Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends
Author: Suprakas Sinha Ray,Reza Salehiyan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 0128168781
ISBN 13: 9780128168783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends Book Review:

Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends: Migration and Interface covers a wide range of nanoparticle types, emphasizing the mechanisms and parameters involved in the migration of nanofillers inside immiscible polymer blends. This book explores the influence of nanoparticle migration on the localization, and hence, morphology development, electrical conductivity, and met-rheological properties of blended composite materials. As the influence of solid particles, ranging in size from several hundred nanometers to a few microns in immiscible polymer blends has been extensively studied for use as compatibilizers, morphology stabilizers, and reinforcement agents, this book is a timely resource. Outlines techniques used to prepare nanoparticles-modified immiscible polymer blend composites Explains the structural and morphological development, and melt-state rheological behaviors of nanoparticles-modified immiscible polymer blend composites Discusses major industrial applications

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Roberto Scaffaro,Luigi Botta
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128090820
ISBN 13: 9780128090824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

Nanofillers can play two important roles in polymer blends. The first is the improvement of various properties such as mechanical, barrier, thermal, flame retardancy, and electrical properties. The second is the modification of miscibility/compatibility and morphology of polymer blends. The mechanism of action of nanoparticles to modify the morphology, interfacial properties, and performance of immiscible polymer blends relies on their localization, their interactions with polymer components, and the way these additives disperse within the polymer blend. The objective of this chapter is to review the research on nanofilled thermoplastic/thermoplastic polymer blends, paying particular attention both to the distribution of nanoparticles inside a binary polymer blend and to the effect of nanofillers on the morphology and on the properties of the thermoplastic polymer blends. In a large majority of cases, thermoplastic polymer blends filled with nanoparticles show better compatibility in terms of morphology size than pure blends. Moreover, the formation of a cocontinuous structure is promoted by the presence of the nanofiller.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Sarath Chandran
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 1455731609
ISBN 13: 9781455731602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

Over 30% of commercial polymers are blends or alloys or one kind or another. Nanostructured blends offer the scientist or plastics engineer a new range of possibilities with characteristics including thermodynamic stablility; the potential to improve material transparency, creep and solvent resistance; the potential to simultaneously increase tensile strength and ductility; superior rheological properties; and relatively low cost. Nanostructured Polymer Blends opens up immense structural possibilities via chemical and mechanical modifications that generate novel properties and functions and high-performance characteristics at a low cost. The emerging applications of these new materials cover a wide range of industry sectors, encompassing the coatings and adhesives industry, electronics, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace and medical devices (where polymer blends provide innovations in biocompatible materials). This book explains the science of nanostructure formation and the nature of interphase formations, demystifies the design of nanostructured blends to achieve specific properties, and introduces the applications for this important new class of nanomaterial. All the key topics related to recent advances in blends are covered: IPNs, phase morphologies, composites and nanocomposites, nanostructure formation, the chemistry and structure of additives, etc. Introduces the science and technology of nanostructured polymer blends – and the procedures involved in melt blending and chemical blending to produce new materials with specific performance characteristics Unlocks the potential of nanostructured polymer blends for applications across sectors, including electronics, energy/photovoltaics, aerospace/automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers) Explains the performance benefits in areas including rheological properties, thermodynamic stablility, material transparency, solvent resistance, etc.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku,Elijah Sobalaje Ogunniran
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128090812
ISBN 13: 9780128090817
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

Great progress has been made in the science and technology of polymer-based nanomaterials over the last decade. Nanostructured polymer systems have attracted much scientific and applied research interest. The last two decades have witnessed significant advances in polymer science and technology generally, but more so for polymer blends. The idea of blending two (or more) polymers, especially immiscible blends, has come with a lot of challenges. Achieving this has brought to the fore the art and science (and engineering) of compatibilization. During the last few decades, the addition of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes, and so on has advanced even further the creation of blends, alloys, and composites with different polymers. In making these blends, intermediaries such as compatibilizers, coupling agents, and other additives are often employed to bring about blends that are satisfactory for the purposes they are intended to serve. Nanostructured polymer blends formation has strongly improved the properties and structural integrities of polymer blends, by employing compatibilization as a tool to achieve such properties and structural integrities of polymer blends. Reinforcing compatibilized polymer blends with nanosize additives has further strengthened the properties and integrities of polymer blends, alloys, and composites.

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems
Author: Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Sarath Chandran
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2015-09-22
ISBN 10: 032339454X
ISBN 13: 9780323394543
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems Book Review:

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blend and Nanocomposite Systems offers readers an intelligent, thorough introduction to the design and applications of this new generation of designer polymers with customized properties. The book assembles and covers, in a unified way, the state-of-the-art developments of this less explored type of material. With a focus on nanostructured polymer blends, the book discusses the science of nanostructure formation and the potential performance benefits of nanostructured polymer blends and composites for applications across many sectors: electronics, coatings, adhesives, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace, automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers). The book also describes the design, morphology, and structure of nanostructured polymer composites and blends to achieve specific properties. Covers all important information for designing and selecting the right nanostructured polymer system Provides specialized knowledge on self-repairing, nanofibre and nanostructured multiphase materials, as well as evaluation and testing of nanostructured polymer systems Serves as a reference guide for development of new products in industries ranging from electronics, coatings, and energy, to transport and medical applications Describes the design, morphology, and structure of nanostructured polymer composites and blends to achieve specific properties

Micro and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems

Micro  and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems
Author: Charef Harrats,Sabu Thomas,Gabriel Groeninckx
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2005-09-29
ISBN 10: 1000611736
ISBN 13: 9781000611731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems Book Review:

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces focuses on the formation of phase morphology in polymer blends and copolymers and considers various types of blends including thermosets, thermoplastics, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and structured copolymers. The book carefully debates the processing

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Juan Rodríguez-Hernández
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 012809088X
ISBN 13: 9780128090886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

The design of polymer blends constitutes an interesting alternative to obtaining micro- and nanostructured surfaces. The cost is reasonable and it is free from time-consuming procedures. Blending of polymers can yield materials with unprecedented properties that cannot be provided otherwise by using a single polymer. The free surface topography of polymer blend films, often related to phase domain structure, is critical to the applications. Two main aspects need to be considered in the preparation of multistructured blends: the interfaces involved and the morphology to be obtained. The control of these two aspects depends further on materials-related parameters involving the composition of the blend, the interfacial tension or viscosity ratio, and the processing conditions related to the temperature, time, or intensity of mixing, among others. Both domain structure and topography of the blend films have garnered increasing interest over the past decade. This chapter describes the nanomicrostructures formed at the polymer surface from polymer blends. Despite the crucial role that surfaces play in the final application of the material, up to now most of the studies concerning polymer blends have been related to the control of the mechanical properties (toughness, stiffness, thermal expansion, etc.), their barrier properties, or the electrical conductivity. This chapter focuses on the analysis of the structured polymer surfaces and thin films, giving an overview of the role of these structures on the final application. The principles of phase separation and the resulting structures formed are briefly discussed, followed by a wide overview of the possibilities of producing stimuli-responsive interfaces by introducing, among other things, pH- or temperature-responsive polymers within the blend. Finally, we look at how using particular preparation conditions and/or self-assembly of block copolymers, the formation of films and surfaces with hierarchical order length-scales can be induced. We also examine the main areas in which multiscale-ordered interfaces obtained from polymer blends have been applied.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Chandran C. Sarath,Robert A. Shanks,S. Thomas
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128090782
ISBN 13: 9780128090787
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

Miscibility and compatibility in polymer blends is a topic of great academic and industrial importance. This is because miscibility and compatibility contribute to morphology, properties, and performance. Miscibility results in one phase; compatibility creates a disperse phase with size and stability determined by interfacial interactions. Miscible polymer properties are averaged similar to a plasticizer polymer, and compatible polymers retain properties of each component, such as toughening or reinforcement. With miscible polymer blends the continuous phase dominates properties; the disperse phase contributes via stress transfer. This chapter revisits the criteria for miscibility or compatibility in polymer blends and the contributors of compatibility compared with miscibility and incompatibility. Development of copolymers and their blending with thermosets and thermoplastics result in complex two-phase morphologies. The dynamics of phase separation observed in polymer blends leading to different morphologies and the criteria for phase separation is explained. A nanometer-dispersed phase requires strong interfacial interactions to stabilize the large interfacial area, and this is favored by rapid spinodal phase separation compared with size diminution by high shear. Nanoblends open up a new arena for polymer blends, and research shows that nanoblends have outstanding optical and mechanical properties.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Yuan Meng,Xinghong Zhang
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128090839
ISBN 13: 9780128090831
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

The engineering of nanostructured thermosets with different modifiers has generated significant interest, since improved overall properties are promised by good control over monodispersed microdomains. Incorporation of block copolymers and hyperbranched polymers are acknowledged as two efficient strategies to build up such nano/microcomposites, bearing distinct phase-segregating behaviors owing to respective unique architectures. In this chapter, we aim to illustrate the interplay between matrix and modifier from a perspective of thermodynamics. The two most common mechanisms of thermoset/block copolymer demixing are interpreted; most obtained morphologies of thermoset/hyperbranched polymers are broadly correlated to the width of the phase-separation conversion window. General preparation methods as well as time-temperature-transition diagrams are given to guide practice. Thermal, mechanical, and dynamic properties are covered, with an emphasis on how the formation of various nanostructures actually influences these properties.

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
Author: Roberto Scaffaro,Luigi Botta
Publsiher: Elsevier Inc. Chapters
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2013-11-28
ISBN 10: 0128090898
ISBN 13: 9780128090893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Polymer Blends Book Review:

The usefulness of any material, including nanocomposite polymer blends, depends on its degradability and durability. Thus, this chapter reviews the status of the research on degradation of nanocomposite polymer blends and, in particular, on clay-nanocomposite polymer blends, paying particular attention to both the role of the filler and the role of the blend morphology and composition. The results of recent research indicate that the clay has two opposing effects on the thermal stability of a nanocomposite polymer blend: (1) a promoter effect of the polymer matrix degradation, which decreases the thermal stability, and (2) a barrier effect, which improves the thermal stability. Moreover, the presence of organoclays generally reduces the photostability of nanocomposite polymer blends. Despite the effect of the filler, blend morphology and blend composition can significantly affect, either positively or negatively, the degradation behavior of the polymer blend nanocomposites.

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials
Author: Aparna Thankappan,Nandakumar Kalarikkal,Sabu Thomas,Aneesa Padinjakkara
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2018-11-20
ISBN 10: 1351376365
ISBN 13: 9781351376365
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials Book Review:

This volume provides in-depth knowledge and recent research on polymers and nanostructured materials from synthesis to advanced applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to this volume, covering new research on nanocomposites, polymer technology, and electrochemistry.

Nanostructures Synthesis Functional Properties and Application

Nanostructures  Synthesis  Functional Properties and Application
Author: Thomas Tsakalakos,Ilya A. Ovid'ko,Asuri K. Vasudevan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 694
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9400710194
ISBN 13: 9789400710191
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructures Synthesis Functional Properties and Application Book Review:

The Advanced Study Institute on Synthesis, Functional Properties and Applications of Nanostructures, held at the Knossos Royal Village, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, July 26, 2002 - August 4, 2002, successfully reviewed the state-of-the-art of nanostructures and nanotechnology. It was concluded that Nanotechnology is widely agreed to be the research focus that will lead to the next generation of breakthroughs in science and engineering. There are three cornerstones to the expectation that Nanotechnology will yield revolutionary advances in understanding and application: • Breakthroughs in properties that arise from materials fabricated from the nanoscale. • Synergistic behavior that arise from the combination of disparate types of materials (soft vs. hard, organic vs. inorganic, chemical vs. biological vs. solid state) at the nanoscale. • Exploitation of natural (e.g. chemical and biological) assembly mechanisms that can accomplish structural control at the nanoscale. It is expected that this will lead to paradigms for assembling bio-inspired functional systems that accomplish desirable properties that are either unavailable or prohibitively expensive using top-down approaches.

Nanodroplets

Nanodroplets
Author: Zhiming M. Wang
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN 10: 1461494729
ISBN 13: 9781461494720
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanodroplets Book Review:

Nanodroplets, the basis of complex and advanced nanostructures such as quantum rings, quantum dots and quantum dot clusters for future electronic and optoelectronic materials and devices, have attracted the interdisciplinary interest of chemists, physicists and engineers. This book combines experimental and theoretical analyses of nanosized droplets which reveal many attractive properties. Coverage includes nanodroplet synthesis, structure, unique behaviors and their nanofabrication, including chapters on focused ion beam, atomic force microscopy, molecular beam epitaxy and the "vapor-liquid- solid" route. Particular emphasis is given to the behavior of metallic nanodroplets, water nanodroplets and nanodroplets in polymer and metamaterial nanocomposites. The contributions of leading scientists and their research groups will provide readers with deeper insight into the chemical and physical mechanisms, properties, and potential applications of various nanodroplets.

Multiphase Polylactide Blends

Multiphase Polylactide Blends
Author: Mohammadreza Nofar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2021-07-15
ISBN 10: 0128241519
ISBN 13: 9780128241516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiphase Polylactide Blends Book Review:

Multiphase Polylactide Blends: Toward a Sustainable and Green Environment guides the reader through fundamentals, science, preparation, and key areas of innovation in polylactide (PLA) blends. Bio-based polymers, and notably PLA, have not only gained increasing interest as a more sustainable alternative but also bring challenges in terms of mechanical, rheological, thermal and physical properties, processability, shapability, and foamability. The use of blends looks to address these, with the development of new types of economically viable and environmentally friendly systems. This is a valuable book for academic researchers, scientists, and graduate students across bio-based polymers, polymer science, chemistry, and materials science, as well as engineers, R&D professionals, and all those in industry with interest in PLA-based blends, biopolymers, and sustainable materials and products. More specifically, the first three chapters of this book overview the fundamentals of thermoplastic polymers, polymer blends, and structure and properties of PLA. These chapters could technically be used as a valuable textbook on the noted topics. The rest of the chapters inclusively study the fundamentals, investigations, and achievements in PLA-based blends with various types of polymers. These include miscible blends of poly L-lactide and poly D-lactide, binary immiscible/miscible blends of PLA with other thermoplastics and elastomers, PLA-based ternary blends and blend nanocomposites, as well as PLA-based blend foams. Overall, this book provides a thorough and critical overview of the state of the art in PLA-based blends, including significant past and recent advances, with the aim of supporting and shaping further research and industrial application of these materials for the development of a green and sustainable future. Overviews the fundamentals of thermoplastic polymers, polymer blends, and the structure and properties of PLA. Provides detailed coverage of the fundamentals and science of PLA blends, including phase miscibility, thermal and mechanical properties, interface and rheological properties, the use of compatibilizers, and phase morphological analysis. Offers a thorough critical overview of the state of the art in processing and development of PLA-based blends, addressing key challenges and future perspectives. Covers the latest advances, including PLA-based ternary blends, blend nanocomposites, and PLA-based blend microcellular foams.

Advances in Polymer Processing

Advances in Polymer Processing
Author: S Thomas,Weimin Yang
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2009-05-30
ISBN 10: 1845696425
ISBN 13: 9781845696429
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Polymer Processing Book Review:

Processing techniques are critical to the performance of polymer products which are used in a wide range of industries. Advances in polymer processing: From macro- to nano- scales reviews the latest advances in polymer processing, techniques and materials. Part one reviews the fundamentals of polymer processing with chapters on rheology, materials and polymer extrusion. Part two then discusses advances in moulding technology with chapters on such topics as compression, rotational and blow moulding of polymers. Chapters in Part three review alternative processing technologies such as calendaring and coating, foam processing and radiation processing of polymers. Part four discusses micro and nano-technologies with coverage of themes such as processing of macro, micro and nanocomposites and processing of carbon nanotubes. The final section of the book addresses post-processing technologies with chapters on online monitoring and computer modelling as well as joining, machining, finishing and decorating of polymers. With is distinguished editors and team of international contributors, Advances in polymer processing: From macro- to nano- scales is an invaluable reference for engineers and academics concerned with polymer processing. Reviews the latest advances in polymer processing, techniques and materials analysing new challenges and opportunities Discusses the fundamentals of polymer processing considering the compounding and mixing of polymers as well as extrusion Assesses alternative processing technologies including calendaring and coating and thermoforming of polymers

Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems

Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems
Author: Abderrahim Boudenne,Laurent Ibos,Yves Candau,Sabu Thomas
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1032
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1119972884
ISBN 13: 9781119972884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Multiphase Polymer Systems Book Review:

Multiphase polymeric systems include a wide range of materials such as composites, blends, alloys, gels, and interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs). A one-stop reference on multiphase polymer systems, this book fully covers the preparation, properties, and applications of advanced multiphase systems from macro to nano scales. Edited by well-respected academics in the field of multiphase polymer systems, the book includes contributions from leading international experts. An essential resource for plastic and rubber technologists, filler specialists and researchers in fields studying thermal and electrical properties.

Innovations in Graphene Based Polymer Composites

Innovations in Graphene Based Polymer Composites
Author: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa,Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai,Vinod Ayyappan,Madhu Gattumane Motappa,Suchart Siengchin
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2022-06-20
ISBN 10: 0128237902
ISBN 13: 9780128237908
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Innovations in Graphene Based Polymer Composites Book Review:

Innovations in Graphene-Based Polymer Composites reviews recent developments in this important field of research. The book's chapters focus on processing methods, functionalization, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties, applications and life cycle assessment. Leading researchers from industry, academia and government research institutions from across the globe have contributed to the book, making it a valuable reference resource for materials scientists, academic researchers and industrial engineers working on recent developments in the area of graphene-based materials, graphene-based polymer blends and composites. Readers will gain insights into what has been explored to-date, along with associated benefits and challenges for the future. Presents a strong emphasis on synthesis methods, functionalization, processing and properties Includes chapters on characterization, electrical conductivity and modeling and simulation Provides recent advances in applications, including drawbacks and future scope

Nano Bioremediation Fundamentals and Applications

Nano Bioremediation  Fundamentals and Applications
Author: Hafiz M.N. Iqbal,Muhammad Bilal,Tuan Anh Nguyen
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 588
Release: 2021-11-10
ISBN 10: 0128241683
ISBN 13: 9780128241684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nano Bioremediation Fundamentals and Applications Book Review:

Nano-Bioremediation: Fundamentals and Applications explores how nano-bioremediation is used to remedy environmental pollutants. The book's chapters focus on the design, fabrication and application of advanced nanomaterials and their integration with biotechnological processes for the monitoring and treatment of pollutants in environmental matrices. It is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and environmental scientists who are looking to increase their understanding of bioremediation at the nanoscale. The mitigation of environmental pollution is the biggest challenge to researchers and the scientific community, hence this book provides answers to some important questions. As an advanced hybrid technology, nano-bioremediation refers to the integration of nanomaterials and bioremediation for the remediation of pollutants. The rapid pace of urbanization, massive development of industrial sectors, and modern agricultural practices all cause a controlled or uncontrolled release of environmentally-related hazardous contaminants that are seriously threatening every key sphere, including the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere. Explores the current and potential applications of nano-bioremediation in the remediation of hazardous pollutants Outlines the major properties and classes of nanomaterials that make them efficient bioremediation agents Assesses the major challenges of effectively implementing bioremediation techniques at the nanoscale

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites
Author: Suprakas Sinha Ray
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-15
ISBN 10: 331997792X
ISBN 13: 9783319977928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processing of Polymer based Nanocomposites Book Review:

Processing of polymer nanocomposites usually requires special attention since the resultant structure—micro- and nano-level, is directly influenced by among other factors, polymer/nano-additive chemistry and the processing strategy. This book consolidates knowledge, from fundamental to product development, on polymer nanocomposites processing with special emphasis on the processing-structure-property-performance relationships in a wide range of polymer nanocomposites. Furthermore, this book focuses on emerging processing technologies such as electrospinning, which has very exciting applications ranging from medical to filtration. Additionally, the important role played by the nanoparticles in polymer blends structures has been illustrated in the current book, with special focus on fundamental aspects and properties of nanoparticles migration and interface crossing in immiscible polymer blend nanocomposites. This book focuses heavily on the processing technologies and strategies and extensively addresses the processing-structure-property-performance relationships in a wide range of polymer nanocomposites, such as commodity polymers (chapter 1), engineering polymers (chapter 2), elastomers (chapter 3), thermosets (chapter 4), biopolymers (chapter 5), polymer blends (chapter 6), and electrospun polymer (chapter 7). The important role played by nanoparticles in polymer blends structures in particular is illustrated. The book is useful to undergraduate and postgraduate students (polymer engineering, materials science & engineering, chemical & process engineering), as well as research & development personnel, engineers, and material scientists.

Micro and Nanostructured Polymer Systems

Micro  and Nanostructured Polymer Systems
Author: Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Jithin Joy
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-01-05
ISBN 10: 1498721591
ISBN 13: 9781498721592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Micro and Nanostructured Polymer Systems Book Review:

This book focuses on the recent trends in micro- and nano-structured polymer systems, particularly natural polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, and their composites, blends, and IPNs. This valuable volume covers the occurrence, synthesis, isolation, production, properties and applications, modification, as well as the relevant analysis techniques to reveal the structures and properties of polymer systems. Biobased polymer blends and composites occupy a unique position in the dynamic world of new biomaterials. The growing need for lubricious coatings and surfaces in medical devices—an outcome of the move from invasive to noninvasive medicines and procedures—is playing a major role in the advancement of biomaterials technology. Natural polymers have attained their cutting-edge technology through various platforms, and this book presents a multitude of information about them. Topics include biopolymer–synthetic systems, nanomaterial–polymer structures, multi-characterization techniques, polymer blends and composites, polymer gels and polyelectrolytes, and many other interesting aspects of interests to researchers. This book will be valuable to scientists, physicians, pharmacists, engineers, and other specialists in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial.