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 sectors: electronics, coatings, adhesives, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace, automotive, and medical devices (biocompatible polymers). The book also describes the design, morphology, and structure of nanostructured polymer composites and blends to achieve specific properties.
Professor Sabu Thomas is Professor of Polymer Science & Technology and Honorary Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He is a prolific researcher, with 420 international papers, 6122 total citations, 2 patents, 18 books and a total of over 625 publications to his name, and is listed as one of the most productive researchers in India by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Prof. Thomas is a recognized authority in the field of polymer-based materials, and established the state-of-the-art lab in polymer science and nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University. He has been a visiting professor at many polymer research laboratories in Europe and Asia. Dr. Sarath Chandran is currently involved with the various projects of Inter University Centre for Organic Farming (IUCOFSA) which involve (a) Synthesis of biogas, biofuel and bio fertilizer using water hyacinth- funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, a study on the Use of Molecularly Imprinted Polymers for the detection, estimation and removal of pesticides from farmland- Project funded by Kerala State Council for Science and Technology (KSCST) and a study on Converting abandoned wetland as productive land: a "live laboratory" model for sustainable agriculture- project funded by the Government of Kerala.
1. Thermoset-thermoplastic Nanostructured Blends 2. Thermoplastic-thermoset Nanostructured Blends 3. Liquid Crystalline Nanostructured Polymer Blends 4. Thermoplastics Polymers Reinforced with Natural Fibres 5. Aerogels and Foamed Nanostructured Polymer Blends 6. Nanomembrane Materials Based upon Polymer Blends 7. Polymers with Nano-encapsulated Functional Polymers 8. Encapsulated Nanoparticles for Treatment of Cancer Cells 9. Encapsulated Phase Change Materials 10. Carbon Containing Nanostructured Polymer Blends 11. Immiscible or Incompatible Polymer Blends Stabilized with Nanophase 12. Nanostructured Polymer Blends for Gas--Vapor Barrier and Dielectric Applications 13. Polyhydroxyalkanoates and their Nanobiocomposites with Cellulose Nanocrystals 14. Crystallization and Morphology Changes in Nanostructured Polymers Blends 15. Phase Structures in Thin Films of Nanostructured Polymer Blends 16. Mechanism of Toughening in Nanostructured Polymer Blends 17. Hydrophobic--Hydrophilic Nanostructured Polymer Blends