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Polymer Science and Nanotechnology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128168066, 9780128168073

Polymer Science and Nanotechnology

1st Edition

Fundamentals and Applications

Editor: Ravin Narain
Paperback ISBN: 9780128168066
eBook ISBN: 9780128168073
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th June 2020
Page Count: 488
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Polymer Science and Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications brings together the latest advances in polymer science and nanoscience. Sections explain the fundamentals of polymer science, including key aspects and methods in terms of molecular structure, synthesis, characterization, microstructure, phase structure and processing and properties before discussing the materials of particular interest and utility for novel applications, such as hydrogels, natural polymers, smart polymers and polymeric biomaterials. The second part of the book examines essential techniques in nanotechnology, with an emphasis on the utilization of advanced polymeric materials in the context of nanoscience.

Throughout the book, chapters are prepared so that materials and products can be geared towards specific applications. Two chapters cover, in detail, major application areas, including fuel and solar cells, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, membranes, water treatment and oil recovery.

Key Features

  • Presents the latest applications of polymers and polymeric nanomaterials, across energy, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and environmental fields
  • Contains detailed coverage of polymer nanocomposites, polymer nanoparticles, and hybrid polymer-metallic nanoparticles
  • Supports an interdisciplinary approach, enabling readers from different disciplines to understand polymer science and nanotechnology and the interface between them


Academic: Advanced students, researchers and scientists looking to combine polymeric materials and nanotechnology from other disciplines (chemistry and chemical engineering, physics, civil and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, biomedical engineering, pharmaceuticals, environmental science, textiles, other areas of nanotechnology or materials science). Industry: Engineers, designers, technologists, quality controllers and researchers approaching the design and manufacture of polymeric materials or products involving the use of nanotechnology, as well as non-technical employees within the polymer industry

Table of Contents

Section I
1. Brief overview of polymer science
2. Nature and molecular structure of polymers
3. Polymer synthesis
4. Copolymerization
5. Modification of polymers
6. Polymer characterization
7. Polymer degradation and stability
8. Polymer processing and rheology
9. Thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties
10. Hydrogels
11. Biopolymers and natural polymers
12. Smart Polymers
13. Polymers in medicine
14. Polymers for advanced applications

Section II
15. Nanomaterials properties
16. Nanomaterial synthesis
17. Nanomaterials characterization
18. Nanomaterials applications


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About the Editor

Ravin Narain

Ravin Narain, PhD, P.Eng, FRSC is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canada. Prof. Narain has made significant contributions to research on the design, fabrication, and characterization of novel polymers and nanomaterials for a wide range of applications. His research has also covered biomaterials, nanomedicine and regenerative medicine, with an emphasis on developing advanced materials for biomedical uses. He has published over 170 articles in peer-reviewed and high impact journals and has edited several books He is currently the section editor for the second edition of Comprehensive Glycoscience (Elsevier). He is also on the Advisory Board for Polymer Chemistry (RSC). He was the recipient for a Distinguished Visiting Scientist Award from CSIRO (Manufacturing), Melbourne, Australia (2017-2018).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

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