Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites

Rheology of Polymer Blends and Nanocomposites

Theory, Modelling and Applications

1st Edition - September 8, 2019

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  • Editors: Sabu Thomas, Sarathchandran Chandrasekharakurup, Nithin Chandran
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128169575
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128169568

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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

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2019
  • Published: September 8, 2019
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128169575
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128169568

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.

Sarathchandran Chandrasekharakurup

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

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

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