Compatibilization of Polymer Blends

Compatibilization of Polymer Blends

Micro and Nano Scale Phase Morphologies, Interphase Characterization, and Properties

1st Edition - October 10, 2019

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  • Editors: Ajitha A,R, Sabu Thomas
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162880
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128160060

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Compatibilization of Polymer Blends: Micro and Nano Scale Phase Morphologies, Interphase Characterization and Properties offers a comprehensive approach to the use of compatibilizers in polymer blends, examining both fundamental and advanced knowledge in the field. The book begins by introducing polymer blends, describing thermodynamics, miscibility, and phase separation, and explaining the main concepts of compatibilization. Other sections cover theoretical approaches for nearly compatible blends, incompatible blends, nanofillers, physical compatibilization, reactive compatibilization, morphological and structural characterization, and physico-mechanical characterization. Finally, key application areas are covered, including biomedical applications, packaging and automobile engineering. While this book will be a highly valuable reference source for academics, researchers and postgraduate students interested in polymer blends, it will also be ideal for anyone involved in the fields of polymer science, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, materials science, scientists, R&D professionals, and engineers in involved in the development or engineering of polymer products.

Key Features

  • Offers detailed and systematic coverage of essential and advanced topics relating to the compatibilization of polymer blends
  • Presents a critical analysis of the effect of compatibilization on morphology and thermal, mechanical, electrical and viscoelastic properties of polymer blends
  • Draws on novel studies and state-of-the-art research, discussing the latest issues and developments

Readership

Academia: Researchers, lecturers and postgraduate students involved with polymer blends, or in the fields of polymer science, polymer chemistry, polymer physics and materials science. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals and engineers involved in the development or engineering of polymer products

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction: polymer blends, thermodynamics, miscibility, phase separation and compatibilization
    2. Concepts and classification of compatibilization process
    3. Compatibilization of polymer blends by the addition of graft copolymers
    4. Compatibilization of polymer blends by the addition of random copolymers
    5. Compatibilization of polymer blends by micro and nanofillers
    6. Reactive compatibilization of polymer blends by coupling agents and interchange catalysts
    7. Compatibilization of polymer blends by Janus Particles
    8. Compatibilization of polymer blends by shear pulverization
    9. Micro and nanoscale morphology characterization by microscopy
    10. Scattering studies of compatibilized polymer blends
    11. Interface analysis of compatibilized polymer blends
    12. Spectroscopic analysis of compatibilized polymer blends
    13. Crystallization studies of compatibilized polymer blends
    14. Viscoelastic characterization of polymer blends
    15. Rheological Characterization of polymer blends
    16. Thermal studies of compatibilized polymer blends
    17. Application of compatibilized polymer blends in biomedical field
    18. Application of compatibilized polymer blends in packaging
    19. Application of compatibilized polymer blends in automobile engineering

Product details

  • No. of pages: 640
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: October 10, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128162880
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128160060

About the Editors

Ajitha A,R

Dr. Ajitha A.R. is a researcher at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (IIUCNN), Mahatma Gandhi University, India. With more than 5 years of experience in the field, her research interests include preparation and characterization of nanocomposites, and modification of nanofillers. Dr. Ajitha has published numerous research articles in high impact factor international journals, co-edited one book, and authored more than 8 book chapters. She has also attended and presented papers at a number of conferences and seminars.

Affiliations and Expertise

Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is a renowned professor who is serving as the Vice-Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, a role which he has held since 1998. He was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University 2017-2018, Director of School of Chemical Science during 2010-2013, Hon. Director of International & Inter-University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2009-2015 and 2016-17. In 2015, Prof. Thomas received his first Docteur Honoris Causa from University of Souther Brittany in Lorient, France. In 2016, he received his second Doctorate honoris causa from University of Lorraine, France. He was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, FRSC in 2012. He received the Bronze Medal of the Chemical Research Society of India and the MRSI Medal of the Material Research Society of India in 2013. He was the recipient of Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Award 2017. He also received TRiLA Academician of the year 2018 award. Prof. Thomas has published more than 1000 publications, and more than 100 books.

Affiliations and Expertise

Full Professor, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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