Polymer Composites with Functional Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications reviews the latest research in the area of polymer nanocomposites and functionalized nanoparticles, providing an introduction for those new to the field, and supporting further research and development. The book helps researchers and practitioners better understand the key role of nanoparticle functionalization for improving the compatibility of inorganic metallic nanomaterials with organic polymers, and for the fabrication of nanostructured materials with special properties. A range of nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes are covered, along with descriptions of the methods of functionalization to support better compatibility with polymer matrices.
The book also discusses the various applications of this technology, including uses in electronics and the medical and energy industries.
- Summarizes the latest research in functionalized nanoparticles for modification of polymer matrices, providing a valuable platform for further research
- Includes functionalization of a range of nanoparticles for incorporation into nanocomposites, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, gold and silver, silica and clay
- Provides detailed coverage of application areas, including energy, electronics, biomedical applications, and end-of-life considerations
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1. Preface 2. Synthesis Routes of Functionalized Nanoparticles 3. Design and Synthesis of Polymer Nanocomposites 4. Specific Interactions and Self-Organization in Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticle Systems 5. Polymer Composites with functionalized Silica 6. Functionalized Clay-containing Composites 7. Functionalized POSS-based Hybrid Composites 8. Polymer Composites with Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene 9. Composite Materials with Functionalized Nanosilver and Nanogold 10. Polymer Nanocomposites with Decorated Metal Oxides 11. Optical Properties of Polymer Nanocomposites with Functionalized Nanoparticles 12. Magnetic Properties of Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticles Composites 13. Functionalized Nanoparticle-containing Composites for Sensor Applications 14. Medical Applications of Polymer / Functionalized Nanoparticle systems 15. Decomposition Behaviour of Polymer Nanocomposites 16. Polymer Composites Containing Functionalized Nanoparticles and the Environment 17. Future Perspectives
Professor Krzysztof Pielichowski, head of Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology, is an expert in polymer (nano)technology and chemistry, particularly in the areas of polymer nanocomposites with engineering polymers and hybrid organic-inorganic materials containing POSS. Prof. Pielichowski is currently performing a research programme in the area of preparation of engineering polymer nanocomposites with improved thermal and mechanical properties for construction applications.
Majka, Tomasz M.
Dr. Tomasz M. Majka is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Technology of Polymers, Cracow University of Technology. He is an expert in polymer technology, especially in the area of pyrolysis and flammability of composite polymeric materials. Research works are focused on new flame retardants and heat stabilizers for engineering (construction) polymers, such as polyamides and polyoxymethylene. Member of the Polish Committee for Standardization, Technical Committee No. 141 - Plastics.