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Interface/Interphase in Polymer Nanocomposites

Edited by Anil N. Netravali and K.L. Mittal
Series: Adhesion and Adhesives: Fundamental and Applied Aspects
Copyright: 2016   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781119184911  |  Hardcover  |  
431 pages
Price: $195.00 USD
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This book brings together experts and leading researchers in the field to present their cutting edge research in understanding, modifying and controlling interfacial interactions between various nanofillers and a host of polymer matrices.

The book should be of interest to materials and polymer scientists, nanotechnologists and adhesion specialists in academia, in government research labs and R&D personnel in a host of industries (e.g. aerospace, automotive, biomedical, composites, dentistry, fibers, medical,
microelectronics, packaging, plastics, textiles) who are interested in designing and improving the properties of polymers and composites by the addition of nanoparticles.

Polymer composites are made of two components: polymer or matrix (continuous phase) and filler or reinforcement (discontinuous phase) to obtain properties that cannot be achieved by a single component alone. Over the past few decades such composites have replaced metals in many applications from aerospace to sports gears, from automobiles to wind turbines, and from circuit boards to civil structures such as bridges and buildings.
Significant research has been done in polymeric nanocomposites and progress has been made in understanding nanofiller-polymer interface and interphase and their relation to nanocomposite properties. However, the information is scattered in many different publication media. This is the first book that consolidates the current knowledge on understanding, characterization and tailoring interfacial interactions between nanofillers and polymers.
The book is divided into two parts; Part 1: Nanocomposite Interfaces/Interphases with 6 chapters and Part 2: Techniques to Characterize/Control Nanoadhesion with 5 chapters. All are authored by senior subject specialists covering topics including:
• Thermodynamic mechanisms governing nanofiller dispersion, engineering of interphase with
• Role of interphase in governing the mechanical, electrical, thermal and other functional
properties of nanocomposites, characterization and modelling of the interphase
• Effects of crystallization on the interface, chemical and physical techniques for surface
modification of nanocellulose reinforcements
• Electro-micromechanical and nanoindentation techniques for interface evaluation, molecular dynamics (MD) simulations to quantify filler-matrix adhesion and nanocomposite mechanical properties.

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Author / Editor Details
Anil Netravali is currently the Jean and Douglas McLean Professor in Fiber Science & Apparel Design, Cornell University. His main research is in the field of fiber reinforced composites and green materials and processes. In the past few years, his research group has developed green resins and adhesives from a variety of proteins and starches that have excellent mechanical properties. Dr. Netravali has written more than 110 refereed papers and 20 book chapters. He has also edited 2 books. He has presented his research at several conferences all over the world and several of them as Keynote addresses as well as plenary and invited lectures.

Kashmiri Lal Mittal was employed by the IBM Corporation from 1972 through 1993 Currently, he is teaching and consulting worldwide in the broad areas of adhesion as well as surface cleaning. He has received numerous awards and honors including the title of doctor honoris causa from Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. He is the editor of more than 130 books dealing with adhesion measurement, adhesion of polymeric coatings, polymer surfaces, adhesive joints, adhesion promoters, thin films, polyimides, surface modification, surface cleaning, and surfactants. Dr. Mittal is also the Founding Editor of the
journal Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives.

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