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Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications

Guido Kickelbick (Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-61048-8

Feb 2007

516 pages



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.
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
"...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