Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites

ISBN: 978-1-56990-635-4
Copyright: 2019
Hardcover: 497 pages
$229.99 (US)

Contents:

The Effect of Processing Conditions on the Dispersion and Microstructure of Organoclay/Polypropylene Nanocomposites in Twin-Screw Extrusion. Ultrasound-assisted Processing of Nanocomposites. Monitoring Dispersion and Re-agglomeration Phenomena During the Manufacture of Polymer Nanocomposites. The Effect of Dispersion and Particle–Matrix Interactions on the Fatigue Behavior of Novel Epoxy/Halloysite Nanocomposites. Effect of Melt Processing on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Length. Microinjection Molding of Filler-Loaded Polymer Nanocomposites. Polymer Nanocomposites and Multilayer Nanocomposite Films by Coextrusion. The Effect of Foaming on the Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Polymer Composites. The Effect of Solid-state Shear Processing on the Network Formation of Clay-based Polymer Nanocomposites. Orientation Development During Processing of Nanocomposite Polymers. Anomalous Viscoelastic Behaviors of Polymer Nanocomposites During Shear and Extensional Deformations. Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs). Polymer–Cellulose Nanocrystal (CNC) Nanocomposites. Cellulose Nanocrystals: Particles and Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes/Glass/Epoxy Nanocomposites. Processing Influence on Thermal Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites.

Description:

Nanocomposites have been of high research interest in the past decades and practical applications are now emerging. Although there have been previous works on nanocomposites, this book offers a current overview with a special emphasis on processing.

The processing of nanocomposite polymers is the most important stage bridging the technology between the composition of the nanocomposites and their final properties and derived applications, due to the structuring during processing of the polymer at the nanoscale. This book covers the fundamental aspects involved in the processing of thermoplastic and thermoset nanocomposites. The processing methods include extrusion, injection molding, blow molding, thermoforming, and compression molding. Also covered are nanoparticle dispersion, distribution, and compatibilization, and applications of polymer nanocomposites.

Edited and written by leading experts in the field, this book is a major contribution to a growing and exciting area of research, focusing on:

  • Dispersion and distribution of nanoparticles using sonication, roll mixing, shear mixing, elongational mixing, solvent mixing, melt mixing, and in situ polymerization
  • Functionalization of nanoparticles for compatibilization with various polymer systems
  • Processing of polymer nanocomposites, including rheology as well as nanoparticles’ orientation development during extrusion and injection molding
  • The effect of dispersion, functionalization, and processing technologies on orientation, morphology, and derived nanocomposite mechanical, thermal, electrical, and physical properties

Author Info:

Kenig, S.

 Editor

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