Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128169575

Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Theory, Modelling and Applications

Editors: Sabu Thomas Sarathchandran C. Nithin Chandran
Paperback ISBN: 9780128169575
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 16th August 2019
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

1. Rheology: An Introduction
2. Rheology of Polymer Blends
3. Interfacial Characterization using Rheology
4. Rheology of Colloids
5. Rheology of Polymer nanocomposites
6. Rheology of Polymer-Clay nanocomposites
7. Rheology of Polymer-CNT nanocomposites
8. Rheology of Polymer Blend Nanocomposites
9. Rheology of heavy crude oil and asphaltene-polymer composite blends
10. Rheology of Hydrogels
11. Rheology of Liquid Crystalline Polymers
12. Rheo-SAXS: A Critical Evaluation
13. Fourier Transform Rheology: Advancements and Future
14. MagnetoRheology Studies on Polymer Nanocomposites
15. Nonlinear Rheology
16. Electrorheology of polymer blends and nanocomposites


Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites: Theory, Modelling and Applications focuses on rheology in polymer nanocomposites. It provides readers with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of rheology, with an emphasis on recent advancements. Chapters explore potential future applications for nanocomposites and polymer blends, giving readers a thorough understanding of the specific features derived from rheology as a tool for the study of polymer blends and nanocomposites. This book is ideal for industrial and academic researchers in the field of polymer blends and nanocomposites, but is also a great resource for anyone who wants to learn about the applications of rheology.

Key Features

  • Sets out the principles of rheology as it is applied to polymer blends and nanocomposites
  • Demonstrates how rheological techniques are best applied to different classes of nanocomposites
  • Assesses the opportunities and major challenges of rheological approaches to polymer blends and nanocomposites


Materials scientists working in the areas of nanomaterials and polymer science


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About the Editors

Sabu Thomas Editor

Professor Thomas is the Director of the International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and full professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is an outstanding leader with sustained international acclaims for his work in 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 automotive, space, housing and biomedical fields. Professor Thomas has received a number of national and international awards which include: Fellowship of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Distinguished Professorship from Josef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, MRSI medal, CRSI medal and Sukumar Maithy award. He is in the list of most productive researchers in India and holds a position of No.5. Professor Thomas has published over 720 peer reviewed research papers, reviews and book chapters. He has co-edited 54 books published by Royal Society, Wiley, Wood head, Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, Nova etc. He is the inventor of 4 patents. Prof. Thomas has delivered over 300 Plenary/Inaugural and Invited lectures in national/international meetings over 30 countries. He has already supervised 74 Ph.D theses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Sabu Thomas is Director of International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Sarathchandran C. Editor

Dr. Sarathchandran C is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He was previously Scientist (Contract) at Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum, India

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Chemistry,Department of Sciences, Amrita School of Engineering, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Nithin Chandran Editor

Nithin Chandran is a Researcher at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Researcher, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India