High-Performance Elastomeric Materials Reinforced by Nano-Carbons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161982

High-Performance Elastomeric Materials Reinforced by Nano-Carbons

1st Edition

Multifunctional Properties and Industrial Applications

Editors: Luca Valentini Miguel Angel Lopez Manchado
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161982
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st October 2019
Page Count: 400
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High-Performance Elastomeric Materials Reinforced by Nanocarbons: Multifunctional Properties and Industrial Applications provides detailed information on the latest techniques and state-of-the-art developments regarding elastomeric materials reinforced by nano-carbon. The book supports academic researchers and postgraduate students who are looking to further advance the research and study of high-performance, multifunctional materials. In addition, it enables those in industry to improve manufacture and end products by using these materials.

Key Features

  • Enables the reader to understand the latest advanced applications of high-performance elastomers reinforced by nano-carbons
  • Unlocks the door to essential properties for harsh environments, such as thermal conductivity, oil resistance, permeability, de-icing and cracking resistance
  • Covers the processability of nano-elastomers, including extrusion, compression, moulding methods and techniques


Academia: Researchers, scientists and postgraduate students working on elastomeric materials or rubber nanocomposites, as well as in the broader fields of Materials Science, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics, and Chemical Engineering. Industry: Engineers, technologists and research scientists working with elastomers and high-performance elastomeric materials for product design and manufacture

Table of Contents

Section 1. Materials
1. Classification of rubbers and components for harsh environmental systems
2. Classifications of nano-carbons and their peculiar characteristics for improving rubber properties in harsh environment
3. Functionalization methods of CNTs and GNPs for rubber systems

Section 2. Processing
4. Dispersion methods of CNTs and GNPs in elastomeric matrices, synergy and standard characterization methods
5. Compression moulding technology of rubber nanocomposites: the state of the art
6. Extrusion and injection moulding manufacturing processes of rubber nanocomposites: critical aspects and perspectives

Section 3. Properties
7. Mechanics of rubber nanocomposites
8. Thermal, electrical, and sensing properties of rubber nanocomposites
9. Testing of rubber nanocomposites for aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas applications
10. Analytical and numerical modelling of nanocomposites

Section 4. Smart Aspects
11. Electrically conductive rubbers
12. End of life


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About the Editor

Luca Valentini

Luca Valentini received his Master Degree in Physics from the University of Perugia and his PhD degree in Materials Science from the University of Naples ‘‘Federico II’’ (Italy) in 2001. From 2006-2015, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Perugia. He is currently permanent staff as Associate Professor of Materials Science and Technology at the University of Perugia. Current research topics involve bionicomposites based on nanostructured carbons, electrical and optical properties of thin films, surface chemistry and assembly of polymer nanocomposites. He has more than 160 publications in international journals in the fields of materials science and polymer science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, University of Perugia, INSTM Research Unit, Italy

Miguel Angel Lopez Manchado

Miguel A. Lopez-Manchado received his PhD degree in Chemistry Sciences from the University Complutense of Madrid in 1997. From 1998-2000 he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Perugia. He received a Ramon y Cajal contract in 2002 and from 2006 he was permanent staff as Tenured Researcher at ICTP-CSIC (Institute of Polymer Science and Technology), promoted to Research Scientist in 2011, and then to Research Professor in 2016. He is the author of more than 150 publications in scientific journals and books, and his current research topics include processing and characterisation of composite materials and nanocomposites, and evaluation of structure-properties relationships.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Professor, Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Polímeros, ICTP-CSIC, Spain

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