-edge research in this dynamic field. It reviews the recent progress in application of engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles and their composites. The advantages and disadvantages of different methods are discussed. The ability of continuum methods to bridge different scales is emphasized.

    Recommendations for future research are given by focusing on what each method has to learn from the nano-scale. The scope of the book is to provide current knowledge to support researchers entering the scientific area of carbon nanotubes and help them choose the appropriate modeling tool for accomplishing their study and where to place their efforts to further improve continuum methods.

    Influence of a Strong Electric Field on the Electrical, Transport and Diffusion Properties of Carbon Nanostructures with Point Defects Structure; S. A. Sudorgin and N. G. Lebedev­

    ┬┐arbon-Polymer Nanocomposites with Polyethylene as a Binder: A Research Note; Sergei V. Kolesov, Marina V. Bazunova, Elena I. Kulish, Denis R. Valiev, and Gennady E. Zaikov

    Application of Polymers Containing Silicon Nanoparticles as Effective UV Protectors; A. A. Olkhov, M. A. Goldshtrakh, and G. E. Zaikov

    Dynamically Vulcanized Thermoelastoplastics Based on Butadiene-Acrylonitrile Rubber and Polypropylene Modified Nanofiller; S. I. Volfson, G. E. Zaikov, N. A. Okhotina, A. I. Nigmatullina, O. A. Panfilova, and A. A. Nikiforov

    Sorption-Active ┬┐arbon-Polymer Nanocomposites: A Research Note; Marina Bazunova, Rustam Tukhvatullin, Denis Valiev, Elena Kulish, and Gennady Zaikov

    Modification of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Using Nanoparticles; M. Mehdipour

    UV-Protective Nanocomposites Films Based on Polyethylene; A. A. Olkhov, M. A. Goldshtrakh, G. Nyszko, K. Majewski, J. Pielichowski, and G. E. Zaikov

    Nanocomposite Foils Based on Silicate Precusor with Surface-Active Compounds: A Research Note; L. O. Zaskokina, V. V. Osipova, Y. G. Galyametdinov, and A. A. Momzyakov

    Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Nano Clay on Mechanical Properties of Aged Asphalt Mixture; M. Arabani, A. K. Haghi, and R. Tanzadeh

    Nanostructural Elements and the Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics Interactions: A Systematic Study; A. V. Vakhrushev and A. M. Lipanov

    A Study on Biological Application of Ag and Co/Ag Nanoparticles Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity; Iman E. Gomaa, Samarth Bhatt, Thomas Liehr, Mona Bakr, and Tarek A. El-Tayeb

    The Transfer Variants of Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites Influence on Liquid Media: A Research Note; V. I. Kodolov and V. V. Trineeva

    Analysis of the Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites Surface Energy: A Research Note; V. I. Kodolov and V. V. Trineeva

    Nanopolymer Fibers: A Very Comprehensive Review in Axial and Coaxial Electrospinning Process; Saeedeh Rafiei and A. K. Haghi

    A Study on Polymer/Organoclay Nanocomposites; K. S. Dibirova, G. V. Kozlov, and G. M. Magomedov

    A Very Detailed Review on Application of Nanofibers in Energy and Environmental; Saeedeh Rafiei, Babak Noroozi, A. K. Haghi



    A. K. Haghi, PhD, holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Universite de Franche-Comte (France). He is the author and editor of 165 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.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 International and Inter University 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 2 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