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.
- Sets out the principles of rheology as it is applied to polymer blends and nanocomposites
- Demonstrates how rheological techniques are best applied to different classes of nanocomposites
- Assesses the opportunities and major challenges of rheological approaches to polymer blends and nanocomposites
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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
Prof. Sabu Thomas is currently the Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is a Professor at the International and Inter University 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. 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 for 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. He has co-edited 74 books.
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 is a Researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.