Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties

Optimization of Polymer Nanocomposite Properties

Author: Vikas Mittal (Editor)
ISBN 978-3-527-32521-4 

440 pages

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.

Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Microstructure, and Properties 
Morphology Development in Thermoset Nanocomposites
Morphology and Interface Development in Rubber-Clay Nanocomposites
Morphology Development in Polyolefin Nanocomposites
Rheological Behavior of Polymer Nanocomposites
Mechanical Property Enhancement of Polymer Nanocomposites
Stress Transfer and Fracture Mechanisms in Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites
Barrier-Resistance Generation in Polymer Composites
Mechanisms of Thermal Stability Enhancement in Polymer Nanocomposites
Mechanisms of Tribological Performance Improvement in Polymer Nanocomposites 
Mechanisms of Biodegradability Generation in Polymer Nanocomposites
Self-Healing in Nanoparticle-Reinforced Polymers and other Polymer Systems
Crystallization in Polymer Nanocomposites
Prediction of the Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites
Morphology Generation in Polymer Nanocomposites Using Various Layered Silicates
Thermomechanical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites
Effect of Processing Conditions on the Morphology and Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites

Vikas Mittal is a polymer engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He obtained his Ph.D. in Polymer and Materials Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Later, he worked as a materials scientist in the Active and Intelligent Coatings section of SunChemical in London, UK. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel filler surface modifications, and thermal stability enhancements. He has authored more than 20 scientific publications and book chapters.