Polymer/Fullerene Nanocomposites

Polymer/Fullerene Nanocomposites

Design and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Author: Ayesha Kausar
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995153

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Polymer/Fullerene Nanocomposites: Design and Applications synopsizes state-of-the-art essentials and versatile inventions in polymers and fullerenes derived nanocomposites. As the design, fabrication and exploration of polymeric materials with fullerenes in advanced nanomaterials is progressing quickly because of their unique combination of properties, including optical, electronic, electrical, mechanical, thermal, photovoltaic, sensing, shape memory, capacitive, antimicrobial, and other applications, this book fills a void in literature compilation and assessment for a field still in its infancy. The introductory chapter of this manuscript provides a comprehensive update on the fundamentals and applications of fullerenes, with following chapters revealing the properties and essential aspects of polymeric nanocomposites.

Key Features

  • Reconnoiters state-of-the-art of fullerenes
  • Focuses on fullerene nano-additives, developing covalent interactions, and physical dispersion with conjugated polymers and other polymeric matrices
  • Emphasizes fullerene nanowhisker and nanoball nanofillers in nanocomposites
  • Unfolds advanced applications of polymer/fullerene nanomaterials in stimuli-responsive systems, optoelectronic devices (photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and optical sensors), fuel cells, supercapacitors and biomedical fields


Academic/Industry: The book is envisioned for the academics, scientists (chemists, physicists, engineers), and materials experts working/dealing with the fundamentals, fabrication, and application arenas of the polymer and fullerene derived nanocomposites, hybrids, and materials. This book will surely assist the professionals to solve the basic, applied, and industry related problems in the field of polymer/fullerene nanomaterials.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fullerenes: Fundamentals and state-of-the-art
    2. Fullerenes grafted polymers: Covalent means
    3. Polymeric nanocomposites reinforced with non-covalently bonded fullerenes
    4. Fullerene nano-additives in conjugated polymers: Topographies and technical implications
    5. Encroachments in stimuli-responsive polymer/C60 systems 
    6. Polymer/fullerene nanomaterials in optoelectronic devices: Photovoltaics, light emitting diodes and optical sensors
    7. High performance supercapacitors based on polymer/fullerene nanocomposites
    8. Polymer/fullerene nanocomposites for fuel cells
    9. State-of-the-art of polymer/fullerene nanocomposites in biomedical fields
    10. Fullerene and polymer/fullerene nanomaterials in industry

Product details

  • No. of pages: 300
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323995153

About the Author

Ayesha Kausar

Ayesha Kausar currently works for the National Centre for Physics in Islamabad, Pakistan. She was previously affiliated with Quaid-i-Azam University and the National University of Sciences and Technology, both in Islamabad, Pakistan. She obtained her PhD from Quaid-i-Azam University and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South Korea. Dr. Kausar’s current research interests include the design, fabrication, characterization, and exploration of structure-property relationships and potential prospects of nanocomposites, polymeric nanocomposites, polymeric composites, polymeric nanoparticles, polymer dots, nanocarbon materials (graphene and derivatives, carbon nanotube, nano-diamond, carbon nano-onion, carbon nano-coil, carbon nanobelt, carbon nano-disk, carbon dot, and other nanocarbons), hybrid materials, eco-friendly materials, nanocomposite nanofibers, and nanofoam architectures. Consideration of morphological, mechanical, thermal, electrical, anticorrosion, barrier, flame retardant, radiation shielding, biomedical, and other essential materials properties for aerospace, automotive, fuel cell membranes, Li-ion battery electrodes, electronics, sensors, solar cells, water treatment, gas separation, textiles, energy production and storage devices, biomaterials, and other technical relevance are among her notable research concerns.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Centre for Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan

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