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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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

Professor Thomas is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in Nanoscience, Polymer Science and Engineering, Polymer Nanocomposites, Elastomers, Polymer Blends, Interpenetrating Polymer Networks, Polymer Membranes, Green Composites and Nanocomposites, Nanomedicine and Green Nanotechnology. Dr. Thomas’s ground-breaking inventions in polymer nanocomposites, polymer blends, green bionanotechnological and nano-biomedical sciences, have made transformative differences in the development of new materials for biomedical, automotive, space, and housing fields. Professor Thomas has published over 1000 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 150 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Woodhead, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Nova Science. He is the inventor of 16 patents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Vice Chancellor and Full Professor, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, 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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