Nanoparticle-Based Polymer Composites

Nanoparticle-Based Polymer Composites

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  • Editors: Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa, Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai, Yashas T.G., Suchart Siengchin, M. Ozgur Seydibeyoglu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128242728
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853293

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Nanoparticle-Based Polymer Composites discusses recent advancements on the synthesis, processing, characterization and applications of this new class of hybrid materials. Chapters cover recycling and lifecycle assessment, with contributions from leading researchers in industry, academics, the government and private research institutes from across the globe. As nanoparticle-based polymer composites are now replacing traditional polymer composites in a broad range of applications such as fuel cells, electronic and biomedical devices, this book presents the latest advancements in the field.Studies have shown that incorporating metal nanoparticles in polymer matrices can improve their mechanical, thermal, electrical and barrier properties. The unique combination of these properties makes this new class of materials suitable for a broad range of different and advanced applications.

Key Features

  • Features recent advancements on the synthesis, processing and characterization of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Discusses recycling and lifecycle assessment
  • Highly application-orientated, with contributions from leading international researchers in industry, academia, the government and private research institutes


Academic and industrial researchers, physicists, chemists, chemical engineers, polymer chemists, materials scientists, and engineers working in the field of metal nanoparticle-based polymer composites

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • 1: Introduction to nanoparticle-based materials and their composites
  • Abstract
  • 1.1: Introduction
  • 1.2: Classification of nanoparticles
  • 1.3: Nanoparticles composites
  • 1.4: Applications
  • 1.5: Current trend
  • 1.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • 2: Classification and properties of nanoparticles
  • Abstract
  • 2.1: Introduction
  • 2.2: Classification of nanoparticles
  • 2.3: Different properties of nanoparticles
  • 2.4: Properties of metallic nanoparticles
  • 2.5: Properties of semiconductor nanoparticles
  • 2.6: Properties of carbon-based nanoparticles
  • 2.7: Properties of ceramic nanoparticles
  • 2.8: Properties of organic nanoparticles
  • 2.9: Conclusions
  • References
  • 3: Preparation of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 3.1: Introduction
  • 3.2: Raw material
  • 3.3: Preparation of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • 3.4: Challenges in composite preparation
  • 3.5: Conclusions
  • References
  • 4: Mechanical properties of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 4.1: Introduction
  • 4.2: Mechanical behavior of nanoparticle-reinforced polymer composites
  • 4.3: Mechanical properties of nanoparticle-reinforced polymer composites
  • 4.4: Conclusion
  • References
  • 5: Rheology of nanocomposites
  • Abstract
  • 5.1: Introduction
  • 5.2: Rheology of multiphase systems
  • 5.3: Studies on rheology
  • 5.4: Rheology of polymer nanocomposites
  • 5.5: Measurement techniques, measurement methods, steady shear measurements
  • 5.6: Dynamic shear measurements, dynamic shear evaluations
  • 5.7: Conclusion
  • References
  • 6: Thermal properties of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 6.1: Introduction
  • 6.2: Thermal properties of polymer composites filled with carbon materials
  • 6.3: Carbon nanofiber (CNF)
  • 6.4: Carbon nanotube (CNT)
  • 6.5: Fullerene
  • 6.6: Conclusions and future prospects
  • References
  • 7: Morphology of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 7.1: Introduction
  • 7.2: Clay-based nanocomposites
  • 7.3: CNT-based nanocomposites
  • 7.4: Nanocomposites with spherical/rod shaped NPs
  • 7.5: Processing conditions
  • 7.6: Block-co-polymer based composites
  • 7.7: Outlook and summary
  • References
  • 8: Scattering and spectroscopy studies of nanoparticles-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 8.1: Introduction
  • 8.2: Role of scattering and spectroscopic techniques in characterization
  • 8.3: Scattering techniques used in nanoparticle based polymer composite
  • 8.4: Spectroscopic techniques used in nanoparticle based polymer composite characterization
  • 8.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 9: Electrical and dielectric properties of nanoparticles-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 9.1: Introduction
  • 9.2: Electrical properties
  • 9.3: Dielectric properties
  • 9.4: Conclusions and future scope
  • References
  • 10: Barrier properties of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 10.1: Introduction
  • 10.2: Definition, classification, and processing methods of nanoparticles
  • 10.3: Definition, classification, and characteristics of polymeric composites
  • 10.4: Effect of nanoparticles on the properties of composites
  • 10.5: Conclusion and future perspectives
  • References
  • 11: Applications, drawbacks, and future scope of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • 11.1: Introduction
  • 11.2: Nanoparticle-based biodegradable polymer composites
  • 11.3: Applications of polymer nanocomposites
  • 11.4: Summary and outlook
  • References
  • 12: Ion conduction mechanism of nanoparticle-based polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 12.1: Introduction
  • 12.2: Ion conduction in polymer composite and superionic materials
  • 12.3: Material characterization techniques
  • 12.4: Some important ion transport parameters
  • References
  • 13: Clay nanoparticle-incorporated in situ polymer composites
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgment
  • 13.1: Introduction
  • 13.2: Types of in situ polymer clay nanocomposites (PCNs)
  • 13.3: Synthesis of in situ nanocomposites
  • 13.4: Properties of in situ PCN
  • 13.5: Self-assembly of in situ PCNs
  • 13.6: Applications of in situ PCNs
  • 13.7: Conclusions and perspectives for future work
  • References
  • 14: Synthetic and natural inorganic layered materials as functional fillers in polymer nanocomposites: Current and potential uses
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 14.1: Introduction
  • 14.2: Layered materials structures
  • 14.3: Nanocomposites using layered materials as fillers
  • 14.4: Properties and potential applications of layered materials/polymer nanocomposites filled with different layered materials
  • 14.5: Future perspectives
  • 14.6: Conclusion
  • References
  • 15: Conducting polymers and their composites with different nanoparticles
  • Abstract
  • 15.1: Introduction
  • 15.2: Typical conducting polymer (CP) matrixes
  • 15.3: Synthesis of CP nanocomposites
  • 15.4: Summary
  • 15.5: Conclusion
  • References
  • 16: Antiviral behavior of metal oxide-reinforced polymer nanocomposites
  • Abstract
  • 16.1: Introduction
  • 16.2: Classification of nanocomposites
  • 16.3: Polymers used in polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • 16.4: Nanofillers used as reinforcement in polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • 16.5: Application of polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • 16.6: Polymer matrix nanocomposites processing techniques
  • 16.7: Properties of polymer matrix nanocomposites
  • 16.8: Green and sustainable polymer nanocomposites
  • 16.9: Antiviral behavior of some metal oxide-reinforced polymer nanocomposites
  • 16.10: Conclusions
  • References
  • 17: Methods of nanoparticle dispersion in the polymer matrix
  • Abstract
  • 17.1: Introduction
  • 17.2: Classification of dispersion methods
  • References
  • 18: Industrial applications of MXene nanocomposites
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • 18.1: Introduction
  • 18.2: Synthesis of MXenes
  • 18.3: Properties
  • 18.4: MXene composites
  • 18.5: Applications
  • 18.6: Conclusion and prospects
  • References
  • 19: D0 carbon nanoparticles: Carbon nanodots and graphene oxide quantum dots
  • Abstract
  • 19.1: Experimental section
  • 19.2: Results and discussion
  • 19.3: Conclusions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2022
  • Published: July 15, 2022
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128242728
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323853293

About the Editors

Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa

Dr.Sanjay Mavinkere Rangappa received the Ph.D (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Science) from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, India in the year 2017 and Post Doctorate from King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand, in the year 2019. He is a Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE) and Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers (India). He is a reviewer for more than 50 international journals, books, and conferences. In addition, he has published more than 70 research articles in high quality international peer reviewed journals, 20+ book chapters, one book, 20 books as an Editor and has also presented research papers at national/international conferences.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Scientist, Natural Composites Research Group Lab, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai

Jyotishkumar Parameswaranpillai received his PhD in Polymer Science and Technology (Chemistry) from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has published more than 100 papers, in high quality international peer reviewed journals on polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, and biopolymers, and has edited 10 books. He has received numerous awards and recognitions including prestigious KMUTNB best researcher award 2019, Kerala State Award for the Best Young Scientist 2016 and INSPIRE Faculty Award 2011.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Science, Faculty of Science and Technology, Alliance University, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Yashas T.G.

Mr. Yashas Gowda T G completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, under VTU, in 2014. He then went on to complete his Master of Technology in Machine Design from SJB Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka under VTU, in 2016. He has worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan since 2017. In 2019, he was selected to pursue his Doctorate in Engineering (D.Eng.) under a scholarship at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand., He has published more than 15 articles in high quality international peer-reviewed journals, 5 book Chapters, and 1 edited book. He has also presented numerous research papers at national and international conferences. He is currently working on natural fibers characterization and the tribology of hybrid composites.

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Malnad College of Engineering, Hassan, Karnataka, India

Suchart Siengchin

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Suchart Siengchin is President of King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand. He received his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences Giessen/Friedberg, Hessen, Germany, M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from University of Applied Sciences Aalen, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, M.Sc. in Material Science at the Erlangen-Nürnberg University, Bayern, Germany, Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering (Dr.-Ing.) from Institute for Composite Materials, University of Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany and Postdoctoral Research from Kaiserslautern University and School of Materials Engineering, Purdue University, USA. He worked as a Lecturer for Production and Material Engineering Department at The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), KMUTNB. He has been full Professor at KMUTNB and became the President of KMUTNB. He won the Outstanding Researcher Award in 2010, 2012 and 2013 at KMUTNB. He is an author of more than 150 peer reviewed journal articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

President, Department of Materials and Production Engineering, The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS), King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Bangkok, Thailand

M. Ozgur Seydibeyoglu

Dr. Seydibeyoglu is an international researcher working on polymeric composites based in Turkey. He completed his BSc and MSc degrees on Materials and Polymers respectively at the Middle East Technical University, Turkey and completed his PhD at Istanbul Technical University, Turkey on micro/nanocomposites. During his PhD studies he was granted the Norwegian Scholarship on nanocellulose research and he was invited by Prof. Kristiina Oksman to Sweden in 2007. In 2009-2010, he conducted post-doctoral studies with Prof. Amar Mohanty and Prof. Manjusri Misra on biocomposites. After his post-doc study, he joined the Carbon Fiber Company, AKSA Akrilik Kimya, Turkey as a Research Associate and worked for 1.5 years on carbon fiber and composites. Since 2012, he has been a faculty member at Izmir Katip Celebi University. During his faculty time, he has won the South African Scholarship to visit CSIR Composites group for 3 weeks where he published a book chapter. In 2017, he was UK Newton Fund Research Fellowship holder to conduct research on additive manufacturing. Since 2019, he has been a part-time faculty member at Jönköping University, Sweden. He has close to 40 SCI publications, 15 book chapters, 1 book [edited] and more than 50 conference publications and 4 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Faculty Member, Jonkoping University, Sweden

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  • Dr. H. Mon Jul 11 2022

    Metal Nanoparticle-Based Polymer Composites

    Very good book. Recommended for reading!