Nanocomposites based on layered double hydroxides (LDHs) have recently become a formidable research area due to their amendable properties and potential applications. The distinct properties of LDH polymer nanocomposites include a wide range of chemical compositions, structural homogeneity, unique anion exchanging ability, easy synthesis, high bound water content, memory effect, non-toxicity and biocompatibility. This means that LDH polymer nanocomposites have the potential for new and innovative applications.
Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites presents a comprehensive overview of the recent innovative advances in the fabrication, characterization and applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites. As well as covering fundamental structural and chemical knowledge, this book also explores various properties and characterization techniques including microscopic, spectroscopic and mechanical behaviors. There is also a strong focus on the potential applications of LDH polymer nanocomposites, such as energy, electrical and electronic, electromagnetic shielding, biomedical, agricultural, food packaging and water purification functions.
This book provides comprehensive coverage of cutting-edge research in the field of LDH polymer nanocomposites and their future applications. This book will be an essential read for all academics, researchers, engineers and students working in this area.
- Fundamental knowledge of LDH polymer nanocomposites, including chemical composition, structural features and fabrication techniques
- Provides an analytical overview of the different types of characterization techniques and technologies
- Extensive review on cutting-edge research for potential future applications, in a variety of industries
1. An introduction to Layered Double Hydroxides (LDHs) 2. Chemical Modification of Layered Double Hydroxide 3. Fabrication Technologies of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 4. Crystallization of Semi Crystalline Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 5. X-ray Diffraction Analysis of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 6. Microscopic Characterization Techniques for Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 7. Spectroscopic Characterization Techniques for Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposite 8. Recent Advances in Spectroscopic Analysis of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 9. Dynamic Mechanical Analysis of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 10. Melt Rheological Properties of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 11. Thermal Properties and Flame Retardant Characteristics of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 12. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Energy Applications 13. Electrical and Electronic Applications of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 14. Electromagnetic Shielding Applications of Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites 15. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications 16. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Agricultural Applications 17. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Food Packaging Applications 18. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Water Purification 19. Layered Double Hydroxide Polymer Nanocomposites for Catalysis
Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas's ground breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.
Saju Daniel is a senior research fellow of International and InterUniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. She is also an Asst. Professor at St Xavier's College Vaikom which is affiliated to M G University, Kottayam