Carbon-Based Nanofillers and their Rubber Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications provides the synthetic routes, characterization, structural properties and effect of nano fillers on rubber nanocomposites. The synthesis and characterization of all carbon-based fillers is discussed, along with their morphological, thermal, mechanical, dynamic mechanical, and rheological properties. The book also covers the theory, modeling, and simulation aspects of these nanocomposites and their various applications. Users will find a valuable reference source for graduates and post graduates, engineers, research scholars, polymer engineers, polymer technologists, and those working in the biomedical field.
- Reviews rubber nanocomposites, specifically carbon-associated nanomaterials (nanocarbon black, graphite, graphene, carbon nanotubes, fullerenes, diamond)
- Presents the synthesis and characterization of carbon based nanocomposites
- Relates the structure of these nanocomposites to their function as rubber additives and their many applications
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Mr. Srinivasarao Yaragalla is a Senior Research Scholar at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is engaged in doctoral studies in the area of graphene-based polymer nanocomposites. He has also conducted research work at the Universiti Teknologi MARA in Malaysia. In 2010, Mr. Yaragalla received a prestigious research fellowship administered jointly by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research and University Grants Commission of the Government of India. He has published 6 international papers, two book chapters and edited one book to his credit.
Mishra, Raghvendra Kumar
Raghvendra Kumar Mishra has received India's most prestigious Visvesvaraya Research Fellowship(Department Information and Electronics, Govt. of India), and he is currently serving as Visvesvaraya Senior Research Fellow at the International and Inter university Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He has completed his M. Tech. in Materials science and Technology at Indian Institute of Technology (Indian Space Research Organization, India). He has widely studied the processing of blends, in-situ generation micro and nano fibrillar composites, electromagnetic shielding effect of nanocomposites, decorating and alignment of carbon nanotubes and thermal, dynamic mechanical and structural relationship in polymer blends and nanocomposites .He has bagged several awards from different organizations and technology events. He has work as well research experience in Mechanical engineering, Materials science and Technology, and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. His area of research is multidisciplinary which include Thermodynamics, Heat transfer, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Fluid mechanics, Machine design, Solid of Mechanics, Theory of Machine, Power plant engineering, Metal and Ceramic processing, polymers which include Polymer Recycling, Polymer blends, Fibre filled polymer composites, Particulate filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, Ageing and degradation, Nanomaterials e.g. metallic , metallic oxide, Carbon nanotubes, Graphene, Conducting polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites, Biodegradable polymer blends and composites, Expertise in sophisticated characterization techniques such as Dynamic mechanical analyzer, Differential scanning calorimetry, Thermogravimetric analysis, Spectroscopy, Vector network analyzer, scanning electron Microcopy, Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), etc.
Sabu Thomas is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and the Founder Director and Professor of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Recently, because of the outstanding contributions to the field of Nanoscience and Polymer Science and Engineering, Prof. Thomas has been conferred Honoris Causa (DSc) Doctorate by the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France and University of Lorraine, Nancy, France. Very recently, Prof. Thomas has been awarded Senior Fulbright Fellowship to visit 20 Universities in the US and most productive faculty award in the domain of Materials Science.
Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, phase transitions, etc. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of Government of India. He has active collaboration with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia and US. He has more than 130 publications in peer reviewed journals. He has also co-edited 9 books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters
Maria, Hanna J.
Ms Hanna J. Maria, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India