Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323401838, 9780323413916

Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites

1st Edition

Editors: Sabu Thomas Didier Rouxel Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
eBook ISBN: 9780323413916
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323401838
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 11th February 2016
Page Count: 498
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Table of Contents

1. Spectroscopy: Advantages and application areas of polymer nanocomposites- State of the art, new challenges and opportunities

2. An overview of nanocomposite nanofillers & their functionalization

3. Thermodynamics, phase segregation, polymer morphology and interface/ interphases in polymer nanocomposites

4. Raman and tip-enhanced Raman scattering spectroscopy studies of polymer nanocomposites

5. Infrared and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy for nanofillers and their nanocomposites

6. Ultraviolet and visible spectroscopy studies of nanofillers and their polymer nanocomposites

7. Fluorescence spectroscopy of nanofillers and their polymer nanocomposites

8. NMR spectroscopy of polymer nanocomposites

9. EPR spectroscopy of polymer:fullerene nanocomposites

10. Dielectric spectroscopy and stimulated current analyses of polymer-ceramic nanocomposites

11. Photothermal spectroscopy of polymer nanocomposites

12. Brillouin spectroscopy of polymer nanocomposites

13. Mössbauer spectroscopy of polymer nanocomposites

14. X-ray diffraction spectroscopy of polymer nanocomposites

15. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy of nanofillers and their polymer nanocomposites


Spectroscopy of Polymer Nanocomposites covers all aspects of the spectroscopic characterization of polymer nanocomposites. More than 25 spectroscopy characterization techniques – almost all used in materials science – are treated in the book, with discussion of their potentialities and limitations. By comparing the techniques with each other and presenting the techniques together with their specific application areas, the book provides scientists and engineers the information needed for solving specific problems and choosing the right technique for analyzing the material structure. From this, the dispersion structure of fillers, property relations and filler-polymer interactions can be determined, and, ultimately, the right materials can be chosen for the right applications.

Besides the techniques and structure-property relations, aspects covered include: phase segregation of filler particles, filler agglomeration and deagglomeration, filler dispersion, filler-polymer interactions, surfaces and interfaces. The book also examines recent developments, as well as unresolved issues and new challenges, in the characterization of surfaces and interfaces in polymer nanocomposites. This handpicked selection of topics, and the combined expertise of contributors from industry, academia, government and private research organizations across the globe, make this survey an outstanding reference source for anyone involved in the field of polymer nanocomposites in academia or industry.

Key Features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of spectroscopy techniques for analyzing polymer nanocomposites
  • Enables researchers and engineers to choose the right technique and make better materials decisions in research and a range of industries
  • Presents the fundamentals, information on structure-property relations, and all other aspects relevant for understanding spectroscopic analyses of nanoreinforced polymers and their applications


Scientists, engineers and PhD students in the fields of Polymer Nanocomposites (Materials Science, Polymer Science, Polymer Chemistry, Polymer Physics). Engineers in industries producing and processing polymers


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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. The h index of Prof. Thomas is 78 and has more than 26811 citations.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

Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Didier Rouxel Editor

Dr. Didier Rouxel is a Professor at the Institut Jean Lamour, Université de Lorraine, France. Prof. Rouxel has been involved in the spectroscopic analysis of inorganics and is vastly experienced in the analysis of polymer nanocomposite systems by almost all spectroscopic techniques. His major areas of interest include elastic properties of polymeric materials studied by Brillouin spectroscopy, development of polymer nanocomposite materials, development of micro-devices based on electro-active polymers, piezoelectric nanocrystals, microsensor development for surgery, cell excitement in organic medium by piezoelectric polymers etc. He has written 80 publications, 6 book chapters and 138 communications.

Affiliations and Expertise

Université de Lorraine, France

Deepalekshmi Ponnamma Editor

Dr. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. She recently obtained her PhD in Material Science from the Institute of Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Australia, and previously worked at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. She has over five years of research experience and has extensive knowledge in the field of polymer nanocomposites. Her research is focused on nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene and the significance of developing technologically applicable polymer nanocomposites. She has also studied the properties of elastomer nanocomposites with the help of spectroscopic techniques. She has written 13 publications in international journals and 10 book chapters, and has edited 4 books. She has presented many papers at international conferences and has won best poster and oral presentation awards.

Affiliations and Expertise

Qatar University, Qatar