Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 190.5 x 234.95 x 29.46mm | 966.15g
  • Norwich, United States
  • English
  • 0128101601
  • 9780128101605

About Sabu Thomas

Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas's ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
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Table of contents

Polymer Blends; Nano structure formation in Thermoplastic/Thermoplastic Polymer Blends; Nano structure formation in Thermoset/Thermoplastic Blends; Nano structure formation in Thermoset/Block Copolymer Blends; Nano structure formation in Thermoset/Hyper-branched Polymer Blends; Thermoplastic/Elastomer Blends; Polymerization and Blend Formation; Nanostructure formation in Block Copolymers; Nanostructured Inter Penetrating Polymers; Nanostructured Hydrogels; Nanostructured Blends with Liquid Crystals; Nanostructured void formation; Compatibilization as a tool for Nanostructure formation; Nanostructure Hybrid Materials; Nanostructured Conductive Polymer Blends; Recent advances in characterization of Nanostructured Materials; Theoretical Modeling of Nanostructure formation in Polymer Blends; Chain Folding and Its Effect on Nanostructure Formation in Polymer Blends
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