Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0444594604
  • ISBN-13: 9780444594600
  • DDC: 620.115
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 416 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Clay-Containing Polymer Nanocomposites covers everything from fundamental understanding to real applications of clay-containing polymer nanocomposites, including environmental considerations. The book's coverage of fundamentals and generalities, in addition to in-depth coverage of polymer layered silicate nanocomposites, make it a valuable companion for beginners in the field as well as more seasoned researchers. This book provides a rare coherent approach to this class of materials. This title is ideal for polymer and material scientists, researchers, and engineers, including under- and post-graduate students who are interested in this exciting field of research. This book will also help industrial researchers and R&D managers who want to bring advanced polymeric material based products into the market.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
About the Author.
1: An Overview of Pure and Organically Modified Clays.
2: Thermodynamics, Molecular Modeling, and Kinetics of Nanocomposite Formation.
3: Structure and Morphology Characterization Techniques.
4: Processing and Characterization.
5: Mechanical Properties.
6: Barrier Properties.
7: Thermal Stability.
8: Fire-Retardant Properties.
9: Crystallization Behavior, Morphology, and Kinetics.
10: Melt-State Rheology.
11: Foam Processing.
12: Real and Potential Applications.
Concluding Remarks and Future Outlook.