Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers
Author: Roham Rafiee
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 586
Release: 2017-10-06
ISBN 10: 0323482228
ISBN 13: 9780323482226
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymers: From Nanoscale to Macroscale addresses the advances in nanotechnology that have led to the development of a new class of composite materials known as CNT-reinforced polymers. The low density and high aspect ratio, together with their exceptional mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, render carbon nanotubes as a good reinforcing agent for composites. In addition, these simulation and modeling techniques play a significant role in characterizing their properties and understanding their mechanical behavior, and are thus discussed and demonstrated in this comprehensive book that presents the state-of-the-art research in the field of modeling, characterization and processing. The book separates the theoretical studies on the mechanical properties of CNTs and their composites into atomistic modeling and continuum mechanics-based approaches, including both analytical and numerical ones, along with multi-scale modeling techniques. Different efforts have been done in this field to address the mechanical behavior of isolated CNTs and their composites by numerous researchers, signaling that this area of study is ongoing. Explains modeling approaches to carbon nanotubes, together with their application, strengths and limitations Outlines the properties of different carbon nanotube-based composites, exploring how they are used in the mechanical and structural components Analyzes the behavior of carbon nanotube-based composites in different conditions

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites
Author: Marcio Loos
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN 10: 145573196X
ISBN 13: 9781455731961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites introduces a wide audience of engineers, scientists and product designers to this important and rapidly expanding class of high performance composites. Dr Loos provides readers with the scientific fundamentals of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), CNT composites and nanotechnology in a way which will enable them to understand the performance, capability and potential of the materials under discussion. He also investigates how CNT reinforcement can be used to enhance the mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of polymer composites. Production methods, processing technologies and applications are fully examined, with reference to relevant patents. Finally, health and safety issues related to the use of CNTs are investigated. Dr. Loos compares the theoretical expectations of using CNTs to the results obtained in labs, and explains the reasons for the discrepancy between theoretical and experimental results. This approach makes the book an essential reference and practical guide for engineers and product developers working with reinforced polymers – as well as researchers and students in polymer science, materials and nanotechnology. A wealth of applications information is included, taken from the wide range of industry sectors utilizing CNT reinforced composites, such as energy, coatings, defense, electronics, medical devices, and high performance sports equipment. Introduces a wide range of readers involved in plastics engineering, product design and manufacturing to the relevant topics in nano-science, nanotechnology, nanotubes and composites. Assesses effects of CNTs as reinforcing agents, both in a materials context and an applications setting. Focuses on applications aspects – performance, cost, health and safety, etc – for a wide range of industry sectors, e.g. energy, coatings, defense, electronics, medical devices, high performance sports equipment, etc.

Modelling of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube reinforced Polymers with Applications to Composite Structures

Modelling of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube reinforced Polymers with Applications to Composite Structures
Author: Justin Wuite
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2006
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:858679035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes
Author: Mohamed Berber,Inas Hazzaa Hafez
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 506
Release: 2016-07-20
ISBN 10: 9535124692
ISBN 13: 9789535124696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Nanotubes Book Review:

This book shows the recent advances of the applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), in particular, the polymer functionalized carbon nanotubes. It also includes a comprehensive description of carbon nanotubes' preparation, properties, and characterization. Therefore, we have attempted to provide detailed information about the polymer-carbon nanotube composites. With regard to the unique structure and properties of carbon nanotubes, a series of important findings have been reported. The unique properties of carbon nanotubes, including thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties, after polymer functionalization have been documented in detail. This book comprises 18 chapters. The chapters include different applications of polymer functionalization CNTs, e.g. photovoltaic, biomedical, drug delivery, gene delivery, stem cell therapy, thermal therapy, biological detection and imaging, electroanalytical, energy, supercapacitor, and gas sensor applications.

Application of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite to Electrothermal Actuator

Application of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite to Electrothermal Actuator
Author: Keiichi Shirasu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154295306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite to Electrothermal Actuator Book Review:

Electrothermal bimorph actuators have been widely researched, comprising two layers with asymmetric expansion that generate a bending displacement. Actuation performance greatly relies upon the difference of the coefficients of thermal expansion (CTE) between the two material layers. Since traditionally used bimorph materials have positive CTE values, the generated displacements are restricted because of their relatively low CTE difference. Currently, the synthesis and characterization of carbon nanotube (CNT)/polymer composite actuators are topics of intense research activity. CNTs have been attracting much interest because of their superior electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. In addition, the negative CTE value of CNTs in the axial direction has been investigated analytically, leading one to expect that the CTE of the composites in a direction parallel to the CNT alignment will drastically decrease by containing the aligned CNTs into polymer materials. In this chapter, an experimental method for determining the CTE of a CNT in the axial direction is discussed. Based on this result, we demonstrate an electrothermal bimorph actuator having a large bending displacement and high force output using an aligned CNT-reinforced epoxy composite and thin aluminum foil. Performance characteristics including power and work output per unit volume versus frequency are also reviewed.

Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites and Evaluating Its Thermal Conductivities

Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites and Evaluating Its Thermal Conductivities
Author: Raghuram Basavanahalli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780542946585
ISBN 13: 0542946580
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Finite Element Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites and Evaluating Its Thermal Conductivities Book Review:

High thermal conductivity of carbon nanotubes has motivated us to study and understand the thermal mechanisms in nanocomposites. Though several theoretical models predict a high thermal conductivity for CNT reinforced polymer composites, the experimental validation are not so encouraging. A finite element model of MWNT reinforced nanocomposite is developed based on continuum mechanics approach. The finite element model is a representative volume element (RVE) with single MWNT inclusion. The inclusion is modeled based on the continuum model of MWNT as effective solid fiber [22]. The interface resistance between the nanotube and the matrix material is modeled using thermal contact elements. The finite element analysis was carried out keeping volume fraction of MWNT fibers as constant and varying three important parameters which influences the effective thermal conductivity. Analysis with varying volume fractions of CNT fibers was also carried out to study the influence of volume fraction. The results obtained were in agreeable range with the theoretical calculations made based on the work of Bagchi and Nomura [22]. The effective thermal conductivity of MWNT reinforced nanocomposites with MWNTs of high aspect ratios showed gradual increase in conductivity with increase in length while it showed a drastic decrease in effective thermal conductivity with increase in the diameter of the MWNT inclusion. The finite element analysis showed that the interface resistance between the nanotube and the matrix material does not affect effective thermal conductivity noticeably which is contradictory with few theoretical models which attribute interface resistance for lower than expected effective thermal conductivity. The analysis predicts linear increase of effective thermal conductivity with increase in volume fraction of the MWNT fibers in matrix material; this is also in accordance with the theoretical model. The above analysis also validates the use of finite element approach based on continuum mechanics in studying the overall behavior of the nanocomposites.

Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes
Author: Arvind Agarwal,Srinivasa Rao Bakshi,Debrupa Lahiri
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 325
Release: 2018-09-03
ISBN 10: 1439811504
ISBN 13: 9781439811504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Nanotubes Book Review:

From the Foreword, written by legendary nano pioneer M. Meyyappan, Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, California, USA: "...there is critical need for a book to summarize the status of the field but more importantly to lay out the principles behind the technology. This is what Professor Arvind Agarwal and his co-workers ... have done here." Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites reflects the authors’ desire to share the benefits of nanotechnology with the masses by developing metal matrix carbon nanotube (MM-CNT) composites for large-scale applications. Multiwall carbon nanotubes can now be produced on a large scale and at a significantly reduced cost. The book explores potential applications and applies the author’s own research to highlight critical developmental issues for different MM-CNT composites—and then outline novel solutions. With this problem-solving approach, the book explores: Advantages, limitations, and the evolution of processing techniques used for MM-CNT composites Characterization techniques unique to the study of MM-CNT composites—and the limitations of these methods Existing research on different MM-CNT composites, presented in useful tables that include composition, processing method, quality of CNT dispersion, and properties The micro-mechanical strengthening that results from adding CNT The applicability of micro-mechanics models in MM-CNT composites Significance of chemical stability for carbon nanotubes in the metal matrix as a function of processing, and its impact on CNT/metal interface and mechanical properties Computational studies that have not been sufficiently covered although they are essential to research and development The critical issue of CNT dispersion in the metal matrix, as well as a unique way to quantify CNT distribution and subsequently improve control of the processing parameters for obtaining improved properties Carbon Nanotubes: Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites paints a vivid picture of scientific and application achievements in this field. Exploring the mechanisms through which CNTs are enhancing the properties of different metal-based composites, the authors provide a roadmap to help researchers develop MM-CNT composites and choose potential materials for use in emerging areas of technology.

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites

Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Composites
Author: Sie Chin Tjong
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2009-04-08
ISBN 10: 3527627006
ISBN 13: 9783527627004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Providing a broad insight into the potential applications of carbon nanotubes with metals and ceramic materials as a matrix, this book focuses on the preparation and the microstructural, physical, and mechanical characterizations of such novel nanocomposites. It features information on current synthesis and structure-property-relationships of metals and ceramics reinforced with CNT, organizing the vast array of surveys scattered throughout the literature in a single monograph. With its laboratory protocols and data tables this is invaluable reading for research workers and academics, as well as for applied scientists and industry personnel.

Fundamental Study of the Machinability of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites

Fundamental Study of the Machinability of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: Johnson Samuel
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781109223842
ISBN 13: 1109223846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamental Study of the Machinability of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

The effective manufacturing of micro/meso-scale parts and products using carbon nanotube (CNT) composites requires a knowledge base that will enable the design of these composites to meet both the micro-scale engineering and manufacturing requirements. This research has sought to understand the effect of CNTs on the machining performance of CNT composites and to identify critical microstructural parameters that influence their machinability.

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems
Author: Gregory M. Odegard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NASA:31769000643323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube reinforced Polymer Composite Systems Book Review:

In this study, a technique has been proposed for developing constitive models for polymer composite systems reinforced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT). Since the polymer molecules are on the same size scale as the nanotubes, the interaction at the polymer/nanotube interface is highly dependent on the local molecular structure and bonding. At these small length scales, the lattice structures of the nanotube and polymer chains cannot be be considered continuous, and the bulk mechanical properties of the SWNT/polymer composites can no longer be determined through traditional micromechanical approaches that are formulated using continuum mechanics. It is proposed herein that the nanotube, the local polymer near the nanotube, and the nanotube/polymer interface can be modeled as an effective continuum fiber using an equivalent-continuum modeling method.

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite Systems

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite Systems
Author: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-06-20
ISBN 10: 9781721268702
ISBN 13: 1721268707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Constitutive Modeling of Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Composite Systems Book Review:

In this study, a technique has been proposed for developing constitutive models for polymer composite systems reinforced with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT). Since the polymer molecules are on the same size scale as the nanotubes, the interaction at the polymer/nanotube interface is highly dependent on the local molecular structure and bonding. At these small length scales, the lattice structures of the nanotube and polymer chains cannot be considered continuous, and the bulk mechanical properties of the SWNT/polymer composites can no longer be determined through traditional micromechanical approaches that are formulated using continuum mechanics. It is proposed herein that the nanotube, the local polymer near the nanotube, and the nanotube/polymer interface can be modeled as an effective continuum fiber using an equivalent-continuum modeling method. The effective fiber retains the local molecular structure and bonding information and serves as a means for incorporating micromechanical analyses for the prediction of bulk mechanical properties of SWNT/polymer composites with various nanotube sizes and orientations. As an example, the proposed approach is used for the constitutive modeling of two SWNT/polyethylene composite systems, one with continuous and aligned SWNT and the other with discontinuous and randomly aligned nanotubes. Odegard, Gregory M. and Harik, Vasyl M. and Wise, Kristopher E. and Gates, Thomas S. Langley Research Center NASA/TM-2001-211044, L-18094, NAS 1.15:211044

Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials

Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials
Author: A. Paipetis,V. Kostopoulos
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2012-09-13
ISBN 10: 9400742460
ISBN 13: 9789400742468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Nanotube Enhanced Aerospace Composite Materials Book Review:

The well documented increase in the use of high performance composites as structural materials in aerospace components is continuously raising the demands in terms of dynamic performance, structural integrity, reliable life monitoring systems and adaptive actuating abilities. Current technologies address the above issues separately; material property tailoring and custom design practices aim to the enhancement of dynamic and damage tolerance characteristics, whereas life monitoring and actuation is performed with embedded sensors that may be detrimental to the structural integrity of the component. This publication explores the unique properties of carbon nanotubes (CNT) as an additive in the matrix of Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRP), for producing structural composites with improved mechanical performance as well as sensing/actuating capabilities. The successful combination of the CNT properties and existing sensing actuating technologies leads to the realization of a multifunctional FRP structure. The current volume presents the state of the art research in this field. The contributions cover all the aspects of the novel composite systems, i.e. modeling from nano to macro scale, enhancement of structural efficiency, dispersion and manufacturing, integral health monitoring abilities, Raman monitoring, as well as the capabilities that ordered carbon nanotube arrays offer in terms of sensing and/or actuating in aerospace composites.

Syntheses and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites

Syntheses and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites
Author: Satoru Suzuki
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 550
Release: 2013-05-09
ISBN 10: 9535111256
ISBN 13: 9789535111252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Syntheses and Applications of Carbon Nanotubes and Their Composites Book Review:

Carbon nanotubes are rolled up graphene sheets with a quasi-one-dimensional structure of nanometer-scale diameter. In these last twenty years, carbon nanotubes have attracted much attention from physicists, chemists, material scientists, and electronic device engineers, because of their excellent structural, electronic, optical, chemical and mechanical properties. More recently, demand for innovative industrial applications of carbon nanotubes is increasing. This book covers recent research topics regarding syntheses techniques of carbon nanotubes and nanotube-based composites, and their applications. The chapters in this book will be helpful to many students, engineers and researchers working in the field of carbon nanotubes.

Prediction of the Elastic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers A Comparative Study of Several Micromechanical Models

Prediction of the Elastic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers  A Comparative Study of Several Micromechanical Models
Author: Selmi Abdellatif
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1154218746
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prediction of the Elastic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers A Comparative Study of Several Micromechanical Models Book Review:

Prediction of the Elastic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers: A Comparative Study of Several Micromechanical Models.

Polymer Carbon Nanotube Composites

Polymer Carbon Nanotube Composites
Author: Tony McNally,Petra Pötschke
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2011-03-28
ISBN 10: 0857091395
ISBN 13: 9780857091390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Carbon Nanotube Composites Book Review:

Understanding the properties of polymer carbon nanotube (CNT) composites is the key to these materials finding new applications in a wide range of industries, including but not limited to electronics, aerospace and biomedical/bioengineering. Polymer-carbon nanotube composites provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the preparation, characterisation, properties and applications of these technologically interesting new materials. Part one covers the preparation and processing of composites of thermoplastics with CNTs, with chapters covering in-situ polymerization, melt processing and CNT surface treatment, as well as elastomer and thermoset CNT composites. Part two concentrates on properties and characterization, including chapters on the quantification of CNT dispersion using microscopy techniques, and on topics as diverse as thermal degradation of polymer/CNT composites, the use of rheology, Raman spectroscopy and multi-scale modelling to study polymer/CNT composites, and CNT toxicity. In part three, the applications of polymer/CNT composites are reviewed, with chapters on specific applications such as in fibres and cables, bioengineering applications and conductive polymer CNT composites for sensing. With its distinguished editors and international team of contributors, Polymer-carbon nanotube composites is an essential reference for scientists, engineers and designers in high-tech industry and academia with an interest in polymer nanotechnology and nanocomposites. Provides comprehensive and in-depth coverage of the preparation, characterisation and properties of these technologically interesting new materials Reviews the preparation and processing of composites of thermoplastics with CNTs, covering in-situ polymerization, melt processing and CNT surface treatment Explores applications of polymer/CNT composites such as in fibres and cables, bioengineering applications and conductive polymer CNT composites for sensing

3D Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites

3D Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites
Author: L. Tong,A.P. Mouritz,M. Bannister
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2002-11-20
ISBN 10: 9780080525822
ISBN 13: 0080525822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

3D Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites Book Review:

Fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composites are used in almost every type of advanced engineering structure, with their usage ranging from aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft through to boats, ships and offshore platforms and to automobiles, sports goods, chemical processing equipment and civil infrastructure such as bridges and buildlings. The usage of FRP composites continues to grow at an impessive rate as these materials are used more in their existing markets and become established in relatively new markets such as biomedical devices and civil structures. A key factor driving the increased applications of composites over the recent years is the development of new advanced forms of FRP materials. This includes developments in high performance resin systems and new styles of reinforcement, such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles. This book provides an up-to-date account of the fabrication, mechanical properties, delamination resistance, impact tolerance and applications of 3D FRP composites. The book focuses on 3D composites made using the textile technologies of weaving, braiding, knitting and stiching as well as by z-pinning.

Nanocarbon and Its Composites

Nanocarbon and Its Composites
Author: Anish Khan,Mohammad Jawaid,Dr. Inamuddin,Abdullah M. Ahmed Asiri
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 0081025106
ISBN 13: 9780081025109
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocarbon and Its Composites Book Review:

Nanocarbon and Its Composites: Preparation, Properties and Applications provides a detailed and comprehensive review of all major innovations in the field of nanocarbons and their composites, including preparation, properties and applications. Coverage is broad and quite extensive, encouraging future research in carbon-based materials, which are in high demand due to the need to develop more sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly methods for materials. Chapters are written by eminent scholars and leading experts from around the globe who discuss the properties and applications of carbon-based materials, such as nanotubes (buckytubes), fullerenes, cones, horns, rods, foams, nanodiamonds and carbon black, and much more. Chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of carbon-based materials in different application fields and illustrate how to achieve significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from design, synthesis, characterization and applications of nanocarbon based composites Aims to compile information on the various aspects of synthesis, properties and applications of nano-carbon based materials Presents a useful reference and technical guide for university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.)

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material
Author: A. K. Haghi,Praveen K.M.,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1351048112
ISBN 13: 9781351048118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material Book Review:

Carbon nanotubes, with their extraordinary engineering properties, have garnered much attention in the past 10 years. Because of the broad range of potential applications, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications. Presenting up-to-date literature that presents the current state of the science, this book, Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Material: Integrating Theory and Technique, fully explores the development phase of carbon nanotube-based applications. It looks at carbon nanotubes and their applications in diverse areas of science and engineering and considers environmental engineering applications as well. This volume is a valuable resource for engineers, scientists, researchers, and professionals in a wide range of disciplines whose focus remains on the power and promise of carbon nanotubes.

Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites

Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites
Author: Brian P. Grady
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-07-08
ISBN 10: 9781118084373
ISBN 13: 1118084373
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Carbon Nanotube Polymer Composites Book Review:

The accessible compendium of polymers in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)—extremely thin tubes only a few nanometers in diameter but able to attain lengths thousands of times greater—are prime candidates for use in the development of polymer composite materials. Bringing together thousands of disparate research works, Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites: Manufacture, Properties, and Applications covers CNT-polymers from synthesis to potential applications, presenting the basic science and engineering of this dynamic and complex area in an accessible, readable way. Designed to be of use to polymer scientists, engineers, chemists, physicists, and materials scientists, the book covers carbon nanotube fundamentals to help polymer experts understand CNTs, and polymer physics to help those in the CNT field, making it an invaluable resource for anyone working with CNT-polymer composites. Detailed chapters describe the mechanical, rheological, electrical, and thermal properties of carbon nanotube-polymer composites. Including a glossary that defines key terms, Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites is essential reading for anyone looking to gain a fundamental understanding of CNTs and polymers, as well as potential and current applications, including electronics (shielding and transparent electrodes), flame retardants, and electromechanics (sensors and actuators), and their challenges.

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Jinsong Leng,Alan Kin-tak Lau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN 10: 1439816832
ISBN 13: 9781439816837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites Book Review:

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites, how they compare with traditional composites, and th