This book examines the current state of the art, new challenges, opportunities, and applications in the area of polymer nanocomposites. Special attention has been paid to the processing-morphology-structure-property relationship of the system. Various unresolved issues and new challenges in the field of polymer nanocompostes are discussed. The influence of preparation techniques (processing) on the generation of morphologies and the dependence of these morphologies on the properties of the system are treated in detail. This book also illustrates different techniques used for the characterization of polymer nanocomposites. The handpicked selection of topics and expert contributors across the globe make this survey an outstanding resource reference for anyone involved in the field of polymer nanocompostes for advanced technologies.
Table of Contents
Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites: New Developments and Challenges. In-Situ Generation of Polyolefin Nanocomposites. Epoxy-Based Nanocomposites. Nanocomposites Based on Poly(Vinyl Chloride). Nanocomposites Based on POSS. Carbon Nanotubes-Reinforced Thermoplastic Nanocomposites. Specialty Rubber Nanocomposites. Polyester Nanocomposite. Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Ionomers. Nanocomposites Characterization by Microscopy. Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites by Free-Volume Measurements. Thermal Characterization of Nanocomposites. Wear, Fatigue, Creep, and Stress-Relaxation Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites. Thermal Degradation and Combustion Behavior of the Polyethylene/Clay Nanocomposite Prepared by Melt Intercalation. Image Analysis of Pore Size Distribution in Electrospun Nanofiber Webs: New Trends and Developments.
Thomas, Sabu; Zaikov, Gennady; Valsaraj, ; Meera,