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Nanocomposite Science and Technology

Nanocomposite Science and Technology

Pulickel M. Ajayan, Linda S. Schadler, Paul V. Braun

ISBN: 978-3-527-60212-4

Jan 2004

239 pages

Description

In recent years, nanocomposites have captured and held the attention and imagination of scientists and engineers alike. Based on the simple premise that by using a wide range of building blocks with dimensions in the nanosize region, it is possible to design and create new materials with unprecedented flexibility and improvements in their physical properties.
This book contains the essence of this emerging technology, the underlying science and motivation behind the design of these structures and the future, particularly from the perspective of applications. It is intended to be a reference handbook for future scientists and hence carries the basic science and the fundamental engineering principles that lead to the fabrication and property evaluation of nanocomposite materials in different areas of materials science and technology.
INTRODUCTION: WHY NANOCOMPOSITES?
BIO-NANOCOMPOSITES: NANOCOMPOSITES FROM AND INSPIRED BY NATURE
Synthesis
Processing
Characterization
Applications
POLYMER BASED AND POLYMER FILLED NANOCOMPOSITES
Synthesis
Processing
Characterization
Applications
BULK METAL AND CERAMICS NANOCOMPOSITES
Synthesis
Processing
Characterization
Applications
ACTIVE STRUCTURES
Chemically Active Structures
Biologically Active Structures
MODELING OF NANOSCALE COMPOSITE SYSTEMS
"...captures the essence of this emerging technology. It examines the underlying science and motivation behind the design of these structures, and looks into the future, particularly from the perspective of applications."
PROCESS worldwide

"This book grew on me the more I read it. It really does achieve the editors' aim of providing examples and concepts that elucidate the nature of the field. The style is clear and the writing excellent. It is much more readable than the catalogue-style literature review often presented, and the authors have clearly not only exercised judgment in their selection of topics, they are all able to weave them into a coherent narrative. Even the fourth chapter, in which modelling of nanocomposites is surveyed in seven pages without a single equation, is an elegant tour de de force...This book will repay the thoughtful reader and is to be recommended as a guide to this exciting field."

Stephen Kukureka FIMMM (Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham), Materials World 2/04

"...a valuable up-tp-date reference source...an excellent book...which gives the essence of this emerging material science field..."

Polymer News

"...will repay the thoughtful reader and is to be recommended as a guide to this exciting field..." Materials World, Vol 12(2), Feb 200

Erwähnung in: Tehnicki V Jesnik 10/03

Erwähnung mit Cover in: Process April 2004


"...Nanocomposite Science and Technology is an excellent book that provides systematic coverage of all basic nanocomposite principles and in-depth discussions on selected topics."

Polymer News, 2004 Vol. 29

"... the book can serve as a valuable source of inspiration for materials scientists and engineers in general. It can be recommended as a further reading for a relatively wide audience."

Willi Pabst, Ceramics - Silikáty, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, 3/2004