Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites

From Synthesis to Applications

1st Edition - March 25, 2021

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Lakshmipriya Somasekharan
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213582
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213476

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Description

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites: From Synthesis to Applications offers extensive coverage of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes and their nanocomposites, including their synthesis, characterization, interfacial interactions and advanced applications. Sections introduce essentials, information on their preparation and discussions on polymeric materials, including elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosetting polymers, polymer blends and IPNs. Further sections cover the latest analysis techniques, examine the properties of POSS-polymer nanocomposites, and discuss key application areas, such as biological, energy, defense, and space. Finally, issues surrounding industry implementation and lifecycle are explored. This is a valuable reference for researchers, scientists and advanced students in the areas of polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer science, and materials science and engineering. In an industrial setting, this book will be of great interest to scientists, R&D professionals, and engineers across industries and disciplines.

Key Features

  • Covers all aspects of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) and their nanocomposites, including synthesis and characterization techniques, properties, analysis, applications and trends
  • Targets POSS nanocomposites, describing synthesis, characterization and the selection of POSS filler types according to polymeric material
  • Explains the preparation and utilization of POSS polymer nanocomposites for cutting-edge applications, including biological, energy, and defense field applications

Readership

Academic: Researchers, scientists and advanced students in polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer science, and materials science and engineering. Industry: Scientists, R&D professionals, and engineers across industries and disciplines, looking to utilize POSS-based nanocomposites in a range of advanced applications

Table of Contents

  • 1. POSS nanoparticles: Synthesis, characterization, and properties
    2. Manufacturing of POSS-polymer nanocomposites
    3. Interface modification of POSSpolymer nanocomposites
    4. POSS—General purpose elastomer nanocomposites
    5. Modification of specialty elastomers using POSS derivatives
    6. POSS-amorphous thermoplastic nanocomposites
    7. POSS-crystalline thermoplastic nanocomposites
    8. POSS—Thermosetting polymer nanocomposites
    9. Polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) in polymer blends
    10. POSS-based IPN nanocomposites
    11. POSS-based hybrid nanocomposites
    12. Morphological analysis of POSS polymer nanocomposites
    13. Spectroscopic analysis of POSS polymer nanocomposites
    14. Scattering studies of POSS nanocomposites
    15. Polymer-POSS hybrid materials as fire retardants
    16. Dielectric properties and applications of POSS-polymer nanocomposites
    17. Rheological properties of POSS nanocomposites
    18. Mechanical and dynamic mechanical properties of POSS nanocomposites
    19. Solvent transport properties of POSS nanocomposites
    20. Surface properties of POSS nanocomposites
    21. POSS nanocomposites for biological applications
    22. Applications of POSS nanocomposites in the energy field
    23. POSS nanocomposites for defense and space applications
    24. Industrial scale-up: Lab to commercial-scale manufacturing of POSS composites
    25. Aging and lifetime analysis of POSS nanocomposites

Product details

  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: March 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128213582
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128213476

About the Editors

Sabu Thomas

Prof. Sabu Thomas is one of India’s most renowned scientists known for his contributions in polymer science and nanotechnology. He is a scientist, administrator and a teacher of national and international students. He joined Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, to pursue his bachelor’s degree in polymer science and rubber technology. He went on to complete his Ph. D. at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After attaining industrial experience, he returned to Mahatma Gandhi University, India, as a lecturer. He currently serves as the Vice Chancellor of the Mahatma Gandhi University. He has guided over 116 Ph. D students. He has received several national and international awards for best researcher and is a member of numerous scientific bodies and committees. He has been honoured with honorary doctorates from University of South Brittany, France; University of Lorraine, France and Siberian Federal University, Russia. He has authored more than 1,200 research publications and 156 books. He has been ranked 114th in the list of the world’s best scientists (Stanford University, USA). He was also selected for the DST Nanomission award 2020. He received Honorary Professorship from Siberian Federal University in 2020. Last year he was honoured with C.N.R Rao Award Prize Lecture in Advanced Materials by Materials Research Society of India (MRSI). He was elected as the Foreign Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)-2019. In 2022 he was honoured the Bailey Medal Award and in 2021 was awarded the Kairali Lifetime Research Award 2021 by the Kerala government.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Lakshmipriya Somasekharan

Dr. Lakshmipriya Somasekharan got her PhD from IIUCNN, Mahatma Gandhi University with a UGC-JRF fellowship. Her interest is in the preparation and characterisation of polymer nanocomposites, with a research focus on POSS natural rubber nanocomposites, synthesis of POSS nanoparticles and its hybrids with other nanofillers, and preparation and characterisation of nanocomposites with elastomers.

Affiliations and Expertise

PhD, IIUCNN, Mahatma Gandhi University with a UGC-JRF fellowship

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