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2. Fundamentals of polymer nanostructured materials
3. Overview of nanoparticles and their surface modification
4. Fundamentals of immiscible polymer blends
5. Manufacturing technology and characterization
6. Particle localization at the equilibrium state and migration mechanism
7. Effects of mixing conditions (dynamic process)
8. Effects of associated constituents
9. Migration vs. properties including hybrid effect
11. General conclusions and future outlook
Nanostructured Immiscible Polymer Blends: Migration and Interface covers a wide range of nanoparticle types, emphasizing the mechanisms and parameters involved in the migration of nanofillers inside immiscible polymer blends. This book explores the influence of nanoparticle migration on the localization, and hence, morphology development, electrical conductivity, and met-rheological properties of blended composite materials. As the influence of solid particles, ranging in size from several hundred nanometers to a few microns in immiscible polymer blends has been extensively studied for use as compatibilizers, morphology stabilizers, and reinforcement agents, this book is a timely resource.
- Outlines techniques used to prepare nanoparticles-modified immiscible polymer blend composites
- Explains the structural and morphological development, and melt-state rheological behaviors of nanoparticles-modified immiscible polymer blend composites
- Discusses major industrial applications
Materials Scientists and Engineers who are looking to learn more about how nanomaterials reinforcement can be used to optimize the properties of polymer blends
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- 17th September 2019
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"Overall, this book is well written and contains relevant information regarding the field of nanostructured immiscible polymer blends. Although it does not contain any problem sets, with up-to-date information and adequate bibliographical references, the book will be a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate student researchers studying the field of polymers, as well as scientists and engineers from industry." --MRS Bulletin
Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray is the Chief Research Scientist and Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa. He received his PhD degree in Physical Chemistry at the University of Calcutta, India in 2001 and was a recipient of the ‘‘Sir P. C Ray Research Award’’ for the best PhD work. Prof. Ray current research focuses on the applications of advanced nanostructured & polymeric materials. He is one of the most active and highly cited authors in the field of polymer nanocomposite materials, and he has recently been rated by Thomson Reuters as being one of the Top 1% most impactful and influential scientists and Top50 high impact chemists. Prof. Ray is the author of 7 books, co-author of 5 edited books, 32 book chapters on various aspects of polymer-based nanostructured materials & their applications, and author and co-author of 370 articles in high-impact international journals, 30 articles in national and international conference proceedings. He also has 6 patents and 7 new demonstrated technologies shared with colleagues, collaborators and industrial partners to his name. So far, his team commercialized 19 different products. His honors and awards include South Africa’s most Prestigious 2016 National Science and Technology Award (NSTF); Prestigious 2014 CSIR-wide Leadership award; Prestigious 2014 CSIR Human Capital development award; Prestigious 2013 Morand Lambla Awardee (top award in the field of polymer processing worldwide), International Polymer Processing Society, USA. He is also appointed as Extraordinary Professor, University of Pretoria and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, University of Johannesburg. Currently, he is serving as an Associate Editor of the RSC Advances, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK; and editorial board member of Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, Journal of Films and Sheeting, and ACS Omega.
Chief Research Scientist and Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials, DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria, South Africa
Senior Researcher at DST/CSIR National Centre for Nano-structured Materials,Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa. His research focuses on the morphology of polymer blends with different classes of nanoparticle, and on how controlling the migration and distribution of nanoparticles in polymer blends
Senior Researcher, DST/CSIR National Centre for Nanostructured materials, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa
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