Hybrid Materials

Hybrid Materials : Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

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Hybrid materials consist of both organic and inorganic components. They may offer a desired functionality or superior characteristics compared to their building blocks or other, simpler materials if the components are well chosen. Such materials are currently having a great impact on numerous future developments, including nanotechnology. Filling the gap for a compact text that presents the topic from a general point of view while adopting a didactic approach, this book is an overview of the different types of materials, clearly structured into synthesis, characterization and applications. As such, it represents a perfect introduction for the scientist starting in the field, while also being an invaluable source of high quality information for the expert. It is suitable for materials scientists, as well as inorganic, solid state, organic and polymer chemists.show more

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  • Other digital | 516 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 170mm | 1,135g
  • Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
  • Weinheim, Germany
  • 3527610499
  • 9783527610495

Table of contents

Introduction to Hybrid Materials Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Particles Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites Porous Hybrid Materials Sol-Gel Processing of Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials Based on Polysilsesquioxanes Natural and Artificial Hybrid Biomaterials Medical Applications of Hybrid Materials Hybrid Materials for Optical Apllications Electronic and Electrochemical Applications of Hybrid Materials Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Coatingsshow more

Review quote

"Overall this is a useful book, ideal as a starting point into this thriving field..." (Materials Today, October 2007)show more

Author information

Guido Kickelbick is professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Born in Hamm, he studied chemistry at the University of Wurzburg, Germany, gaining his PhD in 1997 under Ulrich Schubert on sol-gel derived surface-modified metal oxo clusters. He was subsequently awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with Krzysztof Matyjaszewski at the Center for Macromolecular Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, on the application of controlled radical polymerization in the formation of hybrid materials. In 1998 he returned to the Vienna University of Technology where he has since worked in the field of hybrid materials and nanocomposites, as well as surface-functionalized nanoparticles with a particular focus on the combination of organic polymers with inorganic components. Professor Kickelbick has published more than 150 papers on different aspects of inorganic, polymer and materials chemistry.show more