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Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

ISBN: 978-3-527-31299-3
516 pages
February 2007
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Hybrid materials have currently a great impact on numerous future developments including nanotechnology. This book presents an overview about the different types of materials, clearly structured into synthesis, characterization and applications. A perfect starting point for everyone interested in the field, but also for the specialist as a source of high quality information.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Hybrid Materials
Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles
Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Particles
Intercalation Compounds and Clay Nanocomposites
Porous Hybrid Materials
Sol-Gel Processing of Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Materials Based on Polysilsesquioxanes
Natural and Artificial Hybrid Biomaterials
Medical Applications of Hybrid Materials
Hybrid Materials for Optical Applications
Electronic and Electrochemical Applications of Hybrid Materials
Inorganic/Organic Hybrid Coatings
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Author Information

Guido Kickelbick is professor at the Institute of Materials Chemistry of the Vienna University of Technology, Austria. Born in Hamm, he studied chemistry at the University of Würzburg, Germany, gaining his PhD in 1997 under Ulrich Schubert on sol-gel derived surface-modified metal oxo clusters. He was subsequently awarded a post-doctoral fellowship with Krzysztof Matyjaszewski at the Center for Macromolecular Engineering at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, on the application of controlled radical polymerization in the formation of hybrid materials. In 1998 he returned to the Vienna University of Technology where he has since worked in the field of hybrid materials and nanocomposites, as well as surface-functionalized nanoparticles with a particular focus on the combination of organic polymers with inorganic components. Professor Kickelbick has published more than 150 papers on different aspects of inorganic, polymer and materials chemistry.
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"...Overall this is a useful book, ideal as a starting point in this thriving field; it can adequately supplement more advanced books in this subject. The level is adequate to establish a lecture-based course in hybrid materials. In spite of the variety of styles expected from a multi-author volume, the high quality, didactic, and well-referenced sections will undoubtedly guide the interested reader to the primary sources."
Materials Today, 10/2007

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