Reflecting the exceptional growth in the use of nanostructured materials for an increasing range of industrial applications, Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook comprehensively covers the synthesis of nanomaterials that act as the building blocks of polymer nanocomposites and polymers that act as matrix materials. From early history to new technologies
Overview of Challenges and Opportunities. History of Carbon Nanomaterials. The Incorporation of Nanomaterials into Polymer Media. Mixing Terminology, Nanoparticle Dispersion and Reinforcement by Surface Modification with Additives. Surface Modification of Carbon Nanofibers. Compounding Layered Silicate Nanocomposites. Dispersion of Agglomerated Nanoparticles in Rubber Processing. The Rheology of Polymeric Nanocomposites. Fundamentals of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites. Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Vapor-Grown Carbon Fibers Aligned by Magnetic or Electric Field Processing. Utility of Carbonaceous Nanofillers in Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomeric Gels. Nanocomposites of Liquid Crystalline Polymers Dispersed in Polyester Matrices. Transmission Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques in the Structure Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites. Mechanical Properties of Clay-Containing Polymeric Nanocomposites. Appendices, Mass Transport through Polymer Nanocomposites. Flammability Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites.Electrical Properties of Nanoparticle-Filled Polymers. Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites. Bio-Based Nanocomposites from Functionalized Plant Oils.