New Horizons of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Nanocomposites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081025444

New Horizons of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Applications, Health and Safety and Future Prospects

Editors: Fengge Gao
Paperback ISBN: 9780081025444
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st November 2019
Page Count: 690
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Table of Contents

Part 1. Emerging Fillers
1.1 Boron Nitride Nanotube: Synthesis, Properties and Applications
1.2 Silica Nanotubes: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications
1.3 Cellulose Nanocrystals: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications
1.4 Hexagonal Boron Nitride: Synthesis, Properties, Functionization and Applications
1.5 Exfoliation Technology for Hexagonal Boron Nitride
1.6 Graphene Oxide: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications
1.7 Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications
1.8 Tungsten Disulfide Nanosheets: Synthesis, Properties and Potential Applications

Part 2. Widened Applications of Nano Fillers and Their Enhanced Composites
2.1 Clay/Polymer Nanocomposites in Antimicrobial Application
2.2 Graphene and Its Derived Filler/Polymer Nanocomposites for Antimicrobial Applications
2.3 Polymer Nanocomposites as Insulation Materials for Energy Application
2.5 Improvement of Foam Stability Using Smectite Clay
2.6 Recent Development in Nano Filler Dispersion in Polymer Melt: Dispersion, Characterisation and Master Batch
2.7 Celluluse Nanocrystals in Photonic Application
2.8 Transparent Cellulose
2.9 Nanoparticle Enhanced Bacteria Cellulose
2.10 Ultra-Light Weight Foam Materials Formed from Graphene and Other Nanoparticles
2.11 The Application of Polymer Nanocomposites for Non-Stain Textile Materials
2.12 Application of Carbon Nanotube for Stress and Strain Detection
2.13. Shape Memory Nanocomposites

Part 3. Widended Characterisation Techniques
3.1 Nuclear quantum effects in nanocomposite materials as observed by neutrons
3.2 Characterisation of clay structure in liquid
3.3. The Investigation of the Surface Chemistry and Vapour Sorption Properties of Aluminosilicates and Carbon Based Nanocomposites By Igc-SEA
3.4. Nanoindentation in Nanocomposite Research

Part 4. Health And Safety of Polymer Nanocomposite Technology
4.1. Cytotoxicity of Clay Nanoparticles for Polymer Nanocomposite Application
4.2. Heath and Safety Arising from Machining Polymer Nanocomposites
4.4. Toxicity of Graphene and Its Derived Nanoparticles
4.5. Health and Safety Concerns in Applcation of Carnon Nanotubes in Composites

Part 5. Prospect of Polymer Nanocomposites for Future Applications
5.1. The Prospect of Polymer Nanocomposites for Reinforcement Application
5.2. The Prospect of Nanocomposites in Fire Retardant Application


Nanocomposites are now progressing into a new era of research. Over the past two decades it was essentially focused on the enhancement of traditional engineering applications such as mechanical and barrier properties, anti-solvent resistance, heat distortion behavior, electrical conductivity and fire retardancy. The science and technology that was particularly relevant to this research has now become progressively mature. This book will stand-out from more traditional publications covering new innovative areas of research. Some of the applications discussed might be well-known in some research communities but not necessarily so in the nanocomposites community, such as dielectric materials for example. Other applications are new and just emerging such as clay nanoparticles in foam stability.

In addition to covering innovative applications; the book will also address issues concerning nanocomposite materials in both industry and the academic community, mainly health and safety concerns in the application of these materials as well as future prospects for these materials in comparison with traditional fibres and filler enhancement materials. There is also an entire section dedicated to characterization techniques which have not been traditionally applied in nanocomposite research to date.

Key Features

  • Presents innovative applications, and characterization techniques of nanocomposites
  • Coverage of health and safety and toxicity issues concerning nanomaterials
  • Case studies in various industrial environments


Academic researchers, PhD students and industrial professionals (R&D) working in materials science (especially nanocomposite materials), chemical and materials engineering and energy


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About the Editors

Fengge Gao Editor

Dr Fengge Gao is Reader in Nanotechnology and the Director of Nanoscience Laoratory at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is one of the pioneers in developing filler enhanced polymer nanocomposites in the UK and is currently leading a group of researchers working on various aspects of polymer nanocomposites and their applications. His recent work on non-migration type antimicrobial polymer nanocomposites won the CenFRA Most Innovative Research Award and UK Food and Drink Forum Innovation Champion Award in 2009.

Affiliations and Expertise

Nottingham Trent University, UK