Polymer Science and Nanotechnology

Polymer Science and Nanotechnology
Author: Ravin Narain
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-06-16
ISBN 10: 0128168072
ISBN 13: 9780128168073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Science and Nanotechnology Book Review:

Polymer Science and Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications brings together the latest advances in polymer science and nanoscience. Sections explain the fundamentals of polymer science, including key aspects and methods in terms of molecular structure, synthesis, characterization, microstructure, phase structure and processing and properties before discussing the materials of particular interest and utility for novel applications, such as hydrogels, natural polymers, smart polymers and polymeric biomaterials. The second part of the book examines essential techniques in nanotechnology, with an emphasis on the utilization of advanced polymeric materials in the context of nanoscience. Throughout the book, chapters are prepared so that materials and products can be geared towards specific applications. Two chapters cover, in detail, major application areas, including fuel and solar cells, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, membranes, water treatment and oil recovery. Presents the latest applications of polymers and polymeric nanomaterials, across energy, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental fields Contains detailed coverage of polymer nanocomposites, polymer nanoparticles, and hybrid polymer-metallic nanoparticles Supports an interdisciplinary approach, enabling readers from different disciplines to understand polymer science and nanotechnology and the interface between them

Computational Studies Nanotechnology and Solution Thermodynamics of Polymer Systems

Computational Studies  Nanotechnology  and Solution Thermodynamics of Polymer Systems
Author: Mark D. Dadmun,W. Alexander Van Hook,Donald W. Noid,Yuri B. Melnichenko,Robert G. Sumpter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2010-12-01
ISBN 10: 9781441933560
ISBN 13: 1441933565
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Computational Studies Nanotechnology and Solution Thermodynamics of Polymer Systems Book Review:

This text is the published version of many ofthe talks presented at two symposiums held as part of the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS) in Knoxville, TN in October, 1999. The Symposiums, entitled Solution Thermodynamics of Polymers and Computational Polymer Science and Nanotechnology, provided outlets to present and discuss problems of current interest to polymer scientists. It was, thus, decided to publish both proceedings in a single volume. The first part of this collection contains printed versions of six of the ten talks presented at the Symposium on Solution Thermodynamics of Polymers organized by Yuri B. Melnichenko and W. Alexander Van Hook. The two sessions, further described below, stimulated interesting and provocative discussions. Although not every author chose to contribute to the proceedings volume, the papers that are included faithfully represent the scope and quality of the symposium. The remaining two sections are based on the symposium on Computational Polymer Science and Nanotechnology organized by Mark D. Dadmun, Bobby G. Sumpter, and Don W. Noid. A diverse and distinguished group of polymer and materials scientists, biochemists, chemists and physicists met to discuss recent research in the broad field of computational polymer science and nanotechnology. The two-day oral session was also complemented by a number of poster presentations. The first article of this section is on the important subject of polymer blends. M. D.

Nanotechnology in Textiles

Nanotechnology in Textiles
Author: Mangala Joshi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 1000091090
ISBN 13: 9781000091090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Textiles Book Review:

In recent times, polymer nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of scientific interest due to their unique advantages over conventional plastic materials, such as superior strength, modulus, thermal stability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and gas barrier. They are finding real and fast-growing applications in wide-ranging fields such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, packaging, and sports. This book focuses on the development of polymer nanocomposites as an advanced material for textile applications, such as fibers, coatings, and nanofibers. It compiles and details cutting-edge research in the science and nanotechnology of textiles with special reference to polymer nanocomposites in the form of invited chapters from scientists and subject experts from various institutes from all over the world. They include authors who are actively involved in the research and development of polymer nanocomposites with a wide range of functions—including antimicrobial, flame-retardant, gas barrier, shape memory, sensor, and energy-scavenging—as well as medical applications, such as tissue engineering and wound dressings, to create a new range of smart and intelligent textiles. Edited by Mangala Joshi, a prominent nanotechnology researcher at the premier Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, this book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, nanocomposites, advanced materials, polymers, fibers and textiles, and technical textiles.

Nanotechnology in Textiles

Nanotechnology in Textiles
Author: Mangala Joshi
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 910
Release: 2020-05-13
ISBN 10: 1000091031
ISBN 13: 9781000091038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Textiles Book Review:

In recent times, polymer nanocomposites have attracted a great deal of scientific interest due to their unique advantages over conventional plastic materials, such as superior strength, modulus, thermal stability, thermal and electrical conductivity, and gas barrier. They are finding real and fast-growing applications in wide-ranging fields such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, packaging, and sports. This book focuses on the development of polymer nanocomposites as an advanced material for textile applications, such as fibers, coatings, and nanofibers. It compiles and details cutting-edge research in the science and nanotechnology of textiles with special reference to polymer nanocomposites in the form of invited chapters from scientists and subject experts from various institutes from all over the world. They include authors who are actively involved in the research and development of polymer nanocomposites with a wide range of functions—including antimicrobial, flame-retardant, gas barrier, shape memory, sensor, and energy-scavenging—as well as medical applications, such as tissue engineering and wound dressings, to create a new range of smart and intelligent textiles. Edited by Mangala Joshi, a prominent nanotechnology researcher at the premier Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, this book will appeal to anyone involved in nanotechnology, nanocomposites, advanced materials, polymers, fibers and textiles, and technical textiles.

Nanotechnological Applications Of Novel Polymers

Nanotechnological Applications Of Novel Polymers
Author: Mohsen Adeli
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN 10: 9788178954127
ISBN 13: 8178954125
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnological Applications Of Novel Polymers Book Review:

It is not a long time since the primary tools of technology were invented and we are not very old to forget the beginning of computer age and its subsequent technologies. Now we are at the onset of a revolution in the science and technology named nano-science and nanotechnology which deal with the design, characterization, production, application and investigation of behavior of materials and systems in the atomic, molecular or nanometer scales. Nanoscience and nanotechnology actually is a new view to traditional science and technologies and it will affect most areas of human life. Polymer science and technology are already affected by it and it seems nanoscience and nanotechnology have changed their routes. They set new topics in science and technical applications of polymeric materials, and expose unique opportunities in the performance and application of these materials. Enhancing the properties of traditional polymers and preparation of new products by using nanoscience and nanotechnology has currently received an exceptional interest from the researchers, technology incubators and commercial organizations for going forward in introducing the materials which have new nanocomposite or hybrid structures, new properties, and new performance standards. The relation between nanotechnology and polymer science and technology goes back to the progress and modification of the traditional polymers either by nanomaterials and synthesis of well-defined and tailored polymers in one hand, or macromolecules having nanometer size, new structure and properties, in the other. Due to the importance of polymers with a well-defined structure, this book will focus on the later section. Clearly the explanation of nanotechnological applications of even one class of novel polymers in all areas is a demanding task. However, we will try to focus on the especial types of polymers and their applications in special areas. Well-defined and three dimensional structure, small size, high functionality, cavity and other interesting properties differentiate dendrimers and dendritic polymers from other polymers and macromolecules and make them unique building blocks for using in nanotechnology. In our previous book entitled Novel Polymers and Nanoscience we focused on the synthesis and preparation of novel polymers such as dendrimers, hyperbranched polymers, star polymers, conductive polymers and hybrid materials. This book explains some of applications of these polymers in some areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology such as nanomedicine, nanocatalyst, nanocomposites, nanopatterning and imprinting.

Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems

Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems
Author: Jose James,Sabu Thomas,Nandakumar Kalarikkal,Yang Weimin,Kaushik Pal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 0429891830
ISBN 13: 9780429891830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems Book Review:

Recent years have witnessed the sheer growth of macromolecular concepts and nanotechnology-based innovations in polymer science. Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems is a collection of contributions from materials science experts across the globe. The fabrication and characterization of polymeric systems are still important in the study of materials science, and the quality measurements of newly designed polymeric stuffs demand systematic and new characterization protocols. The volume highlights some of the latest innovations and principles of nanostructured polymeric materials and polymer nanocomposites. It is devoted to novel architectures at the nano-level with an emphasis on new synthesis and characterization methods. Organized into several sections, the chapters cover a selection of topics on: Biocomposites and nanocomposites Interpenetrating polymeric networks and nanostructured materials Theoretical protocols for polymers and clusters Special topics in polymer processing and polymer coating. This survey will be an important resource for those involved in the field of polymer materials design for advanced technologies, including scientists, engineers, and budding researchers working in the area of polymer science and nanotechnology.

Physical Aspects of Polymer Self Assembly

Physical Aspects of Polymer Self Assembly
Author: P. R. Sundararajan
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 1118994337
ISBN 13: 9781118994337
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physical Aspects of Polymer Self Assembly Book Review:

Offering an overview of principles and techniques, this book covers all major categories of self-assembled polymers – properties, processes, and design. Each chapter focuses on morphology, applications, and advanced concepts to illustrate the advantages of polymer self-assembly across industrial and academic research. • Provides an organized, comprehensive overview of polymer self-assembly, its fundamentals, principles, and applications • Includes chapters on block copolymers, amphiphilic polymers, supramolecular polymers, rotaxenes, polymer gels, dendrimers, and small molecules in polymer matrices • Focuses on novel applications, block copolymer assembly to nanotechnology, photonics and metamaterials, molecular machines and artificial muscle, gels that can be applied to polymer science, materials science, and nanotechnology • Examines state-of-the-art concepts, like lithographic patterning and foldaxane • Discusses challenges and future outlook of a popular and emerging field of study

From Colloids to Nanotechnology

From Colloids to Nanotechnology
Author: Miklos Zrinyi,Zoltán Hórvölgyi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2004-06-07
ISBN 10: 3540451196
ISBN 13: 9783540451198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Colloids to Nanotechnology Book Review:

This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the 8th Conference on Colloid Chemistry. It was hosted by the Hungarian Chemical Society and organized by Budapest University of Technology and Economics and was held in Keszthely, Hungary in September 2002. A colloidal approach to nano science was one of the main topics of the meeting. It was revealed that the colloid science provides a strong background of the modern material science and nanotechnology. This volume is intended for professionals doing fundamental research or development of industrial applications, who encounter colloid particles, colloid structures, and interface phenomena during their work.

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications
Author: Mariam Al Ali AlMaadeed,Deepalekshmi Ponnamma,Marcelo A. Carignano
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2020-05-29
ISBN 10: 0128173033
ISBN 13: 9780128173039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications Book Review:

Polymer Science and Innovative Applications: Materials, Techniques, and Future Developments introduces the science of innovative polymers and composites, their analysis via experimental techniques and simulation, and their utilization in a variety of application areas. This approach helps to unlock the potential of new materials for product design and other uses. The book also examines the role that these applications play in the human world, from pollution and health impacts, to their potential to make a positive contribution in areas including environmental remediation, medicine and healthcare, and renewable energy. Advantages, disadvantages, possibilities, and challenges relating to the utilization of polymers in human society are included. Presents the latest advanced applications of polymers and their composites and identifies key areas for future development Introduces the simulation methods and experimental techniques involved in the modification of polymer properties, supported by clear and detailed images and diagrams Supports an interdisciplinary approach, enabling readers across different fields to harness the power of new materials for innovative applications

Silicon Containing Dendritic Polymers

Silicon Containing Dendritic Polymers
Author: Petar R. Dvornic,Michael J Owen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2009-01-09
ISBN 10: 140208174X
ISBN 13: 9781402081743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silicon Containing Dendritic Polymers Book Review:

During the last two decades silicon-containing dendritic polymers have become one of the fastest growing areas of development in polymer science. The eruption of interest in these new polymers stems from their unprecedented molecular architecture, unique resulting properties and the realization that they represent ideal building blocks for chemical nanotechnology. This is the first book to solely focus on silicon-containing dendritic polymers. The contributions of those experts who originally introduced each field or played a major role in its progress are reported. The developments in all major areas of this field are presented from their origins to the present. It is anticipated that this text will become an invaluable guide and vanguard of reference for experienced scientists interested in the fields of polymer and material science, synthetic chemistry, and nanotechnology. It will also serve advanced graduate students either as a source of creative inspiration or as a textbook for appropriate courses.

Nanocomposites

Nanocomposites
Author: Luigi Nicolais,Gianfranco Carotenuto
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 0470109521
ISBN 13: 9780470109526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocomposites Book Review:

A Step-by-step guide to the synthesis and characterization of metal-polymer nanocomposites Polymer nanocomposites, polymers that are reinforced with nano-sized particles, provide enhanced mechanical, thermal, electrical, and barrier properties. Continued research and development of new polymer nanocomposites promises to provide enhanced materials to a broad range of industries, such as plastics, aerospace, automotive, electronics, packaging, and biomedical devices. Structured as a practical laboratory manual, this book enables readers to expertly synthesize and characterize metal-polymer nanocomposites by clearly setting forth the principles and techniques. Nanocomposites: In Situ Synthesis of Polymer-Embedded Nanostructures features contributions from an international team of materials science and nanotechnology experts. Chapters reflect the authors' critical review of the literature as well as their own laboratory experience working with polymer nanocomposites. The book begins with a detailed introduction to the science, properties, and applications of metal-polymer nanocomposites. Next, it covers such topics as: Morphological and topological concepts Phase separation and nanoparticle aggregation Methods for the synthesis of nanocomposites Morphological control Characterization techniques and data analysis methods Toxicity considerations High-resolution images of metal nanoparticles, created by transmission electron microscopy, are provided throughout the book. There are also plenty of process schemes and detailed drawings, helping readers better understand how to synthesize, characterize, and use these composite materials. A bibliography at the end of each chapter provides a gateway to original research papers and reviews in the field. With its focus on the practical steps of synthesis and characterization, Nanocomposites: In Situ Synthesis of Polymer-Embedded Nanostructures is recommended for both students and practitioners in nanotechnology, polymer science, and materials science and engineering.

Polymer Adhesion Friction and Lubrication

Polymer Adhesion  Friction  and Lubrication
Author: Hongbo Zeng
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 722
Release: 2013-02-07
ISBN 10: 1118505131
ISBN 13: 9781118505137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Adhesion Friction and Lubrication Book Review:

Specifically dedicated to polymer and biopolymer systems, Polymer Adhesion, Friction, and Lubrication guides readers to the scratch, wear, and lubrication properties of polymers and the engineering applications, from biomedical research to automotive engineering. Author Hongbo Zeng details different experimental and theoretical methods used to probe static and dynamic properties of polymer materials and biomacromolecular systems. Topics include the use of atomic force microscopy (AFM) to analyze nanotribology, polymer thin films and brushes, nanoparticles, rubber and tire technology, synovial joint lubrication, adhesion in paper products, bioMEMS, and electrorheological fluids.

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions
Author: Ignac Capek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2006-09-19
ISBN 10: 9780080479590
ISBN 13: 0080479596
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions Book Review:

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions summarizes the fundamentals and mechanistic approaches in preparation and characterization of colloidal nanoparticles and dispersions, providing the readers a systematic and coherent picture of the field. The book serves as an introduction to the interesting field of nanoscience based on polymer and metal colloidal nanoparticles, and also presents the basic knowledge of polymer colloids preparation. It places a special emphasis on polymer, inorganic and metal nanomaterials classified as nanoparticles, nanocrystals, nanorods, nanotubes, nanobelts, etc. deals with the chemistry of the reaction approaches by which polymer and metal particles are synthesized. The book explores both organic (synthetic and natural) and inorganic materials, as well as their hybrids. It describes in detail terms, definitions, theories, experiments, and techniques dealing with synthesis of polymer and metal particles. It also discusses a variety of synthetic approaches including emulsion, miniemulsion and microemulsion approaches, homogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation approaches under mild and high temperatures. There is also a chapter on modification and passivation of colloidal particles. This book would be of interest to chemical engineers, polymer chemists, organic chemists, colloid chemists, materials scientists and nanotechnologists. Although the text discusses nanoscience and nanotechnology from the viewpoint of a chemist, it would also appeal to those just entering the field and experts seeking information in other sub-fields. Serves as a general introduction for those just entering the field and experts seeking information in other sub-fields Variety of synthetic approaches is described including emulsion, miniemulsion and microemulsion approaches, hogeneous and heterogeneous nucleation approaches under mild and high temperatures Focused on both the organic (synthetic and natural) and inorganic materials, and their hybrids

Nanodispersions

Nanodispersions
Author: Eli Ruckenstein,Marian Manciu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 699
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 1441914153
ISBN 13: 9781441914156
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanodispersions Book Review:

Nanomaterial science has received increasing attention over the last twenty years. As more and more applications are discovered in medical sciences, physics, chemistry, polymer science, material science and engineering, there is a growing need for a basic understanding of nanoparticle interactions and their role in the thermodynamic and kinetic stability of nanodispersions. "Nanodispersions: Interactions, Stability and Dynamics" collects research in nanodispersion interactions and stability by the distinguished Eli Ruckenstein and his research group at SUNY-Buffalo. This book provides valuable insight into current investigations of nanotechnology.

Advances in Polymer Science

Advances in Polymer Science
Author: Vikas Mittal
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2019-05-15
ISBN 10: 9781925823592
ISBN 13: 1925823598
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Polymer Science Book Review:

The book presents a variety of functional polymeric systems developed in the recent past with a potential of advanced applications in diverse areas.

Polymers and Nanomaterials for Gene Therapy

Polymers and Nanomaterials for Gene Therapy
Author: Ravin Narain
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2016-01-09
ISBN 10: 0081005210
ISBN 13: 9780081005217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymers and Nanomaterials for Gene Therapy Book Review:

Polymers and Nanomaterials for Gene Therapy provides the latest information on gene therapy, a topic that has attracted significant attention over the past two decades for the treatment of inherited and acquired genetic diseases. Major research efforts are currently focused on designing suitable carrier vectors that compact and protect oligonucleotides for gene therapy. The book explores the most recent developments in the field of polymer science and nanotechnology, and how these advancements have helped in the design of advanced materials. Non-viral vector systems, including cationic lipids, polymers, dendrimers, peptides and nanoparticles, are potential routes for compacting DNA for systemic delivery. However, unlike viral analogues that have no difficulty in overcoming cellular barriers and immune defense mechanisms, non-viral gene carriers consistently exhibit significant reduced transfection efficiency due to numerous extra- and intracellular obstacles. Therefore, biocompatibility and potential for large-scale production make these compounds increasingly attractive for gene therapy. This book contains chapters on the engineering of polymers and nanomaterials for gene therapy, and how they can form complexes with DNA and avoid both in vitro and in vivo barriers. Other chapters describe in vitro, ex vivo, in vivo gene therapy studies, and the current issues affecting non-viral gene therapy. Explores current challenges in the research of genetic diseases Discusses polymers for gene therapy and their function in designing advanced materials Provides examples of organic and inorganic nanomaterials for gene therapy Includes labeling, targeting, and assays Looks at characterization, physico-(bio)chemical properties, and applications

Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics

Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics
Author: Ramdani, Noureddine
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2019-04-15
ISBN 10: 1522579222
ISBN 13: 9781522579229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics Book Review:

The realms of aerospace and structural mechanics have been revolutionized due to a plethora of technological advances. These two important sectors most notably have been impacted by the advancement of nanotechnology and have introduced potential groundbreaking changes for lightweight, high strength, and improved electronic properties of nanomaterials. Nanotechnology in Aerospace and Structural Mechanics aims to provide a collection of innovative research on the latest development of materials and methods for designing smart and intelligent devices for use in the field of space research and structural mechanics. It provides a thorough study of the fabrication and control of mechanical systems required for the successful application of nanotechnology in aerospace and structural engineering. While highlighting topics including nanomaterial properties, aerospace electronics, and polymer nanocomposites, this book is ideally designed for engineers, researchers, students, and academicians with interests in the fields of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, and nanoscience.

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Materials

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Materials
Author: A. K. Haghi
Publsiher: Apple Academic Press
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN 10: 9781351048125
ISBN 13: 1351048120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineered Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibrous Materials Book Review:

Carbon nanotubes and its applications in diverse areas of science and engineering : a critical overview / Sukanchan Palit -- Engineered nanomaterials, nanomaterials, and carbon nanotubes : a vision for the future / Sukanchan Palit -- Surface characteristics of ionic liquid-modified multiwalled carbon nanotube-based styrene-butadiene rubber nanocomposites : contact angle studies / Jiji Abraham, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, Soney C. George, and Sabu Thomas -- Progress on carbon nanotube pull-out simulation with particular application on polymer matrix via finite element model method / M. Esmaeili, R. Ansari, and A. K. Haghi -- Environmental engineering applications of carbon nanotubes : a critical overview and a vision for the future / Sukanchan Palit -- Advances in carbon nanotube-based conducting polymer composites / Sajid Iqbal, Rangnath Ravi, Anujit Ghosal, Jaydeep Bhattacharya, and Sharif Ahmad -- Carbon nanotubes-based adsorbent : an efficient water purification technology / Rangnath Ravi, Sajid Iqbal, Anujit Ghosal, and Sharif Ahmad -- Polylactic acid/carbon nanotubes-based nanocomposites for biomedical applications / Fahmina Zafar, Eram Sharmin, Hina Zafar, and Nahid Nishat -- 3D image processing in structural characterization of electrospun nanofibrous membranes / Bentolhoda Hadavi Moghadam, Shohreh Kasaei, and A. K. Haghi

Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery

Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery
Author: Ali Demir Sezer
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 554
Release: 2014-07-25
ISBN 10: 9535116282
ISBN 13: 9789535116288
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Application of Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery Book Review:

This book collects reviews and original articles from eminent experts working in the interdisciplinary arena of nanotechnology use in drug delivery. From their direct and recent experience, the readers can achieve a wide vision on the new and ongoing potentialities of nanotechnology application of drug delivery. Since the advent of analytical techniques and capabilities to measure particle sizes in nanometer ranges, there has been tremendous interest in the use of nanoparticles for more efficient methods of drug delivery. On the other hand, this reference discusses advances in design, optimization, and adaptation of gene delivery systems for the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, pulmonary, genetic, and infectious diseases, and considers assessment and review procedures involved in the development of gene-based pharmaceuticals.

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.