The aim of the present edited book is to furnish scientific information about manufacturing, properties, and application of clay and carbon based polymer nanocomposites. It can be used as handbook for undergraduate and post graduate courses (for example material science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, rubber technology, manufacturing engineering, etc.) as well as as reference book for research fellows and professionals.
Polymer nanocomposites have received outstanding importance in the present decade because of their broad range of high-performance applications in various areas of engineering and technology due to their special material properties.
A great interest is dedicated to nanofiller based polymeric materials, which exhibit excellent enhancement in macroscopic material properties (mechanical, thermal, dynamic mechanical, electrical and many more) at very low filler contents and can therefore be used for the development of next-generation composite materials.
Prof. Deba Kumar Tripathy
Dr. Deba Kumar Tripathy is a Professor of Emeritus of Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He had a brilliant academic career with PhD in Mechanical Engineering. He has also excelled as an academician, administrator and consultant of repute. His research interest includes Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology, Manufacturing Engineering, Material Forming and Product Engineering. He has published more than 160 technical papers in international journals and guided 24 PhD students. He has contributed 3 book chapters and possesses an Indian Patent. He is a reviewer of many national and international journals. He has organised various international and national conferences and workshops. He is also recipient of several awards and fellowships. He is also member of various professional societies.
Dr. Bibhu Prasad Sahoo
Dr. Bibhu Prasad Sahoo is an Assistant Professor at School of Applied Sciences, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. He obtained his PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from Rubber Technology Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 2013. He was awarded as Senior Research Fellow by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Mumbai, India and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India. He has published many research publications and book chapters in different international journals and books. His research interest includes Carbon Nano-filler based Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites for various Dielectric Applications. His research work is funded by Board of Research in Nuclear Science (BRNS) and Department of Science and Technology (DST) Govt. of India.
Introduction to Clay and Carbon Based Polymer Nano-composites: Materials, Processing, and Characterization.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Electronics, Dielectrics, and Microwave Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Structure and Construction Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Biomedical and Biotechnology Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Environmental Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Energy and Fuel Cell Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Automobile Engineering Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Adhesive, Coating and Paint Applications.- Polymer Nanocomposites for Shape Memory Applications.