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Conducting Polymer-Based Nanocomposites. Fundamentals and Applications

  • Book

  • April 2021
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 5203983

Conducting Polymer-Based Nanocomposites: Fundamentals and Applications delivers an up-to-date overview on cutting-edge advancements in the field of nanocomposites derived from conjugated polymeric matrices. Design of conducting polymers and resultant nanocomposites has instigated significant addition in the field of modern nanoscience and technology. Recently, conducting polymer-based nanocomposites have attracted considerable academic and industrial research interest. The conductivity and physical properties of conjugated polymers have shown dramatic improvement with nanofiller addition. Appropriate fabrication strategies and the choice of a nanoreinforcement, along with a conducting matrix, may lead to enhanced physicochemical features and material performance. Substantial electrical conductivity, optical features, thermal stability, thermal conductivity, mechanical strength, and other physical properties of the conducting polymer-based nanocomposites have led to high-performance materials and high-tech devices and applications.

This book begins with a widespread impression of state-of-the-art knowledge in indispensable features and processing of conducting polymer-based nanocomposites. It then discusses essential categories of conducting polymer-based nanocomposites such as polyaniline, polypyrrole, polythiophene, and derived nanomaterials. Subsequent sections of this book are related to the potential impact of conducting polymer-based nanocomposites in various technical fields. Significant application areas have been identified for anti-corrosion, EMI shielding, sensing, and energy device relevance. Finally, the book covers predictable challenges and future opportunities in the field of conjugated nanocomposites.

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Table of Contents

1. Prominence of conjugated polymers 2. Conducting polymer-based nanocomposites: Structuration, compatibilizing effect, conductivity, and physical properties 3. Essence of nanoparticles and functional nanofillers for conducting polymers 4. Design and development of polyaniline/nanocarbon nanocomposites 5. Perspectives on nanocomposite with polypyrrole and nanoparticles 6. Emerging hybrids derived from polythiophene and graphene 7. Nanocomposite nanofibers of conducting polymers: Multifunctional nanostructured materials 8. Anti-corrosion coatings derived from conducting polymeric nanocomposites 9. Electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness of polymer nanocomposites 10. Effect of interaction between conjugated polymers and nanofillers on sensing properties 11. Versatile materials for energy devices and systems


Ayesha Kausar Professional Scientist, Pakistan's National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan. Dr. Ayesha Kausar is a professional scientist at Pakistan's National Centre for Physics in Islamabad. She previously worked at the National University of Sciences and Technology in Islamabad, Pakistan, as well as Quaid-i-Azam University. She obtained her PhD from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan/KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology), at the Graduate School of EEWS, Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

Her current research interests include the design, fabrication, characterization, and exploration of the structure-property relationships and potential future prospects for nanocomposites, polymeric nanocomposites, polymeric composites, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer dots, nanocarbon materials (graphene and its derivatives, fullerene, carbon nanotube, nanodiamond, carbon nano-onion, carbon nanocoil, carbon nanobelt, carbon nanodisk, carbon dot, and other nanocarbons), hybrid materials, eco-friendly materials, nanocomposite nanofibers, and nano-foam architectures.