1st Edition

Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications

    466 Pages 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Quantum Dots and Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Chemistry, and Applications reviews the properties, fabrication, and current and potential users of quantum dots-based polymer composites. It offers a much-needed update on the essential components of polymer nanocomposites by exploring the synthesis, processing, classification, characterisation, and applications of quantum dots.

    Topics include modern fabrication technologies, processing, nanostructure formation, and the mechanisms of reinforcement. This book also covers biocompatibility, suitability, and toxic effects of quantum dots-based polymer nanocomposites. Applications such as biomedical, pollution mitigation, sensors, and catalysis are explored, as are opportunities and future research directions. This edited book acts as a one-stop reference book for researchers, academics, advanced students, and scientists studying epoxy blends.

    It will be of interest to materials scientists, polymer technologists, nanotechnologists, chemical engineers, physicists (optics, plasmonics), chemists, and mechanical engineers, among others.

    1. Introduction to Quantum Dots and Their Polymer Composites. 2. What Are Carbon Quantum Dots? 3. Synthesis of Quantum Dots 4. Optical Properties of Quantum Dots. 5. Surface Properties of Quantum Dots. 6. Effect of Doping Into Quantum Dots. 7. Fabrication Methods of Quantum Dots-polymer Composites. 8. Reinforcement Mechanisms of Quantum Dots-polymer Composites. 9. Quantum Dots Modified Thermoplastic and Thermosetting Plastic Composites 10. Quantum Dots-rubber Composites 11. Biomedical Applications of Quantum Dots-polymer Composites 12. Quantum Dots-polymer Composites as Sensor 13. Quantum Dots-polymer Composites in Environmental Pollution Applications 14. Quantum Dots-polymer Composites in Light Emitting Diode Applications. 15. Quantum Dots-polymer Composites in Catalytic Applications. 16. Synthesis and Applications of Polymer-quantum Dots Gels 17. Biocompatibility of Polymer-quantum Dots Composites 18. Phosphorescence Property of Carbon Dots in Composite Matrices 19. Environmental Impact of Quantum Dots and Their Polymer Composites


    Dr. Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai is currently an Associate Professor at Alliance University, Bangalore. He has research experience in various international laboratories such as Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF), Germany, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, University of Potsdam, Germany, and King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He has published around 130 papers in high-quality international peer-reviewed journals, 70 book chapters, and has edited 25 books. Recently, he is named in the world’s Top 2% of the most-cited scientists in Single Year Citation Impact 2020, by Stanford University.

    Dr. Poushali Das is a postdoctoral researcher in School of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Previously, she worked as senior postdoctoral research fellow at Department of Chemistry, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel. She has completed Ph.D. degree in 2019 from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India. She has more than 50 research publications in reputed international journals. She has been serving as a topic editorial board member and reviewer of reputed journals and an international consultant. She has presented papers in many international conferences. Her research interests include multifunctional luminescent nanoparticles and their application in sensor, antioxidant property and biomedical field, polymer/quantum dots nanocomposites, sonochemical synthesis of graphene-based nanocomposites and MXene composites.

    Dr. Sayan Ganguly is a senior postdoctoral researcher at Bar-Ilan University, Israel. He obtained his Ph.D from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He obtained his B.Sc degree in Chemistry (Honours) from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math, University of Calcutta; and then his B.Tech from University of Calcutta. After that he then went on to obtain his M.Tech from the University of Calcutta in polymer science and technology. His primary research interests include superabsorbent hydrogels, fluorescence in hydrogels, nanomaterials in hydrogels, and hydrogels in the biomedical fields. He has published more than 80 papers and chapters in international journals and books.