Nanocomposite structures and dispersions


  • Ignac Capek, Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Ignac Capek, Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, Bratislava, Slovakia

Nanocomposite structures and dispersions is concerned with the chemistry of the reaction approaches by which polymer and metal particles are synthesized. Although, the scope of this volume is focused on metal particles, the basic knowledge of polymer colloids preparation is presented. Therefore, this book would serve as a general introduction to people just entering the field and for the experts seeking for the information in other sub-fields.Dealing with nanoscience and nanotechnology from the viewpoint of a chemist, therefore the book describes in detail terms, definitions, theories, experiments, and techniques dealing with synthesis of polymer and metal particles.Nanocomposite structures and dispersions is focused on both the organic (synthetic and natural) and inorganic materials, and their hybrids. The aim is to summarize the fundamentals and mechanistic approaches in preparation and characterization of colloidal nanoparticles and dispersions so as to provide the readers a systematic and coherent picture of the field. The book introduces the reader the interesting field of nanoscience based on polymer and metal colloidal nanoparticles. Placing a special emphasis on polymer, inorganic and metal nanomaterials classified as nanoparticles, nanocrystals, nanorods, nanotubes, nanobelts, etc.
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Chemical engineers, polymer chemists, organic chemists, colloid chemists, materials scientists and nanotechnologists


Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52716-5

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Nanotechnology and nanomaterials
1.1. Introduction
1.2. Nanotechnology
1.3. Nanoparticles – basic component of nanotechnology
1.4. Nanodevices, nanoelectronics
1.5. Industrial aspects of nanotechnology
1.6. Investigative tools
1.7. Nano-architectures

Chapter 2 - Preparation of polymer-based nanomaterials
2.1. Introduction
2.2. Solution or bulk polymerization
2.3. Emulsion polymerization
2.4. Microemulsion polymerization
2.4.1. Micelles and microemulsion
2.4.2. Microemulsion polymerization
2.5. Miniemulsion polymerization
2.6. Dispersion polymerization
2.7. Assemblies

Chapter 3 - Preparation of colloidal metal particles
3.1. Introduction
3.2. Bottom-up approach
3.2.1. Precipitation
3.2.2. Microemulsion microemulsion copolymer micelles
3.2.3. Other approaches
3.2.4. Bimetalic particles
3.2.5. Reducing agents and processes
3.2.6. Recipes for magnetic colloidal particles

Chapter 4 - Modification and passivation of colloidal particles
4.1. Introduction
4.2. Solvents and ligands
4.3. Ligand exchange
4.4. Particle growth techniques
4.5. Digestive ripening process
4.6. Deposition
4.7. Recipes for nanocomposite particles