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Carbon Nanotubes for Polymer Reinforcement

Author: Peng-Cheng Ma; Jang-Kyo Kim

Published: March, 2011

Price: $179.95

Publisher: CRC Press

Write-up:
Features
• Covers the use of carbon nanotubes in fabricating novel polymer composites
• Offers a comprehensive overview of the principles and mechanisms behind carbon nanotube dispersion and functionalisation
• Provides a selection of traditional and novel methods for the functionalisation and dispersion of carbon nanotubes in polymer matrices
• Estimates the effects of carbon nanotube functionalisation and dispersion on the functional and mechanical properties of polymer composites
• Helps composite engineers optimise fabrication of carbon nanotube/polymer nanocomposites


Summary
Discovered in the twentieth century, carbon nanotubes (CNT) were an integral part of science and industry by the beginning of the twenty first century, revolutionising chemistry, physics, and materials science. More recent advances in carbon nanotube production methods have resulted in a tremendous push to incorporate CNTs into polymer matrices. Although many advances have been made, two major obstacles continue unresolved: the enhancement of interfacial adhesion between CNTs and polymer matrix and the improvement of dispersion of CNTs in polymers.

Both substantial original contributors to the field, the authors present Carbon Nanotubes for Polymer Reinforcement, the first monograph on various conventional and innovative techniques to disperse and functionalise carbon nanotubes for polymer reinforcement, elegantly explaining the basic sciences and technologies involved in those processes.

Topics covered include:
• Use of CNTs in fabricating novel polymer composites
• Principles and mechanisms behind CNT dispersion and functionalisation
• Methods for the functionalisation and dispersion of CNTs in polymer matrices
• Effects of CNTs on functional and mechanical properties of polymer composites
• Optimisation of CNT/polymer nanocomposite fabrication

Carbon Nanotubes for Polymer Reinforcement is a comprehensive treatment and critical review of the new class of polymer nanocomposites and points to areas of future developments. Composites engineers, scientists, researchers, and students will find the basic knowledge and technical results contained herein informative and useful references for their work, whether for advanced research or for design and manufacture of such composites.


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