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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: 2017   |   Status: Published
ISBN: 9781119184911  |  Hardcover  |  
440 pages | 172 illustrations
Price: $195 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 nanofillers
• 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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Table of Contents
Part 1 Nanocomposite Interfaces/Interphases
1 Polymer Nanocomposite Interfaces: The Hidden Lever for Optimizing Performance in Spherical Nanofilled Polymers
Ying Li, Yanhui Huang, Timothy Krentz, Bharath Natarajan, Tony Neely and Linda S. Schadler
2 Interphase Engineering with Nanofillers in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites
József Karger-Kocsis, Sándor Kéki, Haroon Mahmood and Alessandro Pegoretti
3 Formation and Functionality of Interphase in Polymer Nanocomposites
Peng-Cheng Ma, Bin Hao and Jang-Kyo Kim
4 Impact of Crystallization on the Interface in Polymer Nanocomposites
Nandika D’Souza, Siddhi Pendse, Laxmi Sahu, Ajit Ranade and Shailesh Vidhate
5 Improved Nanofiller-Matrix Bonding and Distribution in GnP-reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites by Surface Plasma Treatments of GnP
Rafael J. Zaldivar and Hyun I. Kim
6 Interfacial Effects in Polymer Nanocomposites Studied by Thermal and Dielectric Techniques
Panagiotis Klonos, Apostolos Kyritsis and Polycarpos Pissis
Part 2 Techniques to Characterize/Control Nanoadhesion
7 Investigation of Interfacial Interactions between Nanofillers and Polymer Matrices Using a Variety of Techniques
Luqi Liu
8 Chemical and Physical Techniques for Surface Modification of Nanocellulose Reinforcements
Viktoriya Pakharenko, Muhammad Pervaiz, Hitesh Pande and Mohini Sain
9 Nondestructive Sensing of Interface/Interphase Damage in Fiber/Matrix Nanocomposites
Zuo-Jia Wang, Dong-Jun Kwon, Jong-Hyun Kim, Pyeong-Su Shin, K. Lawrence DeVries and Joung-Man Park
10 Development of Polymeric Biocomposites: Particulate Incorporation, Interphase Generation and Evaluation by Nanoindentation
Oisik Das and Debes Bhattacharyya
11 Perspectives on the Use of Molecular Dynamics Simulations to Characterize Filler-Matrix Adhesion and Nanocomposite Mechanical Properties
Sanket A. Deshmukh, Benjamin J. Hanson, Qian Jiang and Melissa A. Pasquinelli

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