Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook

Rakesh K. Gupta West Virginia University
Elliot B. Kennel West Virginia University
Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook
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July 2009 CRC Press
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Polymers Nanomaterials Composites 9780849397776
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Reflecting the exceptional growth in recent years in the use of nanostructured materials for an increasing range of industrial applications, Polymer Nanocomposites Handbook comprehensively covers the synthesis of both nanomaterials that act as the building blocks of polymer nanocomposites as well as polymers that act as matrix materials. It examines molecular precursors and related challenges for large-scale manufacturing. It describes current processing techniques and the difficulty to obtain good dispersion. Discussing future applications in civilian and defense-related fields, it also presents methods to characterize the bulk and interfacial structure of polymer nanocomposites.



Table of Contents

  • Overview of Challenges and Opportunities, Rakesh K. Gupta, Elliot B. Kennel, and Kwang-Jea Kim
  • History of Carbon Nanomaterials, Agnes Oberlin and Gary G. Tibbetts
  • The Incorporation of Nanomaterials into Polymer Media, Henry C. Ashton
  • Mixing Terminology, Nanoparticle Dispersion and Reinforcement by Surface Modification with Additives, Kwang-Jea Kim and James L. White
  • Surface Modification of Carbon Nanofibers, Max L. Lake, D. Gerald Glasgow, Gary G.Tibbetts, and D. J. Burton
  • Compounding Layered Silicate Nanocomposites, Paul Andersen
  • Dispersion of Agglomerated Nanoparticles in Rubber Processing, Kwang-Jea Kim and James L. White
  • The Rheology of Polymeric Nanocomposites, Subhendu Bhattacharya, Rahul K. Gupta, and Sati Bhattacharya
  • Fundamentals of Carbon-Based Nanocomposites, Enrique V. Barrera, Erica Corral, Meisha Shofner, and Daneesh Simeon
  • Polymer Nanocomposites Containing Vapor-Grown Carbon Fibers Aligned by Magnetic or Electric Field Processing, Tatsuhiro Takahashi and Koichiro Yonetake
  • Utility of Carbonaceous Nanofillers in Elastomers and Thermoplastic Elastomeric Gels, Jin Kuk Kim, Marissa Pagalicawan, and V. Sridhar
  • Nanocomposites of Liquid Crystalline Polymers Dispersed in Polyester Matrices, Chang H. Song and Avraam I. Isayev
  • Transmission Electron Microscopy and Related Techniques in the Structure Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites, Vinod K. Berry
  • Mechanical Properties of Clay-Containing Polymeric Nanocomposites, Leszek A. Utracki
  • Appendices, Mass Transport through Polymer Nanocomposites, Daniel De Kee and Kyle J. Frederic
  • Flammability Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites, Jin Zhu and Charles A. Wilkie
  • Electrical Properties of Nanoparticle-Filled Polymers, Elliot B. Kennel
  • Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites, Sushant Agarwal and Rakesh K. Gupta
  • Bio-Based Nanocomposites from Functionalized Plant Oils, Chang-Kook Hong, Jue Lu, and Richard P. Wool


Editor 1, Kwang-Jea Kim, The University of Akron, Inst. of Polymer Eng., Ohio, USA

Contributors: Sushant Agarwal, Paul Andersen, Henry C. Ashton, Enrique V. Barrera, Vinod K. Berry, Sati Bhattacharya, Subhendu Bhattacharya, D. J. Burton, Chang-Kook Hong, Erica Corral, Daniel De Kee, Kyle J. Frederic, Avraam I. Isayev, Jin Kuk Kim, Jue Lu, Agnes Oberlin, Marissa Pagalicawan, Meisha Shofner, Chang H. Song, V. Sridhar, Daneesh Simeon, Tatsuhiro Takahashi, Gary G. Tibbetts, Leszek A. Utracki, James L. White, Charles A. Wilkie, Richard P. Wool, Koichiro Yonetake, Jin Zhu
by Editor1 last modified September 10, 2009 - 11:50
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  • Covers the synthesis of nanomaterials that act as building blocks of PNCs and polymers that act as matrix materials
  • Reviews atomic scale and large structures of the nanoscale building blocks and their interfaces
  • Addresses the societal implications of PNCs
  • Describes current processing and the difficulties of obtaining good dispersion