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  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release : 28 November 2013
  • ISBN : 9781455731602
  • Page : 570 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

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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. Introduces the science and technology of nanostructured polymer blends – and the procedures involved in melt blending and chemical blending to produce new materials with specific performance characteristics Unlocks the potential of nanostructured polymer blends for applications across sectors, including electronics, energy/photovoltaics, aerospace/automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers) Explains the performance benefits in areas including rheological properties, thermodynamic stablility, material transparency, solvent resistance, etc.

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Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Sarath Chandran
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9781455731602
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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

Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends
  • Author : Suprakas Sinha Ray,Reza Salehiyan
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780128168783
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Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends: Migration and Interface covers a wide range of nanoparticle types, emphasizing the mechanisms and parameters involved in the migration of nanofillers inside immiscible polymer blends. This book explores the influence of nanoparticle migration on the localization, and hence, morphology development, electrical conductivity, and met-rheological properties of blended composite materials. As the influence of solid particles, ranging in size from several hundred nanometers to a few microns in immiscible polymer blends has been extensively studied for use

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems

Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Sarath Chandran
  • Publisher : William Andrew
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • ISBN : 9780323394543
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Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blend and Nanocomposite Systems offers readers an intelligent, thorough introduction to the design and applications of this new generation of designer polymers with customized properties. The book assembles and covers, in a unified way, the state-of-the-art developments of this less explored type of material. With a focus on nanostructured polymer blends, the book discusses the science of nanostructure formation and the potential performance benefits of nanostructured polymer blends and composites for applications across many

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems

Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems
  • Author : Charef Harrats,Sabu Thomas,Gabriel Groeninckx
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2005-09-29
  • ISBN : 9781420026542
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Micro- and Nanostructured Multiphase Polymer Blend Systems: Phase Morphology and Interfaces focuses on the formation of phase morphology in polymer blends and copolymers and considers various types of blends including thermosets, thermoplastics, thermoplastic vulcanizates, and structured copolymers. The book carefully debates the processing

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Oluranti Sadiku-Agboola,Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090800
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In recent years there has been a great deal of research on the subject of nanostructured materials. Structure across a range of length scales has been of particular interest. Theoretical modeling of nanostructured formation in polymer blends has gained considerable momentum due to the increased interest in nanostructures, such as nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanopores, and so on. Polymers show universal behavior on long length and time scales. Usually, the size of an ideal polymer is calculated from the freely jointed polymer

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Emmanuel Rotimi Sadiku,Elijah Sobalaje Ogunniran
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090817
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Great progress has been made in the science and technology of polymer-based nanomaterials over the last decade. Nanostructured polymer systems have attracted much scientific and applied research interest. The last two decades have witnessed significant advances in polymer science and technology generally, but more so for polymer blends. The idea of blending two (or more) polymers, especially immiscible blends, has come with a lot of challenges. Achieving this has brought to the fore the art and science (and engineering) of

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Chandran C. Sarath,Robert A. Shanks,S. Thomas
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090787
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Miscibility and compatibility in polymer blends is a topic of great academic and industrial importance. This is because miscibility and compatibility contribute to morphology, properties, and performance. Miscibility results in one phase; compatibility creates a disperse phase with size and stability determined by interfacial interactions. Miscible polymer properties are averaged similar to a plasticizer polymer, and compatible polymers retain properties of each component, such as toughening or reinforcement. With miscible polymer blends the continuous phase dominates properties; the disperse phase

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Juan Rodríguez-Hernández
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090886
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The design of polymer blends constitutes an interesting alternative to obtaining micro- and nanostructured surfaces. The cost is reasonable and it is free from time-consuming procedures. Blending of polymers can yield materials with unprecedented properties that cannot be provided otherwise by using a single polymer. The free surface topography of polymer blend films, often related to phase domain structure, is critical to the applications. Two main aspects need to be considered in the preparation of multistructured blends: the interfaces involved

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Yuan Meng,Xinghong Zhang
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090831
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The engineering of nanostructured thermosets with different modifiers has generated significant interest, since improved overall properties are promised by good control over monodispersed microdomains. Incorporation of block copolymers and hyperbranched polymers are acknowledged as two efficient strategies to build up such nano/microcomposites, bearing distinct phase-segregating behaviors owing to respective unique architectures. In this chapter, we aim to illustrate the interplay between matrix and modifier from a perspective of thermodynamics. The two most common mechanisms of thermoset/block copolymer demixing

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Golap Kalita,Masayoshi Umeno,Masaki Tanemura
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090916
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Blending conducting polymers with inorganic nanostructures has attracted significant interest as a means of combining the desirable physical and optoelectronic properties of both materials. This chapter explains the fabrication and characterization of silicon (Si) nanostructures and blending them with conducting polymers. Si nanocrystals, nanowires, and nanocones were synthesized from Si wafers to fabricate high efficiency solar cells at very low processing cost. Conducting polymers such as poly(3-octylthiophene) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)-poly(styrenesulfonate) were solution casted on the nanostructured Si

Nanostructured Polymer Blends

Nanostructured Polymer Blends
  • Author : Ufana Riaz,S.M. Ashraf
  • Publisher : Elsevier Inc. Chapters
  • Release Date : 2013-11-28
  • ISBN : 9780128090923
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Until about 30 years ago all carbon-based polymers were regarded strictly as insulators, and hence were extensively utilized by the electronics industry for this very property. They have been used as inactive packaging and insulating material. This very narrow perspective has rapidly changed with the emergence of intrinsically conducting polymers. The combination of conventional polymers with conductive polymers or fillers is an important alternative to obtaining new polymeric materials with designed properties. Through the combination of conventional polymers with conductive polymers

Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends

Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends
  • Author : P. M. Visakh,Gordana Markovic,Daniel Pasquini
  • Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-08-24
  • ISBN : 9780081004272
GET THIS BOOKRecent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends

Recent Developments in Polymer Macro, Micro and Nano Blends: Preparation and Characterisation discusses the various types of techniques that are currently used for the characterization of polymer-based macro, micro, and nano blends. It summarizes recent technical research accomplishments, emphasizing a broad range of characterization methods. In addition, the book discusses preparation methods and applications for various types of polymer-based macro, micro, and nano blends. Chapters include thermoplastic-based polymer & nano blends, applications of rubber based and thermoplastic blends, micro/nanostructures polymer

Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Composites in Textiles

Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Composites in Textiles
  • Author : Mihai Ciocoiu,Seghir Maamir
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781771882873
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This new volume reviews recent academic and technological developments behind new engineered modified nanotextile materials. The developments in textiles using nanotechnology give ordinary materials improved properties, such as better water resistance, enhanced moisture and odor reduction, increased strength and elasticity, and resistance to bacteria, among other improvements. The research reported in this book presents state-of-the-art technology in modern materials with an emphasis on the rapidly growing technologies in textile engineering. Several innovative applications for different materials are described in considerable

Micro- and Nanostructured Polymer Systems

Micro- and Nanostructured Polymer Systems
  • Author : Sabu Thomas,Robert Shanks,Jithin Joy
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-01-05
  • ISBN : 9781498721592
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This book focuses on the recent trends in micro- and nano-structured polymer systems, particularly natural polymers, biopolymers, biomaterials, and their composites, blends, and IPNs. This valuable volume covers the occurrence, synthesis, isolation, production, properties and applications, modification, as well as the relevant analysis techniques to reveal the structures and properties of polymer systems. Biobased polymer blends and composites occupy a unique position in the dynamic world of new biomaterials. The growing need for lubricious coatings and surfaces in medical devices—

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications

Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications
  • Author : Sarat Kumar Swain,Mohammad Jawaid
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-06-15
  • ISBN : 9780128168929
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Nanostructured Polymer Composites for Biomedical Applications addresses the challenges researchers face regarding the creation of nanostructured polymer composites that not only have superior performance and mechanical properties, but also have acceptable biological function. This book discusses current efforts to meet this challenge by discussing the multidisciplinary nature of nanostructured polymer composite biomaterials from various fields, including materials science, polymer science, biomedical engineering and biomedicine. This compilation of existing knowledge will lead to the generation of new terminology and definitions across