1st Edition

Smart Polymers Basics and Applications

Edited By Asit Baran Samui Copyright 2022
    322 Pages 57 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    322 Pages 57 Color & 149 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    Smart materials have been produced by conceiving of the idea of materials/systems having a fourth dimension. To match advances in instrumentation, efforts are being made to develop materials, resulting in smart materials with enhanced performance. In nature, the action of stimuli-responsive materials is reversible; this idea has attracted interest for its potential research and industrial applications. The challenge remains how to couple these applications with environmental consciousness.

    This book presents the basics of smart polymers and describes their current and future applications. This book is different from other books on the subject in that it explores polymer materials’ smart behavior in more depth, covering vibration damping, thermal and electrochemical energy, sensing at trace level, biotechnology, and so on. The 14 chapters in this book cover diverse areas, including:

    • Photoresponsive polymers that can be manipulated using a specific frequency of light

    • Designing polymers for vibration damping

    • Smart manipulations of hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic polymers

    • Biopolymers, including hydrogels for smart application, drug delivery, and other uses

    • Smart paints

    • Self-healing and shape memory polymers

    • Holography for data storage

    • Phase change polymers and solid polymer electrolytes for thermal and electrochemical energy

    • Molecular imprinting polymers for sub-ppm sensing and removal of unwanted materials

    • Smart textiles, and the concept of advanced textiles

    This book will be of particular interest to researchers, postgraduates, and industry experts. It offers an extensive introduction to the basics of smart polymers and their possible applications.

    Introduction to smart polymers

    A. B. Samui

    Photoresponsive polymers

    A.B. Samui

    Smart Paints

    A.B. Samui and S.S. Pawar

    Polymers for thermal Energy Storage

    Swati Sundararajan and A. B. Samui

    Polymer Hydrogels

    F. Kholiya and R. Meena

    Self- healing Polymers, coatings and composites

    A.B. Samui.

    Drug delivery and biotechnological Applications

    Vinay Kambale and P. A. Mahanwar

    Textile Application

    R.N. Jagtap and J. Parkar

    Polymeric materials for holographic recording medium

    Alips Srivastava and A. B. Samui

    Shape memory polymers

    A. B. Samui

    Hydrophobic and superhydrophobic coatings

    K. Balasubramanian et al.

    Molecularly Imprinting and Ion Imprinting Polymers for sensing and removal of undesirable chemicals and ions

    Pankaj Hande and A. B. Samui

    Vibration damping Polymer

    B. C. Chakraborty and Praveen Srinivasan

    Solid Polymer Electrolyte for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

    M. Patri and Swati Rao


    Dr.Asit Baran Samui completed Ph.D. from University of Mumbai, India in 1986. He has served as material scientist in Naval Materials Research laboratory, DRDO, India. During last several years he is engaged with teaching in various universities including the current one, Institute of Chemical Technology. He was engaged with multidisciplinary research activities in DRDO resulting in development of a range of products. The work included speciality polymers, polymers for thermal management and sub-ppt sensing, extensive studies on conducting polymers, nanoceramics and smart polymers. He was leading a group of scientists in DRDO engaged in the development of smart materials. His current teaching areas are polymers science, Nanotechnology and smart polymers. At present he is guiding students on `Phase change materials’, ‘Molecular imprinting polymers’, `Polymer composites’ and `Catalyst based pyrolysis of waste polymer’.

    He has about 120 publications in peer reviewed journals including several review papers and 09 Indian patents. There are about a dozen book chapters to his credit including hand book, encyclopedia across multiple publishers. He has guided successfully a dozen Ph.D students and several M.Sc. and M. Tech students. Regarding editing, he acted as guest editor for one issue of `Defence Science Journal’, India. He is also member of several journals’ editorial board.