Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications
Author: Zhanhu Guo,Yuan Chen,Na Luna Lu
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 3527342478
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

Focusing on real applications of nanocomposites and nanotechnologies for sustainable development, this book shows how nanocomposites can help to solve energy and environmental problems, including a broad overview of energy-related applications and a unique selection of environmental topics. Clearly structured, the first part covers such energy-related applications as lithium ion batteries, solar cells, catalysis, thermoelectric waste heat harvesting and water splitting, while the second part provides unique perspectives on environmental fields, including nuclear waste management and carbon dioxide capture and storage. The result is a successful combination of fundamentals for newcomers to the field and the latest results for experienced scientists, engineers, and industry researchers.

Polymer Based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Their Applications

Polymer Based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Their Applications
Author: John Zhanhu Guo,Kenan Song,Chuntai Liu
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 0128150688
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Their Applications Book Excerpt:

Polymer-Based Multifunctional Nanocomposites and Their Applications provides an up-to-date review of the latest advances and developments in the field of polymer nanocomposites. It will serve as a one-stop reference resource on important research accomplishments in the area of multifunctional nanocomposites, with a particular emphasis placed on the use of nanofillers and different functionality combinations. Edited and written by an expert team of researchers in the field, the book provides a practical analysis of functional polymers, nanoscience, and nanotechnology in important and developing areas, such as transportation engineering, mechanical systems, aerospace manufacturing, construction materials, and more. The book covers both theory and experimental results regarding the relationships between the effective properties of polymer composites and those of polymer matrices and reinforcements. Presents a thorough and up-to-date review of the latest advances and developments in the field of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites Integrates coverage of fundamentals, research and development, and the range of applications for multifunctional polymers and their composites, such as in the automotive, aerospace, biomedical and electrical industries Supports further technological developments by discussing both theory and real world experimental data from academia and industry

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems
Author: Kamel A. Abd-Elsalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 730
Release: 2020-04-14
ISBN: 012821354X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agri food and Ecosystems Book Excerpt:

Multifunctional Hybrid Nanomaterials for Sustainable Agrifood and Ecosystems shows how hybrid nanomaterials (HNMs) are being used to enhance agriculture, food and environmental science. The book discusses the synthesis and characterization of HNMs before exploring agrifoods and environmental functions. It shows how novel HNMs are being used for the detection and separation of heavy metal ions, for destroying and sensing of insecticides, in managed release fertilizer and pesticide formulations, plant protection, plant promotions, purification, detection, and to control mycotoxins. Further, the book describes the use of silica-based total nanosystems, carbon nanotubes, nanocellulose-based, and polymer nanohybrids for agricultural and biological applications. This book is an important reference source for materials scientists, engineers and food scientists who want to gain a greater understanding on how multifunctional nanomaterials are being used for a range of agricultural and environmental applications. Outlines the major nanomaterial types that are being used in agriculture Explains why the properties of multifunctional nanomaterials are particularly efficient for use in agriculture Assesses the major challenges of using multifunctional nanomaterials on an industrial scale

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Jinsong Leng,Alan Kin-tak Lau
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN: 1439816832
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Polymer Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites, how they compare with traditional composites, and th

Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocomposites Based on Cellulosic Reinforcements

Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocomposites Based on Cellulosic Reinforcements
Author: Debora Puglia,Elena Fortunati,José M. Kenny
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2016-07-11
ISBN: 0323417396
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocomposites Based on Cellulosic Reinforcements Book Excerpt:

Multifunctional Polymeric Nanocomposites Based on Cellulosic Reinforcements introduces the innovative applications of polymeric materials based on nanocellulose, and covers extraction methods, functionalization approaches, and assembly methods to enable these applications. The book presents the state-of-the-art of this novel nano-filler and how it enables new applications in many different sectors, beyond existing products. With a focus on application of nano-cellulose based polymers with multifunctional activity, the book explains the methodology of nano-cellulose extraction and production and shows the potential performance benefits of these particular nanostructured polymers, for applications across different sectors, including food active packaging, energy-photovoltaics, biomedical, and filtration. The book describes how the different methodologies, functionalization, and organization at the nano-scale level could contribute to the design of required properties at macro level. The book studies the interactions between the main nano-filler with other active systems and how this interaction enables multi-functionality in the produced materials. The book is an indispensable resource for the growing number of scientists and engineers interested in the preparation and novel applications of nano-cellulose, and for industrial scientists active in formulation and fabrication of polymer products based on renewable resources. Provides insight into nanostructure formation science, and processing of polymeric materials and their characterization Offers a strong analysis of real industry needs for designing the materials Provides a well-balanced structure, including a light introduction of basic knowledge on extraction methods, functionalization approaches, and assembling focused to applications Describes how different methodologies, functionalization, and organization at the nano-scale level could contribute to the design of required properties at macro level

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials
Author: Sabu Thomas,Nandakumar Kalarikkal,Ann Rose Abraham
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 682
Release: 2021-08-25
ISBN: 012822357X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials Book Excerpt:

Fundamentals and Properties of Multifunctional Nanomaterials outlines the properties of highly intricate nanosystems, including liquid crystalline nanomaterials, magnetic nanosystems, ferroelectrics, nanomultiferroics, plasmonic nanosystems, carbon-based nanomaterials, 1D and 2D nanomaterials, and bio-nanomaterials. This book reveals the electromagnetic interference shielding properties of nanocomposites. The fundamental attributes of the nanosystems leading to the multifunctional applications in diverse areas are further explored throughout this book. This book is a valuable reference source for researchers in materials science and engineering, as well as in related disciplines, such as chemistry and physics. Explains the concepts and fundamental applications of a variety of multifunctional nanomaterials; Introduces fundamental principles in the fields of magnetism and multiferroics; Addresses ferromagnetics, multiferroics, and carbon nanomaterials.

Metal Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

Metal Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications
Author: Swatantra P. Singh,Avinash Kumar Agarwal,Kamlesh Kumar,Simant Kumar Srivastav
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2022-01-11
ISBN: 9811685991
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metal Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications Book Excerpt:

This book focuses on recent developments in metal nanomaterials and nanocomposites for energy and environmental application such as pollution control in water, air, and soil pollution. The chapters incorporate carbon-based, metal-based and metal-organic framework based nanomaterials and nanocomposites for emerging contaminants (pharmaceuticals and microplastics) and other traditional pollutants remediation along with energy storage, sensing of air and water polutents and carbon capture & storage (CCS). This book will be of interest to those in academia and industry involved in energy and environmental science & engineering research.

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction
Author: Antonella D'Alessandro,Annibale Luigi Materazzi,Filippo Ubertini
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN: 1000576922
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanotechnology in Cement Based Construction Book Excerpt:

Many books on new smart materials are available, but specialized analysis of particular topics is still in high demand. This multiauthor book focuses on applying nanotechnology to cement-based materials to make numerous engineering applications possible. The addition of novel smart nanofillers allows the development of multifunctional composite materials, not just limited to improving mechanical strength, but also including several enhanced features. Special attention is devoted to types of nano-inclusions, novel techniques to mix components, and analysis of properties that can be achieved by paste, mortar, or concrete if added with nanofillers. Among these properties, the capability of self-sensing is very promising. Moreover, the use of phase-changing materials improves the energy efficiency of nanocomposites, resulting in important applications in engineering. Particular attention is also focused on energy harvesting and electromagnetic shielding properties. Comprehensive and up to date, this is an important reference book that not only provides in-depth information about recent developments and perspectives in this field but also discusses topics that promise major developments in the near future.

Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications

Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications
Author: Barkat, Md. Abul,A.B., Harshita,Beg, Sarwar,Ahmad, Farhan J.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 602
Release: 2018-01-12
ISBN: 1522547827
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications Book Excerpt:

Advances in technology permeates every aspect of life, including the healthcare system. Nanotechnology based systems have gained popularity based upon their promise, size, and other characteristics. Multifunctional Nanocarriers for Contemporary Healthcare Applications is a critical academic publication that explores advancements in nanostructured systems, applications of these systems in healthcare, and biomedical applications of these systems. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as hydrogels, controlled drug delivery systems, and nanomedicine, this book is geared toward researchers, students, and academicians seeking current research on advancements and applications of nanostructured systems in the healthcare industry.

Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites

Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites
Author: Rajendra Kumar Goyal
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN: 1498761674
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

The main aims of this book are to summarize the fundamentals, synthesis methods, properties and applications of nanomaterials, so as to provide readers with a systematic knowledge on nanomaterials. In addition, the book covers most commonly used characterization tools pertaining to nanomaterials. Further, it deals with relevant aspects of nanocomposites which contains dispersion of nano-sized particulates, and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the matrices (polymer, metal and ceramic). It also discusses development of smart nano textiles (intelligent textiles), self-cleaning glass, sensors, actuators, ferro-fluids, and wear resistant nano coatings. Aimed at senior undergraduate and graduate students, the key features on this book include: Top-down and bottom-up approaches for the synthesis of nanomaterials included Illustrates sample preparation and basic principle of characterization tools for nanomaterials Explains calculation of ratios of surface area to volume and surface atoms to bulk atoms Reviews synthesis, properties and applications of carbon nanotubes and magnetic nanomaterials Discusses size effect on thermal, mechanical, optical, magnetic and electrical properties

Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites

Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites
Author: Klaus Friedrich,Ulf Breuer
Publsiher: William Andrew
Total Pages: 996
Release: 2015-05-21
ISBN: 0323265030
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctionality of Polymer Composites Book Excerpt:

Multi-Functionality of Polymer Composites: Challenges and New Solutions brings together contributions from experts in the field of multifunctionality, presenting state-of-the-art discussion of this exciting and rapidly developing field, thus key enabling technologies for future applications. The text will enable engineers and materials scientists to achieve multifunctionality in their own products using different types of polymer matrices and various nano- and micro-sized fillers and reinforcements, including, but not limited to, carbon nanotubes and graphene. In addition, technologies for the integration of active materials such as shape memory alloys are discussed. The latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, medical engineering, and future trends are discussed, making this book an essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area. Provides information on composites and their inherent engineering advantages over traditional materials. Presents state-of-the-art information on this exciting and rapidly developing field, enabling engineers and materials scientists to achieve multi-functionality in their own products. Includes the latest developments in a wide range of applications, including automotive/aerospace, electronics, construction, and medical engineering. An essential reference for any researcher or engineer hoping to stay ahead of the curve in this high-potential area.

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings
Author: Sam Zhang
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2010-06-18
ISBN: 1420093975
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings Book Excerpt:

Authored by leading experts from around the world, the three-volume Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings gives scientific researchers and product engineers a resource as dynamic and flexible as the field itself. The first two volumes cover the latest research and application of the mechanical and functional properties of thin films and coatings, while the third volume explores the cutting-edge organic nanostructured devices used to produce clean energy. This second volume, Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Functional Properties, focuses on functional properties (i.e., optical, electronic, and electrical) and related devices and applications. It also addresses topics such as: Large-scale fabrication of functional thin films using nanoarchitecture via chemical routes Fabrication and characterization of SiC nanostructured/nanocomposite films Low-dimensional nanocomposite fabrication and its applications Optical and optoelectronic properties of silicon nanocrystals embedded in SiO2 matrix Electrical properties of silicon nanocrystals embedded in amorphous SiO2 matrix Optical aspects of properties and applications of sol-gel-derived nanostructured thin films Controllably micro/nanostructured films and devices Thin-film shape memory alloy for microsystem applications A complete resource, this handbook provides the detailed explanations that newcomers need, as well as the latest cutting-edge research and data for experts. Covering a wide range of mechanical and functional technologies, including those used in clean energy, these books also feature figures, tables, and images that will aid research and help professionals acquire and maintain a solid grasp of this burgeoning field. The Handbook of Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings is composed of this volume and two others: Nanostructured Thin Films and Coatings: Mechanical Properties Organic Nanostructured Thin Film Devices and Coatings for Clean Energy

Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles

Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles
Author: Krzysztof Pielichowski,Tomasz M. Majka
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2018-09-22
ISBN: 0128140658
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polymer Composites with Functionalized Nanoparticles Book Excerpt:

Polymer Composites with Functional Nanoparticles: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications reviews the latest research in the area of polymer nanocomposites and functionalized nanoparticles, providing an introduction for those new to the field, and supporting further research and development. The book helps researchers and practitioners better understand the key role of nanoparticle functionalization for improving the compatibility of inorganic metallic nanomaterials with organic polymers, and for the fabrication of nanostructured materials with special properties. A range of nanoparticles, such as carbon nanotubes are covered, along with descriptions of the methods of functionalization to support better compatibility with polymer matrices. The book also discusses the various applications of this technology, including uses in electronics and the medical and energy industries. Summarizes the latest research in functionalized nanoparticles for modification of polymer matrices, providing a valuable platform for further research Includes functionalization of a range of nanoparticles for incorporation into nanocomposites, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, gold and silver, silica and clay Provides detailed coverage of application areas, including energy, electronics, biomedical applications, and end-of-life considerations

Advances in Diverse Industrial Applications of Nanocomposites

Advances in Diverse Industrial Applications of Nanocomposites
Author: Boreddy Reddy
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2011-03-22
ISBN: 9533072024
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Diverse Industrial Applications of Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Nanocomposites are attractive to researchers both from practical and theoretical point of view because of combination of special properties. Many efforts have been made in the last two decades using novel nanotechnology and nanoscience knowledge in order to get nanomaterials with determined functionality. This book focuses on polymer nanocomposites and their possible divergent applications. There has been enormous interest in the commercialization of nanocomposites for a variety of applications, and a number of these applications can already be found in industry. This book comprehensively deals with the divergent applications of nanocomposites comprising of 22 chapters.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Foods and Beverages

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Foods and Beverages
Author: Vellaichamy Chelladurai,Digvir S. Jayas
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 326
Release: 2018-11-15
ISBN: 1351649205
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in Foods and Beverages Book Excerpt:

Potential applications of nanotechnology in food industry include: encapsulation and delivery of substances in targeted sites, increasing flavor, introducing antibacterial nanoparticles into food, enhancing shelf life, sensing contamination, improved food storage, tracking, tracing, and brand protection. This book provides a basic understanding of the nanoscience and nanotechnology and their applications to different food industry sectors, covering both benefits and drawbacks using nanotechnology in food processing and discussing the development of an international regulatory framework.

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy
Author: Zhiqun Lin,Meidan Ye,Mengye Wang
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2018-03-19
ISBN: 0081019785
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy Book Excerpt:

Multifunctional Photocatalytic Materials for Energy discusses recent developments in multifunctional photocatalytic materials, such as semiconductors, quantum dots, carbon nanotubes and graphene, with an emphasis on their novel properties and synthesis strategies and discussions of their fundamental principles and applicational achievements in energy fields, for example, hydrogen generation from water splitting, CO2 reduction to hydrocarbon fuels, degradation of organic pollutions and solar cells. This book serves as a valuable reference book for researchers, but is also an instructive text for undergraduate and postgraduate students who want to learn about multifunctional photocatalytic materials to stimulate their interests in designing and creating advanced materials. Covers all aspects of recent developments in multifunctional photocatalytic materials Provides fundamental understanding of the structure, properties and energy applications of these materials Contains contributions from leading international experts in the field working in multidisciplinary subject areas Focuses on advanced applications and future research advancements, such as graphene-based nanomaterials and multi-hybrid nanocomposites Presents a valuable reference for researchers and students that stimulates interest in designing advanced materials for renewable energy resources

Composites Innovation

Composites Innovation
Author: Probir Guha
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-11-18
ISBN: 1000471020
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composites Innovation Book Excerpt:

Composites Innovation: Perspectives on Advancing the Industry provides a panoramic view of innovations in the composites industry, including discussions from business leaders and the university research community on advanced applications in North America, advances in recycling of composites, the use of artificial intelligence, nanocomposites, and emerging smart composites technology. The book is arranged in five key segments including: how composites fit into our world; the basics of the technology; customer insights; pushing the boundaries with concepts from outside the world of composites and emerging composites technologies; and paths forward to find competitive and effective solutions in a timely manner. Key Features Considers sustainability and innovation as driving forces for the growth of composites Explores materials and process development, including chopped and continuous fiber systems Provides a landscape of the status of intellectual property and patents Discusses use of artificial intelligence to improve business systems with case studies and a new disciplined approach to ideation and innovation Features chapters by an accomplished group of global business and technology leaders With contributing authors spanning 15 time zones to pioneer new solutions with composite materials, this book provides an excellent resource for composites business leaders, researchers and educators, and industry professionals, as well as new entrants to this vibrant community.

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane POSS Polymer Nanocomposites

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane  POSS  Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: Sabu Thomas,Lakshmipriya Somasekharan
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN: 0128213582
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane POSS Polymer Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS) Polymer Nanocomposites: From Synthesis to Applications offers extensive coverage of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes and their nanocomposites, including their synthesis, characterization, interfacial interactions and advanced applications. Sections introduce essentials, information on their preparation and discussions on polymeric materials, including elastomers, thermoplastics, thermosetting polymers, polymer blends and IPNs. Further sections cover the latest analysis techniques, examine the properties of POSS-polymer nanocomposites, and discuss key application areas, such as biological, energy, defense, and space. Finally, issues surrounding industry implementation and lifecycle are explored. This is a valuable reference for researchers, scientists and advanced students in the areas of polymer composites and nanocomposites, polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer science, and materials science and engineering. In an industrial setting, this book will be of great interest to scientists, R&D professionals, and engineers across industries and disciplines. Covers all aspects of polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxanes (POSS) and their nanocomposites, including synthesis and characterization techniques, properties, analysis, applications and trends Targets POSS nanocomposites, describing synthesis, characterization and the selection of POSS filler types according to polymeric material Explains the preparation and utilization of POSS polymer nanocomposites for cutting-edge applications, including biological, energy, and defense field applications

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites
Author: P. M. Visakh,Artem Semkin,Zeynep Guven Ozdemir
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2022-01-21
ISBN: 0128221631
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites summarizes, in a comprehensive manner, numerous modern technical research accomplishments on the development of nanocomposites from liquid crystalline polymers. It emphasizes various studies at the nano-scale, including discussions of liquid crystalline block copolymers, liquid crystalline epoxy nanocomposites, barrier property studies of liquid crystalline epoxy and their nanocomposites, liquid crystalline polymer-based microfibrillar and nanofibrillar composites, liquid crystalline polymer/nanoplatelet nanocomposites, liquid-crystalline elastomer/graphene oxide nanocomposites, and thermotropic liquid crystalline polymers. It provides detailed information on methods of preparation, the properties of these materials and a discussion on the structure-properties relationship. With an emphasis on data and experimental results, the book's authors illustrate how the liquid crystal structure can have an impact on the final properties of nanocomposite. Contains contributions from leading experts working in this specialized field of research Provides detailed information on the preparation, characterization and application of nanocomposites of liquid crystalline polymers Presents solutions to both fundamental and applied problems

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites
Author: Hanieh Kargarzadeh,Ishak Ahmad,Sabu Thomas,Alain Dufresne
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 920
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 3527689990
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Nanocellulose and Cellulose Nanocomposites Book Excerpt:

An up-to-date and comprehensive overview summarizing recent achievements, the state of the art, and trends in research into nanocellulose and cellulose nanocomposites. Following an introduction, this ready references discusses the characterization as well surface modification of cellulose nanocomposites before going into details of the manufacturing and the self-assembly of such compounds. After a description of various alternatives, including thermoplastic, thermosetting, rubber, and fully green cellulose nanocomposites, the book continues with their mechanic and thermal properties, as well as crystallization and rheology behavior. A summary of spectroscopic and water sorption properties precedes a look at environmental health and safety of these nanocomposites. With its coverage of a wide variety of materials, important characterization tools and resulting applications, this is an essential reference for beginners as well as experienced researchers.