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The first systematic reference on the topic with an emphasis on the characteristics and dimension of the reinforcement. Authored by leading researchers in the field from academia, government, industry, as well as private research institutions around the globe, this second volume focuses on nanocomposites. Following a look at the state of the art, the book goes on to investigate the synthesis, surface modification and characterization of nanoparticles, the manufacturing technology of nanocomposites as well as their interface modification and characterization, nanoclay filled plastic and rubber composites, as well as carbon nanotube filled polymer composites. The whole is rounded off by a look at health hazards, recycling and life cycle analysis, and applications.
Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University (India). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences. Thomas has published over 300 papers in peer reviewed journals on his polymer composite, membrane separation, polymer blend and alloy, and polymer recycling research and has edited three books. Kuruvilla Joseph is a Reader at St. Berchmans' College (India). He has held a number of visiting research fellowships and has published ca. 50 papers on polymer composites and blends. S. K. Malhotra is Chief Design Engineer and Head of the Composites Technology Centre at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has published over 100 journal and proceedings papers on polymer and alumina-zirconia composites. Koichi Goda is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Yamaguchi University. His major scientific fields of interest are reliability and engineering analysis of composite materials and development and evaluation of environmentally friendly and other advanced composite materials. M. S. Sreekala is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Polymer Science and Rubber Technology at Cochin University of Science and Technology (India). She has published over 30 papers on polymer composites (including biodegradable and green composites) in peer reviewed journals and has held a number of Research Fellowships, including those from the Humboldt Foundation and Japan Society for Promotion of Science.
Table of Contents
VOLUME 2 - NANOCOMPOSITES State of the Art - Nanomechanics Synthesis, Surface Modification and Characterization of Nanoparticles Manufacturing Technology of Nanocomposites Interface Modification of Nanocomposites Characterisation of Nanocomposites Morphology Characterization / NMR and ESR Characterization / Scattering Methods / Mechanical and Visco Elastic Characterization / Optical Analysis / Barrier Property Analysis / Thermal Analysis / Accoustic Emission Technique / Theory and Simulation Nanoclay Filled Plastic Composites Nanoclay Filled Rubber Composites Carbon Nanotube Filled Polymer Composites Health Hazards, Recycling and Life Cycle Analysis of Nanomaterials and Their Composites Applications of Nanocomposites