The book series "Polymer Nano-, Micro- and Macrocomposites" provides complete and comprehensive information on all important aspects of polymer composite research and development, including, but not limited to synthesis, filler modification, modeling, characterization as well as application and commercialization issues. Each book focuses on a particular topic and gives a balanced in-depth overview of the respective subfield of polymer composite science and its relation to industrial applications. With the books the readers obtain dedicated resources with information relevant to their research, thereby helping to save time and money. Thermoset polymers are a class of materials with many superior properties than thermoplastic materials. Nanocomposites with a large variety of thermoset polymers have been explored and vast knowledge on the synthesis methodologies as well as properties has been generated. The goal of the book is to assimilate these research findings on the many thermoset polymer based nanocomposites systems comprehensively so as to generate better insights into the design, performance and optimization of thermoset nanocomposites.
Vikas Mittal is currently senior researcher at the Petroleum Institute in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Previously, he was a polymer engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He obtained his PhD in Polymer and Materials Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Later, he worked as a materials scientist in the Active and Intelligent Coatings section of SunChemical in London, UK. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel filler surface modifications and thermal stability enhancements. He has authored more than 30 scientific publications and book chapters and holds various patents.
Preface EPOXY-VERMICULITE NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Experimental Results and Discussion Conclusions POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES WITH UV-CURED EPOXIES Introduction Photopolymerization of Epoxides Limits in Curing Epoxy Composites by UV Irradiation Top-Down UV-Cured Epoxy Nanocomposites Bottom-Up UV-Cured Epoxy Nanocomposites Conclusions INFLUENCE OF ORGANIC MODIFICATION AND POLYURETHANE STRUCTURE ON CLAY DISPERSION IN POLYURETHANE-CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES Polymer Nanocomposites: An Introduction Polyurethane-Clay Nanocomposites Conclusions THERMAL PROPERTIES OF FORMALDEHYDE-BASED THERMOSET NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Theoretical Background of Thermal Kinetics Thermal Properties of Nanocomposites Mechanical Properties of Nanocomposites Summary MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE OF THERMOSET CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Viscoelasticity Analysis: Dynamical Mechanical Thermal Analysis (DMTA) Rigidity - Young's Modulus Strain at Break Stress at Break - Fracture Toughness Conclusion UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESIN CLAY HYBRID NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Reinforced Unsaturated Polyester Composites Clay Minerals Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Clay-UP Nanocomposites Flame Retardants Bio-Derived Unsaturated Polyester-Clay Nanocomposites HYPERBRANCHED POLYMERS AS CLAY SURFACE MODIFICATIONS FOR NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Hyperbranched Polymers for Antimicrobial Surface Hyperbranched Polymers on Adsorbents for Cr(VI) Water Treatment NEW METHODS FOR THE PREPARATION OF METAL AND CLAY THERMOSET NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Thermoset Nanocomposites Based on Nanoclays Thermoset Nanocomposites Based on Metal Nanoparticles Concluding Remarks BIO-BASED EPOXY RESIN/CLAY NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction Bio-Based Epoxy Resins and Hardeners Bio-Based Epoxy Resins/Clay Nanocomposites Conclusion ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES AND ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SHIELDING RESPONSE OF ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING THERMOSETTING NANOCOMPOSITES Introduction EMI Shield and Shielding Effectiveness Conclusions