Nanostructured Polymer Blends, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1455731609
  • ISBN-13: 9781455731602
  • DDC: 620.192042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 576 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Over 30% of commercial polymers are blends or alloys. Nanostructured blends offer a new range of possibilities with characteristics including thermodynamic stability; potential to improve material transparency, creep and solvent resistance; potential to simultaneously increase tensile strength and ductility; superior rheological properties; and relatively low cost. Nanostructured Polymer Blends opens up immense structural possibilities via chemical and mechanical modifications that generate novel properties and functions and high-performance characteristics at a low cost. The emerging applications of these new materials cover a range of industries, including the coatings and adhesives industry, electronics, energy (photovoltaics), aerospace and medical devices (where polymer blends provide innovations in biocompatible materials). This book explains the science of nanostructure formation and the nature of interphase formations, demystifies the design of nanostructured blends to achieve specific properties, and introduces the applications for this important new class of nanomaterial. All the key topics related to recent advances in blends are covered: IPNs, phase morphologies, composites and nanocomposites, nanostructure formation, the chemistry and structure of additives, etc.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Polymer Blends.
2: Characterization of Nanostructured Materials.
3: Theoretical Modeling of Nanostructured Formation in Polymer Blends.
4: Compatibilization as a Tool for Nanostructure Formation.
5: Nanofilled Thermoplastic—Thermoplastic Polymer Blends.
6: Nanostructure Formation in Thermoset/Block Copolymer and Thermoset/Hyperbranched Polymer Blends.
7: Nanostructure Formation in Block Copolymers.
8: Significances of Nanostructured Hydrogels for Valuable Applications.
9: Nanostructured Liquid Crystals.
10: Nanostructured Hydrogels.
11: Nano/Micro and Hierarchical Structured Surfaces in Polymer Blends.
12: Degradation Behavior of Nanocomposite Polymer Blends.
13: New Applications of Nanoheterogeneous Systems.
14: Blend of Silicon Nanostructures and Conducting Polymers for Solar Cells.
15: Conductive Polymer Composites and Blends: Recent Trends.