Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780444637482

Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions

2nd Edition

Authors: Ignac Capek
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444637482
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 560
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Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions deals with the preparation of gelled, branched and crosslinked nanostructured polymers in the solution free radical polymerization and controlled/living radical polymerization and polymer and composite nanoparticles and nanostructures in disperse systems, the kinetics of direct and inverse disperse polymerizations (microemulsion, miniemulsion, emulsion, dispersion and suspension polymerization), the bottom-up approach building of functionalized nanoparticles, modelling of radical microemulsion polymerization, the characterization of traditional and non-traditional polymer dispersions, the collective properties of nanomaterials and their (bio)applications.

This book is designed to bridge that gap and offers several unique features. First, it is written as an introduction to and survey of nanomaterials with a careful balance between basics and advanced topics. Thus, it is suitable for both beginners and experts, including graduate and upper-level undergraduate students. Second, it strives to balance the colloidal aspects of nanomaterials with physical principles. Third, the book highlights nanomaterial based architectures including composite or hybrid conjugates rather than only isolated nanoparticles. A number of ligands have been utilized to biodecorate the polymer and composite nanocarriers. Finally, the book provides an in depth discussion of important examples of reaction mechanisms of bottom-up building of functionalized nanoparticles, or potential applications of nanoarchitectures, ranging from physical to chemical and biological systems.

Key Features

• Free radical (controlled) polymerization, branching, crosslinking and gelling
• Kinetics and mechanism of polymer nanoparticles formation
• Modelling of radical polymerization in disperse systems 
• Polymer, composite and metal nanoparticles, nanostructures and nanomaterials
• Smart nanostructures, biodecorated particles, nanocarriers  and therapeutics


Graduate and postgraduate students in the area of colloid and surface chemistry and materials chemistry/materials science, Physical chemists and chemical engineers, academic researchers, industrial researchers, postgraduate students (M.Sc. and PhD), technologists and engineers in nanoscience and metal fluids, fine and specialty chemicals industries

Table of Contents

1. Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
2. Solution Radical Polymerization
3. Preparation of Polymer-Based Nanomaterials
4. Water-in-Oil Microemulsion Polymerization
5. Modeling of MEP


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About the Author

Ignac Capek

Born: February 5th, 1947 in Czechoslovakia (Slovakia). Studied at Commenius University, Faculty of Organic Chemistry, Bratislava, 1965 - 1970 (M.Sc thesis). PhD thesis finished in1975 and D.Sc. thesis in 1996 at Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences (SAS), Bratislava, Slovakia. Prof. thesis defenced in 2005 at T.Bata University, Zlin, Czech Republic. Head of Department, Member of Commission for Ph.D Defence, Garant of PhD studies, Chairman of 15th Bratislava International Conference on Polymers, IUPAC Sponsored International Microsymposium, “Nonconventional Polymer Dispersions”, Smolenice, June 25-28, 2001, Slovakia. Employed at Polymer Institute SAS, Bratislava and in Faculty of industrial technologies Trencin University, Puchov. Principle investigator of ca. 30 (basic) research and industrial projects. Topics studied: Preparation and characterization of conventional and nonconventional polymer and polymer/metal dispersions and metal fluids. Modification, functionalization and decoration of polymer and metal nanoparticles by DNA aptamers and oligomers and peptides. Development of biosensors on the base of metal nanoparticles and DNA and peptides conjugates. Study stays (long) abroad: Waterloo University, Polymer Institute, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as a post-doc, 1979 (15 months), Stuttgart University, Ins. Tech. Chemie, Stuttgart, Germany, (supported by Humboldt Fellowship), 1988 (15 months), Kagoshima University, Dept. Chem. Eng., Kagoshima, Japan (a post of Old Scientist., supported by the Japan Society for the promotion of Science), 1991 (10months), Prof. M.Akashi, MARAMARA Res. Center, Turkey, 1993, San Sebastian University, Spain, 1994, Prof. J.M.Asua, Mulhouse University, France (1995), Prof. J. P. Fouassier National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei 106, Taiwan, 1998 and 1999. Prof. I. Capek is author and co-author of several scientific books, many chapters, articles and review articles and patents. Lecturer in the Slovak, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, etc. universities and Principal of MSc, PhD and prof. studies. He spent several long-term visits as visiting professor at foreign universities and scientific institutes in Canada, Germany, Japan, France and Taiwan. Prof. I. Capek is a referee of prestigious international journals in the field of macromolecular and colloidal chemistry, and nano(bio)technology. Literarny fond granted prof. I. Capek several awards in the scientific literature in 1996 - 2018 for the books 1) Radical Polymerization in Disperse Systems, 2) Nanocomposite Structures and Dispersions, Science and Nanotechnology, 3) DNA Engineered Noble Metal Nanoparticles, 4) Noble Metal Nanoparticles, etc. ELSEVIER granted prof. I. Capek for one of paper published in Adv. Colloid Interface Sci Most Cited Paper 2004 - 2007 Award. International agency ARRA included research team leading by prof. I. Capek into the category of extraordinary teams. He is the member of several well-known scientific societies such as: Alexander von Humboldt (Germany), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Japan), etc.

Affiliations and Expertise

Polymer Institute, Slovak Academy of Sciences

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