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1. Instrumental techniques for the characterization of nanoparticles
2. Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS) Analysis of Nanomaterials
3. Size-exclusion chromatography in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
4. Thermogravimetry Analysis for Characterization of Nanomaterials
5. Differential Scanning Calorimetry in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology
6. Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis of Polymer Nanocomposites
7. Thermomechanical Analysis of Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
8. Contact Angle Measurement Techniques in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology
9. Surface area analysis of Nanomaterials
10. Small angle Light and X-ray scattering in Nanosciences and Nanotechnology
Thermal and Rheological Measurement Techniques for Nanomaterials Characterization, Second Edition covers thermal and rheological measurement techniques, including their principle working methods, sample preparation and interpretation of results.
This important reference is an ideal source for materials scientists and industrial engineers who are working with nanomaterials and need to know how to determine their properties and behaviors.
- Outlines key characterization techniques to determine the thermal and rheological behavior of different nanomaterials
- Explains how the thermal and rheological behavior of nanomaterials affect their usage
- Provides a method-orientated approach that explains how to successfully use each technique
Materials scientists, materials engineers, materials chemists and researchers in related disciplines including chemistry and physics
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Dr. Sabu Thomas is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences, as well as the Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He received his Ph.D. in 1987 in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, and a member of the American Chemical Society. He has been ranked no.5 in India with regard to the number of publications (most productive scientists). Prof. Thomas’s research group is specialized various areas of polymer research, including polymer blends, fibre filled polymer composites, particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomer crosslinking, and dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering. His research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries, research and academic institutions all over the world and is performing collaborative research in various fields. Prof. Thomas has over 1,000 publications and 130 books to his name.
Professor, Polymer Science and Engineering, School of Chemical Sciences and Director, Centre for Neuroscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India
Prof (Dr). Raju Thomas is currently Vice Chancellor of Middle East University FZE, P.O. BOX 37173, Al Hamara, Ras Al Khaimah, and United Arab Emirates. Dr. Thomas started Professorship from Research and Postgraduate Department of Chemistry, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla-3, Kerala, India. Dr. Thomas procured Ph.D degree under the supervision of Prof. (Dr). Sabu Thomas, Director of International and Interuniversity Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has extensive research experience in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. He has twelve years of research experience in the Organic Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry laboratories of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has also worked in the laboratory of Applied Rheology and Polymer processing of Katholieke University, Leuven, Belgium and in the laboratory at Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany. He has widely studied the kinetics of curing, morphology developments and structural characteristics of in-situ cured nanocomposites based on epoxy resin and reactive rubbers. His research is reflected in his six published research articles in international journals and additional articles which are currently under review. In addition, many articles are published in popular journals. He has co-authored many chapters and co-editor of a book entitled “Micro and Nanostructured Epoxy/Rubber Blends” which was recently published by Wiley and Sons. He has attended many national and international seminars/ conferences and presented many research papers. He is an approved research guide in Chemistry of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India and has availed projects from University Grants Commission (UGC), Department of Science and Technology- Science and Engineering Research Board (DST-SERB) and Kerala Science Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE).
Vice Chancellor, Middle East University FZE, Al Hamara, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Prof. Ajesh K. Zachariah is currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla. He had done Doctoral Research in Polymer Chemistry at School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He has ten years’ research experience in nanomaterials and characterization. Expert in sophisticated analytical techniques such as Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), X ray diffraction Technique (XRD), Gas Permeability Tester, Dynamic Mechanical Analyser (DMA), Rubber Process Analyser (RPA)and Oscillating Disc Rheometer (ODR). Published nine internationally cited articles, two international books and applied one Indian patent. He presented articles in different national and international conferences. He bagged Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award 2013, the meritorious research scholar award from UGC, India in 2009 and young researcher award in Nanosat-2010. His research areas are nanomaterial, naocomposites, elastomer-elastomer blend systems, sensors, membranes, computational chemistry and environmental chemistry.
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Mar Thoma College, Tiruvalla, India
Raghvendra Kumar Mishra is currently working as Senior Research Fellow at the International and Interuniversity Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He has received India's most prestigious Visvesvaraya Research Fellowship, and he is currently serving as Visvesvaraya Fellow. He has widely studied the processing of blends, in situ generation micro- and nanofibrillar composites, electromagnetic shielding effect of nanocomposites, decorating and alignment of carbon nanotubes, and thermal, dynamic mechanical, and structural relationships in polymer blends and nanocomposites. He has won several awards from different organizations and technology events. He is serving as reviewer in many international journals, for example, Environmental Chemistry Letters (Springer). He has research experience in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Technology, and Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. His areas of research are multidisciplinary, which include thermodynamics, heat transfer, refrigeration and air-conditioning, fluid mechanics, machine design, solid mechanics, machine theory, power plant engineering, metal and ceramic processing. In addition, he specializes in polymers, which include polymer recycling, polymer blends, fiber-filled polymer composites, particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, aging and degradation, nanomaterials e.g., metallic, metallic oxide, carbon nanotubes, graphene, conducting polymer blends, composites and nanocomposites, biodegradable polymer blends and composites. He has expertise in sophisticated characterization techniques such as dynamic mechanical analyzer, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysis, spectroscopy, vector network analyzer, scanning electron microcopy, and atomic force microscopy (AFM).
Senior Research Fellow, International and Interuniversity Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India
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