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Title Design and applications of nanostructured polymer blends and nanocomposite systems / edited by Sabu Thomas, Robert Shanks, Sarathchandran Chandrasekharakurup.
Imprint Oxford, UK : William Andrew, 2015.


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Description 1 online resource.
Series Micro and Nano Technologies ; v.2
Micro & nano technologies.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Vendor-supplied metadata.
Subject Nanostructured materials.
Nanocomposites (Materials)
Polymeric composites -- Microstructure.
Polymeric composites -- Industrial applications.
Genre Electronic books.
Contents Front Cover; Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Thermoset-Thermoplastic Nanostructured Blends; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Cure in Thermosetting; 1.3 Phase Separation; 1.3.1 Identifying the Phase Separation; 1.3.2 Nanoreinforcement and Phase Separation; 1.4 Thermoset/ Thermoplastic Blends Applications; 1.5 Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 2: Thermoplastic-Thermoset Nanostructured Polymer Blends; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Polymer Blends; 2.2.1 Types of Polymer Blends Homologous Polymer Blend2.2.1.2 Miscible Polymer Blend; Immiscible Polymer Blend; Compatible Polymer Blend; Polymer Alloy; 2.3 Thermoplastics/Thermosets Blends in a Thermoplastic Matrix; 2.4 Phase Separation; 2.4.1 Compatibilization; 2.5 Curing; 2.6 Preparation of Nanostructured Thermoplastic/Thermoset Blends; 2.6.1 Melt Extrusion; 2.6.2 Higher Shear Processing; 2.6.3 Physical Blending; 2.6.4 Reactive blending; 2.7 Introduction of Nanoparticles; 2.8 Morphology Development; 2.9 Properties; 2.10 Conclusion and Recommendation; References
Chapter 3: Liquid Crystalline Nanostructured Polymer Blends3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Liquid Crystalline Mesophases; 3.3 Molecular Structures of Polymer Liquid Crystals; 3.4 Properties and Applications of Polymer Liquid Crystal Blends; 3.5 Characterization Methods; 3.6 Final Remarks; References; Chapter 4: Thermoplastics Polymers Reinforced with Natural Fibers; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Natural Fibers; 4.3 Palm Fibers; 4.4 Effect of Modification on Mechanical Properties of Palm Fiber Composites; 4.4.1 Alkali Treatment; 4.4.2 Use of a Coupling Agent; Acknowledgment; References
Chapter 5: Aerogels and Foamed Nanostructured Polymer Blends5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Foaming of Nanostructured Blend Systems; 5.2.1 Synthesis of Nanostructured Foamed Polymer Blends; Nanocomposite Synthesis; Synthesis of Thermoplastic Nanocomposite Blends; Synthesis of Foamed Nanopolymer Blends by Solid-State Foaming; Synthesis of Thermoset Nanocomposite Foams; High Performance Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Foams; Biodegradable Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Foams; 5.2.2 Foam Morphology; Factors That Influence Morphology
5.2.3 Properties of Nanopolymer Foamed Blends5.2.3.1 Mechanical Properties; Acoustic Properties; Electrical Properties; Thermal Insulation Properties; Thermal Stability; Biocompatibility; 5.3 Aerogel Polymer Blends; 5.3.1 Aerogel; 5.3.2 Properties of Aerogels and Applications; Properties; Applications; 5.4 Conclusion; Acknowledgment; References; Chapter 6: Nanomembrane Materials Based on Polymer Blends; 6.1 Introduction to Nanomembrane Materials; 6.2 Current State of the Art on Polymeric Nanomembranes; 6.2.1 The Polymer Matrix
Summary Annotation This title 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 sectors: electronics, coatings, adhesives, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace, automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers).
Other Author Thomas, Sabu, editor.
Shanks, Robert (Robert A.), editor.
Chandrasekharakurup, Sarathchandran, editor.
Other Title Print version: Thomas, Sabu Design and Applications of Nanostructured Polymer Blends and Nanocomposite Systems : Elsevier Science,c2015 9780323394086