This book is a collection of technical papers focusing on the preparation, characterization and application of polymer nanocomposites. The various chapters in the book are written by prominent researchers from industry, academia, and government/private research laboratories across the globe. Different techniques adopted for the preparation of nanocomposites, their methods of characterization and their applications are discussed. The main objective of this book is to summarize in a fairly comprehensive manner many of the recent technical accomplishments in the area of polymer nanocomposites. The book is intended to serve as a one stop reference resource for important research accomplishments in the area of polymer nanocomposites.
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PREFACE 1. PREPARATION, STRUCTURE-PROPERTY RELATIONSHIP, AND APPLICATIONS OF LAYERED SILICATE RUBBER LATEX NANOCOMPOSITES Siby Varghese and Sabu Thomas 2. POLYMER-GRAPHITE NANOCOMPOSITES Sie Chin Tjong 3. POLYANILINE NANOCOMPOSITES Hartmut Fischer and Jos Kunen 4. POLYOLEFIN CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES Tomas Peprnicek, Lucie Kovarova and Dagmar Merinska 5. PMMA-, PAN AND ACRYLIC- BASED POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Haitao Wang and Wei Zhong 6. POLYURETHANE NANOCOMPOSITES Fabrice Leroux and Anne-Lise Troutier 7. SEMICONDUCTOR-POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES V. DjokoviÄ‡, T. Radhakrishnan, P. Sreekumari Nair, M. I. ÄŒomor, and J. M. NedeljkoviÄ‡ 8. CELLULOSE FIBRIL- AND WHISKER-REINFORCED POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Wolfgang Gindl 9. ENHANCEMENT OF THERMAL, THERMOMECHANICAL, AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CARBON- FIBER- REINFORCED AND SANDWICH COMPOSITES THROUGH NANOPHASED EPOXY/FOAM Mahesh V. Hosur 10. THE CURE BEHAVIOR OF THERMOSETTING RESIN- BASED NANOCOMPOSITES CHARACTERIZED BY USING DYNAMIC TORSIONAL VIBRATION METHOD Yiyun Cheng, Dazhu Chen, Tongwen Xu, and Pingsheng He 11. NMR INVESTIGATIONS ON POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES J.C.E.M. Grandjean, 12. STRUCTURE DETERMINATION OF POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES BY SMALL- ANGLE SCATTERING Julian Oberdisse, Wim Pyckhout-Hintzen, and Ekkehard Straube 13. FIRE-RETARDANT PROPERTIES OF POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES Robert A. Shanks and Antonietta Genovese 14. NANOCOMPOSITE POLYMER ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM BATTERIES Arul Manuel Stephan 15. APPLICATION OF NANOCOMPOSITES IN IMAGING AND DISPLAY MEDIA Debasis Majumdar, Thomas Blanton, and Narasimharao Dontula
Sabu Thomas Ph.D. (1987) in Polymer Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, is Professor of Polymer Science & Engineering, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. Prof. Thomas has (co-)authored more than 300 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and has been involved in a number of books, both as author and editor. Gennady E. Zaikov, N.M. Emanuel Institute of Biochemical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia S.V. Valsaraj, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.