Characterization Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites

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Vikas Mittal
John Wiley & Sons, May 7, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 378 pages
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With its focus on the characterization of nanocomposites using such techniques as x-ray diffraction and spectrometry, light and electron microscopy, thermogravimetric analysis, as well as nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy, this book helps to correctly interpret the recorded data. Each chapter introduces a particular characterization method, along with its foundations, and makes the user aware of its benefits, but also of its drawbacks.
As a result, the reader will be able to reliably predict the microstructure of the synthesized polymer nanocomposite and its thermal and mechanical properties, and so assess its suitability for a particular application.
Belongs on the shelf of every product engineer.
 

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Contents

An Overview
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Thermal Characterization of Fillers and Polymer Nanocomposites
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FlameRetardancy Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites
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Nanocomposites
64
PVT Characterization of Polymeric Nanocomposites
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Following the Nanocomposites Synthesis by Raman Spectroscopy
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AFM Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites
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Characterization of Rheological Properties of Polymer
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Conclusions
279
ESR Spectra of Nitroxide Radicals
285
Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposite Colloids by Sedimentation
303
Biodegradability Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites
323

Tribological Characterization of Polymer Nanocomposites
143
Dielectric Relaxation Spectroscopy for Polymer Nanocomposites
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Vikas Mittal is an Assistant Professor at the Chemical Engineering Department of The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. He obtained his PhD in 2006 in Polymer and Materials Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland. Later, he worked as Materials Scientist in the Active and Intelligent Coatings section of SunChemical in London, UK and as Polymer Engineer at BASF Polymer Research in Ludwigshafen, Germany. His research interests include polymer nanocomposites, novel filler surface modifications, thermal stability enhancements, polymer latexes with functionalized surfaces etc. He has authored over 40 scientific publications, book chapters and patents on these subjects.

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