Biopolymer Composites in Electronics examines the current state-of-the-art in the electronic application based on biopolymer composites. Covering the synthesis, dispersion of fillers, characterization and fabrication of the composite materials, the book will help materials scientists and engineers address the challenges posed by the increased use of biopolymeric materials in electronic applications.
The influence of preparation techniques on the generation of micro, meso, and nanoscale fillers, and the effect of filler size and dispersion on various biopolymers are discussed in detail. Applications covered include sensors, actuators, optics, fuel cells, photovoltaics, dielectrics, electromagnetic shielding, piezoelectrics, flexible displays, and microwave absorbers.
In addition, characterization techniques are discussed and compared, enabling scientists and engineers to make the correct choice of technique. This book is a 'one-stop' reference for researchers, covering the entire state-of-the-art in biopolymer electronics. Written by a collection of expert worldwide contributors from industry, academia, government, and private research institutions, it is an outstanding reference for researchers in the field of biopolymer composites for advanced technologies.
- Enables researchers to keep up with the rapid development of biopolymer electronics, which offer light, flexible, and more cost-effective alternatives to conventional materials of solar cells, light-emitting diodes, and transistors
- Includes thorough coverage of the physics and chemistry behind biopolymer composites, helping readers to become rapidly acquainted with the fiel
- Provides in-depth information on the range of biopolymer applications in electronics, from printed flexible conductors and novel semiconductor components, to intelligent labels, large area displays, and solar panels
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1. Introduction of Biopolymer Composites: What to Do in Electronics? 2. Electrical Conductivity Behavior of Biopolymer Composites 3. Biopolymer Composites With High Dielectric Performance: Interface Engineering 4. Thermal Conductivity of Biocomposite Materials 5. Thermoelectric Properties of Biopolymer Composites 6. Biopolymer Composites in Fuel Cells 7. Biopolymer Composites in Field-Effect Transistors 8. Development of Microwave Absorbers From Biopolymer Composites 9. Biopolymer Composites for Electromagnetic Interference Shielding 10. Biopolymer Composites in Light Emitting Diodes 11. Multifunctional Smart Biopolymer Composites as Actuators 12. Piezo- and Thermoelectric Materials From Biopolymer Composites 13. Development of Biosensors From Biopolymer Composites 14. Development of Vapor/Gas Sensors From Biopolymer Composites 15. Biopolymers for Biocomposites and Chemical Sensor Applications 16. Strain, Pressure, Temperature, Proximity, and Tactile Sensors From Biopolymer Composites 17. Biopolymer Composites in Photovoltaics and Photodetectors 18. Application of Biopolymer Composites in Super Capacitor
Dr. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. She recently obtained her PhD in Material Science from the Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia, and previously worked at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has over five years of research experience and has extensive knowledge in the field of polymer nanocomposites. Her research is focused on nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene and the significance of developing technologically applicable polymer nanocomposites. She has also studied the properties of elastomer nanocomposites with the help of spectroscopic techniques. She has written 13 publications in international journals and 10 book chapters, and has edited 4 books. She has presented many papers at international conferences and has won best poster and oral presentation awards.
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