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Fundamentals of Conjugated Polymer Blends, Copolymers and Composites

Synthesis, Properties, and Applications
Edited byParveen Saini
Copyright: 2015   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781118549490  |  Hardcover  |  

Price: $245.00 USD
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A unique and comprehensive book on conjugated polymers that not only revolutionized materials science but also changed the face of nanotechnology

Materials scientists, polymer engineers, polymer compounding technologists, researchers and scientists in the areas of nanotechnology, energy storage, EMI shielding, corrosion control, gas sensing, biosensing, organic LED’s, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics

Conjugated polymers comprise a very important class of functional mate¬rials because they bring together a very wide range of functionalities and opportunities for processing and engineering. Their discovery resulted in a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000.

This interdisciplinary volume with contributions by well-known experts, covers the elementary concepts and recent advancements in the area and highlights the current challenges and future perspectives, as well as stimulating the process for the evolu¬tion of novel materials and technologies. Fundamentals of Conjugated Polymer Blends, Copolymers and Composites is the first of its kind that provides a single-source solution for fundamentals and applications of conjugated polymer-based mixed systems, i.e., blends, conjugated copolymers and composites (nanocomposites or hybrids) with special focus on the interdisciplinary and application-oriented research, and comprehensive literature surveys.

Accordingly, the book is organized into 14 chapters and subdivided into four sections.
1. Multiphase Systems: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications. Highlights the fundamental aspects of mixed system con¬stituted by strategic combination of doped and undoped CPs with a variety of organic/inorganic materials (bulk- or nano-size) to form blends, composites and conjugated copolymers.
2. Energy Harvesting and Storage Materials. Discusses the energy harvesting and storage possi¬bilities with special reference to organic photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, Li-ion batteries, and supercapaci¬tors.
3. Advanced Materials for Environmental Applications. Outlines the environmental applications including their utility in electromagnetic interference shielding, water purification, and corrosion protection of metals.
4. Sensing and Responsive Materials. The final section deals with the advanced sensing and responsive materials covering applications in the areas of chemical sensors, biosensors, and electro-rheological fluids.

“These snapshots of progress in such a broad range of uses provide a unique insight into the attributes that make conjugated poly¬mers so special. By setting out what can be done with these materials, these chapters will be particularly valuable for those interested to discover yet new applications.” ¬—From the Foreword by Professor Sir Richard Friend

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Parveen Saini has been a scientist at the National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India since 2004. He obtained his PhD in Polymers and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, and thereafter, he worked as an engineer at the Sriram Institute for Industrial Research, New Delhi. His research interests include conducting polymers, carbon nanotubes, graphene, conducting polymer nanocomposites for electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding, microwave absorption, antistatic/electrostatic dissipation (ESD), anticorrosive, and battery applications. He has authored more than 50 scientific publications, book chapters, and patents. He is the recipient of the prestigious CSIR Young Scientist Award-2013 in the area of Engineering Science.

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