1st Edition

Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

Edited By Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliot Kennel, Kwang-Jea Kim Copyright 2010
    566 Pages 378 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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, the book guides readers through the development of nanocomposites and their broad and rapidly developing applications from flame retardant properties to advances in polymer compounding. Using examples from today’s leading academic and industrial research labs, top scientists provide in-depth discussions of the science, processing, and technology that have accompanied nanocomposites’ ascension into the world of chemical and materials science.

    With nineteen chapters authored by world leaders in nanocomposite research, this handbook provides diverse and authoritative coverage on the scientific underpinnings and revolutionary discoveries related to this promising field.

    Overview of Challenges and Opportunities, R.K. Gupta, E.B. Kennel, and K.-J. Kim

    History of Carbon Nanomaterials, A. Oberlin and G.G. Tibbetts

    The Incorporation of Nanomaterials into Polymer Media, H.C. Ashton

    Mixing Terminology, Nanoparticle Dispersion and Reinforcement by Surface Modification with Additives, K.-J. Kim and J.L. White

    Surface Modification of Carbon Nanofibers, M.L. Lake, D.G. Glasgow, G.G. Tibbetts, and D.J. Burton

    Compounding Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, P. Andersen

    Dispersion of Agglomerated Nanoparticles in Rubber Processing, K.-J. Kim and J.L. White

    The Rheology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, S. Bhattacharya, R.K. Gupta, and S. Bhattacharya

    Fundamentals of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites, E.V. Barrera, E. Corral, M. Shofner, and D. Simeon

    Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Vapor-Grown Carbon Fibers Aligned by Magnetic or Electric Field Processing, T. Takahashi and K. Yonetake

    Utility of Carbonaceous Nanofillers in Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomeric Gels, J.K. Kim, M. Pagalicawan, and V. Sridhar

    Nanocomposites of Liquid Crystalline Polymers Dispersed in Polyester Matrices, C.H. Song and A.I. Isayev

    Transmission Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques in the Structure Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, V.K. Berry

    Mechanical Properties of Clay-Containing Polymeric Nanocomposites, L.A. Utracki

    Appendices, Mass Transport through Polymer Nanocomposites, D. De Kee and K.J. Frederic

    Flammability Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, J. Zhu and C.A. Wilkie

    Electrical Properties of Nanoparticle-Filled Polymers, E.B. Kennel

    Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites, S. Agarwal and R.K. Gupta

    Bio-Based Nanocomposites from Functionalized Plant Oils, C.-K. Hong, J. Lu, and R.P. Wool


    Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliot Kennel, Kwang-Jea Kim