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Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites. Theory, Modelling and Applications. Micro and Nano Technologies

  • Book
  • September 2019
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4745968

Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites: Theory, Modelling and Applications focuses on rheology in polymer nanocomposites. It provides readers with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of rheology, with an emphasis on recent advancements. Chapters explore potential future applications for nanocomposites and polymer blends, giving readers a thorough understanding of the specific features derived from rheology as a tool for the study of polymer blends and nanocomposites. This book is ideal for industrial and academic researchers in the field of polymer blends and nanocomposites, but is also a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the applications of rheology.

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Table of Contents

1. Rheology: An Introduction 2. Rheology of Polymer Blends 3. Interfacial Characterization using Rheology 4. Rheology of Colloids 5. Rheology of Polymer nanocomposites 6. Rheology of Polymer-Clay nanocomposites 7. Rheology of Polymer-CNT nanocomposites 8. Rheology of Polymer Blend Nanocomposites 9. Rheology of heavy crude oil and asphaltene-polymer composite blends 10. Rheology of Hydrogels 11. Rheology of Liquid Crystalline Polymers 12. Rheo-SAXS: A Critical Evaluation 13. Fourier Transform Rheology: Advancements and Future 14. MagnetoRheology Studies on Polymer Nanocomposites 15. Nonlinear Rheology 16. Electrorheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites


Sabu Thomas Vice Chancellor and Full Professor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Prof. Sabu Thomas is currently the Vice Chancellor and Full Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His ground-breaking research has covered the areas of polymer science and engineering, polymer nanocomposites, elastomers, polymer blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, polymer membranes, green composites and nanocomposites, nanomedicine and green nanotechnology. Prof. Thomas has received several national and international awards in recognition of his work, and recently received Honoris Causa (DSc) from the University of South Brittany, Lorient, France, in recognition for his contributions to polymer science and engineering. Prof. Thomas has published over 750 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters, has co-edited multiple books, and has 5 patents to his name. Sarathchandran C. Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Dr. Sarathchandran C is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He was previously Scientist (Contract) at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India Nithin Chandran Researcher, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. Nithin Chandran is a Researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.