1st Edition

Polymers and Polymeric Composites Properties, Optimization, and Applications

Edited By Liliya I. Bazylak, Gennady E. Zaikov, A. K. Haghi Copyright 2014
    300 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    300 Pages 74 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This volume highlights the latest developments and trends in advanced polyblends and their structures. It presents the developments of advanced polyblends and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. The book provides important original and theoretical experimental results that use non-routine methodologies often unfamiliar to many readers. Furthermore chapters on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of composite problems are included, which indicate the need for the new experimental approaches that are presented.

    Technical and technological development demands the creation of new materials that are stronger, more reliable, and more durable—materials with new properties. Up-to-date projects in creation of new materials go along the way of nanotechnology.

    With contributions from experts from both the industry and academia, this book presents the latest developments in the identified areas. This book incorporates appropriate case studies, explanatory notes, and schematics for more clarity and better understanding. The book is designed as a textbook for postgraduate students, as a teaching support for the faculty, as a reference book for early research career beginners, and as a reference book for the scientific community at large for understanding the significance of modern materials and chemical engineering. This book will be useful for chemists, chemical engineers, technologists, and students interested in advanced nano-polymers with complex behavior and their applications

    This new book:

    • Gives an up-to-date and thorough exposition of the present state of the art of polyblends and composites

    • Familiarizes the reader with new aspects of the techniques used in the examination of polymers, including chemical, physicochemical, and purely physical methods of examination

    • Describes the types of techniques now available to the polymer chemist and technician and discusses their capabilities, limitations, and applications

    • Provides a balance between materials science and mechanics aspects, basic and applied research, and high-technology and high-volume (low-cost) composite development


    A Study on Absorption and Reflection of Infrared Light by the Uncoated and Al-Coated Surfaces of Polymer Films Techniques; Esen Arkis and Devrim Balköse

    Specific Features of Novel Blends on the Basis of Copolymers; Svetlana G. Karpova, Aleksei A. Iordanskii, Sergei M. Lomakin, and Anatolii A. Popov

    Interrelation Between the Particle Size of a Titanium Catalyst and Its Kinetic Heterogeneity in the Polymerization of Isoprene; Elena M. Zakharova, Vadim Z. Mingaleev, and Vadim P. Zakharov

    Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part I; A. L. Iordanskii, S. V. Fomin, A. A. Burkov, Yu. N. Pankova, and G. E. Zaikov

    Trends in Polyblend Compounds: Part II; A. P. Bonartsev, A. P. Boskhomodgiev, A. L. Iordanskii, G. A. Bonartseva, A. V. Rebrov, T. K. Makhina, V. L. Myshkina, S. A. Yakovlev, E. A. Filatova, E. A. Ivanov, D. V. Bagrov, G. E. Zaikov, and M. I. Artsis

    Polymeric Nanocomposites Reinforcement; G. V. Kozlov, Yu. G. Yanovskii, and G. E. Zaikov

    Aromatic Polyesters; Zinaida S. Khasbulatova and Gennady E. Zaikov

    On Thermo-Elastoplastic Properties: A Case Study; Maria Rajkiewicz, Marcin Slaczka, and Jakub Czakaj

    Modeling, Simulation, Performance and Evaluation of Carbon Nanotube/Polymer Composites; A. K. Haghi and G. E. Zaikov



    Liliya Bazylak, PhD, is a senior staff scientist in the Physical & Chemistry of Combustible Minerals Department at the Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry and Coal Chemistry at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in Lviv. She is the author of more than 200 publications. Her scientific interests include physical chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnologies, and chemistry of high molecular compounds.

    Gennady E. Zaikov, DSc, is head of the Polymer Division at the N. M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia; and professor at Moscow State Academy of Fine Chemical Technology, Russia; as well as professor at Kazan National Research Technological University, Kazan, Russia. He is also a prolific author, researcher, and lecturer. He has received several awards for his work, including the Russian Federation Scholarship for Outstanding Scientists. He has been a member of many professional organizations and on the editorial boards of many international science journals.

    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 Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 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.