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Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites

From Fundamentals to Real Applications

Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites covers everything from fundamental understanding to real applications of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites, including environmental considerations. The book's coverage of fundamentals and generalities, in addition to in-depth coverage of polymer layered silicate nanocomposites, make it a valuable companion for beginners in the field as well as more seasoned researchers. This book provides a rare coherent approach to this class of materials.

This title is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers, and engineers, including under- and post-graduate students who are interested in this exciting field of research. This book will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric material based products into the market.


Researchers, students, scientists, engineers, and R&D managers.

Hardbound, 416 Pages

Published: April 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-59437-2


  • "Independent of any scientific or technical background, the reader will be able to gain a huge amount of information from this excellent book."--MRS Bulletin, December 2014

    "A specialist in polymer nanocomposite materials, Ray highlights recent developments in these hybrid organic-inorganic systems in which clay nanoparticles are dispersed in polymer matrices to create properties that cannot be achieved with components at larger sizes."--Reference & Research Book News, October 2013


    1. Introduction (including market survey)
    2. Polymer nanocomposites: Generalities
    3. Fundamental aspects
    4. Characterization techniques
    5. Preparation and characterization
    6. Properties (including various modelling)
    7. Melt-state rheology: Structure-propety relationship
    8. Crystallization behavior and kinetics
    9. Applications
    10. Environmental implications
    11. Current applications and future prospects


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