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Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties

Author: Vikas Mittal

Published:
2010

Publisher:
Wiley

Price:
US $ 190

Write-up:
A one-stop resource for researchers and developers alike, this book covers a plethora of nanocomposite properties and their enhancement mechanisms.


With contributors from industry as well as academia, each chapter elucidates in detail the mechanisms to achieve a certain functionality of the polymer nanocomposite, such as improved biodegradability, increased chemical resistance and tribological performance. Special emphasis is laid on the interdependence of the factors that affect the nanocomposite properties such that readers obtain the information necessary to synthesise the polymer materials according to the requirements of their respective applications.

Table of contents:

• Polymer nanocomposites: synthesis, microstructure and properties
• Morphology development in thermoset nanocomposites
• Morphology and interface development in rubber-clay nanocomposites
• Morphology development in polyolefin nanocomposites
• Rheological behaviour of polymer nanocomposites
• Mechanical property enhancement of polymer nanocomposites
• Stress transfer and fracture mechanisms in carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer nanocomposites
• Barrier resistance generation in polymer nanocomposites
• Mechanisms of thermal stability enhancement in polymer nanocomposites
• Mechanisms of tribological performance improvement in polymer nanocomposites
• Mechanisms of biodegradability generation in polymer nanocomposites
• Self-healing in nanoparticle-reinforced polymers and other polymer systems
• Crystallisation in polymer nanocomposites
• Prediction of the mechanical properties of nanocomposites
• Morphology generation in polymer nanocomposites using various layered silicates
• Thermomechanical properties of nanocomposites
• Effect of processing conditions on the morphology and properties of polymer nanocomposites


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