Traditionally, most synthetically developed materials are hardened by heating them to an elevated temperature, a process requiring large amounts of energy and space. Interest in photo cured materials using UV-light is growing due to simplifications in manufacturing and growing environmental concerns; it is expected photocuring could reduce electricity consumption by 90% compared to traditional curing. Photocured materials also reduce evaporation of volatile organic components, curing time and waste, thereby enhancing productivity and reducing work space.
The materials technologies based on photocuring are gaining momentum, and this will be the first book to provide an in-depth focus on the subject. This book summarises the fundamentals required to understand the field, characterises the use of novel materials and the development of synthetic aspects, and discusses the future of the technology.
The comprehensive review chapters are suitable for a broad readership from diverse backgrounds including chemistry, physics, materials science and engineering, medical science, pharmacy, biotechnology and biomedical engineering. Photocured Materials will be of interest to students, researchers, scientists, engineers and professors.
Methacrylate and Epoxy Resins Photocured by Means of Light Emiting Diodes (Leds); Photocurable Polymers for Medical Applications; Photo Cured Materials in Dentistry; Photocurable and Biodegradable Polymers for Tissue Engineering Applications; Structural Modification of Waste Materials and its use in Building Materials; Ceramics for Dental Application; UV Cured Functional Coatings; POLICRYPS Structure: A Multi-Purpose Application Oriented Platform; Inhomogeneous Photo-Polymerization in Multicomponent Media; Surfactant Free Polymeric Platform Hosting Self-Organized Materials; Smart Coating from UV-Cured Materials; UV-Based Dual-Mechanism for Crosslinking and Stabilization of PAN-Based Carbon Fiber Precursors; Light Sensitive Polymers for Technological and Smart Applications; Microfabrication Processes and Applications of Liquid Photosensitive Materials; Photo-Curing of High Filler-Volume-Fraction Aesthetic Composites for Dentistry; Radiation Curing in Polymer Blends; Novel and High Performance Radiation Curable Materials; Boron/Phosphorous Containing Flame Retardant Photocurable Coatings; Recent Progress on Photopolymerization of Fluorinated Compounds; Fundamentals and Applications of Photo Cured Materials; SU-8-Related MEMS; Photochemically Designed Metal/Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Morphological Control and Spatial Addressing of Metal Nanoparticles by Photoinduced Processes; UV-Light Mediated Curing in Wood and Paper Industry;