A one-stop resource for researchers and developers alike, this book covers a plethora of nanocomposite properties and their enhancement mechanisms.
With contributors from industry as well as academia, each chapter elucidates in detail the mechanisms to achieve a certain functionality of the polymer nanocomposite, such as improved biodegradability, increased chemical resistance and tribological performance. Special emphasis is laid on the interdependence of the factors that affect the nanocomposite properties such that readers obtain the information necessary to synthesize the polymer materials according to the requirements of their respective applications.
Introduction to Polymer Nanocomposite Technology
Morphology Development in Thermoset Nanocomposites
Interface and Morphology Development in Rubber/Clay Nanocomposites
Morphology Development in Polyolefin Nanocomposites
Mechanisms of Mechanical Property Enhancement
Mechanisms of Stress Transfer and Fracture
Barrier Resistance Generation
Mechanisms of Thermal Stability Enhancement
Mechanisms of Tribological Performance Improvement
Mechanisms of Biodegradability Generation
Prediction of Nanocomposite Properties
Effect of Aspect Ratio on Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites
Effect of Processing Conditions on Morphology and Properties
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