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Polymer Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications

Polymer Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications Book
Author : Nithin Kundachira Subramani,M.R. Siddaramaiah,Joong Hee Lee
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2021-05-28
ISBN : 0128185090
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymer-Based Advanced Functional Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications explains how polymer-based smart composites and nanocomposites can be prepared and utilized for novel optical, sensor and energy-related applications. The book begins with an introductory section on the fundamentals of smart polymer composites, including structure-property relationships and conjugated polymers. Other sections examine optical applications, including the use of polymer-based smart composites for luminescent solar concentrators, electro-chromic applications, light conversion applications, ultraviolet shielding applications, LED encapsulation applications, sensor applications, including gas-sensing, strain sensing, robotics and tactile sensors, with final sections covering energy-related applications, including energy harvesting, conversion, storage, vibrational energy harvesting, and more. This is an essential guide for researchers, scientists and advanced students in smart polymers and materials, polymer science, composites, nanocomposites, electronics and materials science. It is also a valuable book for scientists, R&D professionals and engineers working with products that could utilize smart polymer composites. Provides thorough coverage of the latest pioneering research in the field of polymer-based smart composites Offers an applications-oriented approach, enabling the reader to understand state-of-the-art optical, sensor and energy applications Includes an in-depth introductory section, covering important aspects such as structure-property relationships and the role of conjugated polymers

Smart Nanosystems for Biomedicine Optoelectronics and Catalysis

Smart Nanosystems for Biomedicine  Optoelectronics and Catalysis Book
Author : Tatyana Shabatina,Vladimir Bochenkov
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2020-11-26
ISBN : 1838802533
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Nowadays nanoscience and nanotechnologies provide us with many excellent examples of the unique solutions for the different technical problems and demands of human society. Smart stimuli-responsive nanosystems and nanomaterials are used in many fields such as medicine, biomedical, biotechnology, agriculture, environmental pollution control, cosmetics, optics, health, food, energy, textiles, automotive, communication technologies, agriculture, and electronics. The book “Smart Nanosystems for Biomedicine, Optoelectronics and Catalysis” describes the modern trends in nanoscience and nanotechnology for creation of smart hybrid nanosystems combining the inorganic nano-objects with organic, biological, and biocompatible materials, which create multifunctional and remotely controlled platforms for diverse technical and biomedical uses. The material includes several review and original research articles devoted to the problems of directed chemical and biological synthesis of such nanosystems, thorough analysis of their physical and chemical properties and prospects of their possible applications. We hope that the presented book will be useful for different nanoscience research groups and PhD and graduate students, to introduce them to the world of hybrid metal-organic and metal-biological nano-objects, and smart self-organizing nanosystems and open new ways of their possible use in different scientific and practical areas.

Polymer based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications

Polymer based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications Book
Author : Mohammad Jawaid,Mohammad Mansoob Khan
Publisher : Woodhead Publishing
Release : 2018-01-03
ISBN : 0081019114
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymer-Based Nanocomposites for Energy and Environmental Applications provides a comprehensive and updated review of major innovations in the field of polymer-based nanocomposites for energy and environmental applications. It covers properties and applications, including the synthesis of polymer based nanocomposites from different sources and tactics on the efficacy and major challenges associated with successful scale-up fabrication. The chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research findings on the use of polymer based nanocomposites in energy and environmental applications, while also detailing how to achieve material’s characteristics and significant enhancements in physical, chemical, mechanical and thermal properties. It is an essential reference for future research in polymer based nanocomposites as topics such as sustainable, recyclable and eco-friendly methods for highly innovative and applied materials are current topics of importance. Covers a wide range of research on polymer based nanocomposites Provides updates on the most relevant polymer based nanocomposites and their prodigious potential in the fields of energy and the environment Demonstrates systematic approaches and investigations from the design, synthesis, characterization and applications of polymer based nanocomposites Presents a useful reference and technical guide for university academics and postgraduate students (Masters and Ph.D.)

Carbon Based Smart Materials

Carbon Based Smart Materials Book
Author : Constantinos A. Charitidis,Elias P. Koumoulos,Dimitrios A. Dragatogiannis
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2020-04-20
ISBN : 3110479133
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents technologies and key concepts to produce suitable smart materials and intelligent structures for sensing, information and communication technology, biomedical applications (drug delivery, hyperthermia therapy), self-healing, flexible memories and construction technologies. Novel developments of environmental friendly, cost-effective and scalable production processes are discussed by experts in the field.

Cucurbituril based Functional Materials

Cucurbituril based Functional Materials Book
Author : Dönüs Tuncel
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2019-08-28
ISBN : 1788018753
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart materials constructed through supramolecular assemblies have been receiving considerable attention because of their potential applications, which include self-healing materials, energy storage, photonic devices, sensors and theranostics. Host–guest chemistry of various macrocyclic receptors with organic guests provides a unique way to control tailor-made nanoarchitectures for the formation of pre-designed functional materials. Cucurbituril-based Function Materials provides an overview of this fascinating macrocycle, cucurbituril (CB) homologues and derivatives-based supramolecular nanostructured materials. Chapters cover the synthesis, properties and application of CB-based smart materials and nanostructures. With contributions from key researchers, this book will be of interest to students and researchers working in materials science, as well as those working on cucurbituril-based materials in organic and physical chemistry.

Polymer Engineering

Polymer Engineering Book
Author : Bartosz Tylkowski,Karolina Wieszczycka,Renata Jastrzab
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2017-09-25
ISBN : 311046974X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polymer Engineering focuses on the preparation and application of polymers in several hot topics such as artificial photosynthesis, water purification by membrane technologies, and biodiesel production from wastewater plants. The authors not only describe the latest developments in polymer science, but also support these experimental results by computational chemistry and modelling studies.

Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Two

Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Two Book
Author : Tomy J. Gutiérrez
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-01
ISBN : 3030451356
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Reactive and functional polymers are manufactured with the aim of improving the performance of unmodified polymers or providing functionality for different applications. These polymers are created mainly through chemical reactions, but there are other important modifications that can be carried out by physical alterations in order to obtain reactive and functional polymers. This volume presents a comprehensive analysis of these reactive and functional polymers. Reactive and Functional Polymers Volume Two considers the coupling, crosslinking and grafting reactions to improve the compatibility of reactive and functional polymer blends. In this book, world-renowned researchers have participated, including Dr. Sabu Thomas (Editor-in-chief for the journal ‘Nano-Structures & Nano-Objects’). With its comprehensive scope and up-to-date coverage of issues and trends in Reactive and Functional Polymers, this is an outstanding book for students, professors, researchers and industrialists working in the field of polymers and plastic materials.

Phenolic Polymers Based Composite Materials

Phenolic Polymers Based Composite Materials Book
Author : Mohammad Jawaid,Mohammad Asim
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-11-09
ISBN : 9811589321
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book contains recent research on phenolic resin and its composite materials. The book covers all types of wood composites, natural fibres and synthetic fibres reinforced composites. It discusses various properties of phenolic composites and presents comparative study with other polymer composites for prospective applications. The chapters in the book present an up-to-date information on the subject area of polymer and composite-based information by prominent researchers in academia and industry as well as government/private research laboratories across the world. The book serves as a holistic reference source for university and college faculties, professionals, postdoctoral research fellows, undergraduate/graduate students, and research and science officers working in the area of polymer science, non-forest products utilization, natural fibres and biomass materials.

Applications of Porphyrinoids as Functional Materials

Applications of Porphyrinoids as Functional Materials Book
Author : Heinrich Lang,Tobias Rüffer
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2021-08-18
ISBN : 1839164158
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Porphyrinoids are pyrrole-containing macrocycles with varied core sizes, which have found many applications beyond the original chemical and biological aspects. Porphyrin research has a long history, covering a wide variety of disciplines of natural sciences, including photosynthesis, P450-related biocatalysis, organic photovoltaic cells, photodynamic therapeutic agents, bioimaging probes, chemosensors, conductive organic materials, light-emitting materials, near-infrared dyes, nonlinear optical materials, information storage, molecular wires, and metal ligands. This book gives an overview of the applications and potential applications of porphyrins and related macrocycles as smart or functional materials. Chapters cover applications in fields such as energy storage and transfer, water purification, molecular electronics and imaging. With contributions from leading global researchers, this title will be of interest to graduate students and researchers across materials science, chemistry, physics and medicine.

Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion

Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion Book
Author : Yuan Cheng,Dongsheng Geng,Gang Zhang
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2019-01-22
ISBN : 1788017382
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The considerable interest in graphene and 2D materials is sparking intense research on layered materials due to their unexpected physical, electronic, chemical, and optical properties. This book will provide a comprehensive overview of the recent and state-of-the-art research progress on layered materials for energy storage and other applications. With a brief introduction to layered materials, the chapters of this book gather various fascinating topics such as electrocatalysis for fuel cells, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, photovoltaic devices, thermoelectric devices, supercapacitors and water splitting. Unique aspects of layered materials in these fields, including novel synthesis and functionalization methods, particular physicochemical properties and consequently enhanced performance are addressed. Challenges and perspectives for layered materials in these fields will also be presented. With contributions from key researchers, Layered Materials for Energy Storage and Conversion will be of interest to students, researchers and engineers worldwide who want a basic overview of the latest progress and future directions.

Green Polymeric Nanocomposites

Green Polymeric Nanocomposites Book
Author : Satya Eswari Jujjavarapu,Krishna Mohan Poluri
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2020-01-28
ISBN : 135104513X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering fundamentals through applications, this book discusses environmentally friendly polymer nanocomposites and alternatives to traditional nanocomposites through detailed reviews of a variety of materials procured from different resources, their synthesis, and applications using alternative green approaches. The text: Describes green polymeric nanocomposites that show greater properties in terms of degradability, biocompatibility, synthesis process, cost effectiveness, mechanical strength, high surface area, nontoxicity, and environmental friendliness Explains the basics of eco-friendly polymer nanocomposites from different natural resources and their chemistry Discusses practical applications that present future directions in the biomedical, pharmaceutical, and automotive industries This book is aimed at scientists, researchers, and academics working in nanotechnology, biomaterials, polymer science, and those studying products derived from eco-friendly nanomaterials.

Tropical Natural Fibre Composites

Tropical Natural Fibre Composites Book
Author : Mohd Sapuan Salit
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2014-07-15
ISBN : 9812871551
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book covers the different aspects of tropical natural fibre composites in areas such as properties, design and analysis, manufacturing techniques, material selection of kenaf, oil palm, sugar palm, pineapple leaf, coconut, sugarcane and banana based fibre composites. Important properties such as mechanical and thermal of natural fibres as well their composites are presented. A study on the composite fibre-matrix interface is highlighted together with the design process and analysis of products from natural fibre composites. An overview on the manufacturing techniques (conventionally used to produce fibre glass fibre composites) such as pultrusion and filament winding is described to produce natural fibre composites. The importance of material selection system to obtain the most optimum materials for application in engineering components from natural fibre composites is covered with a strong focus on the concurrent engineering for natural fibre composites.

Electrochromic Smart Materials

Electrochromic Smart Materials Book
Author : Jian Wei Xu,Ming Hui Chua,Kwok Wei Shah
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2019-01-04
ISBN : 1788011430
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Electrochromic devices have a wide range of applications, including displays, self-dimming mirrors for automobiles, electrochromic e-skins, textiles, and smart windows for energy-efficient buildings. This title covers major topics related to the phenomenon of electrochromism, highlighting a broad range of existing and potential applications of electrochromic materials and devices. Providing a comprehensive overview of the field, it will be of interest to postgraduate students and researchers in both academia and industry interested in smart design, materials science and engineering.

Fundamentals of Smart Materials

Fundamentals of Smart Materials Book
Author : Mohsen Shahinpoor
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2020-04-23
ISBN : 1788019466
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart materials are of significant interest and this is the first textbook to provide a comprehensive graduate level view of topics that relate to this field. Fundamentals of Smart Materials consists of a workbook and solutions manual covering the basics of different functional material systems aimed at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Topics include piezoelectric materials, magnetostrictive materials, shape memory alloys, mechanochromic materials, thermochromic materials, chemomechanical polymers and self-healing materials. Each chapter provides an introduction to the material, its applications and uses with example problems, fabrication and manufacturing techniques, conclusions, homework problems and a bibliography. Edited by a leading researcher in smart materials, the textbook can be adopted by teachers in materials science and engineering, chemistry, physics and chemical engineering.

Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Book
Author : Mohamed Berber,Inas Hazzaa Hafez
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2016-07-20
ISBN : 9535124692
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book shows the recent advances of the applications of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), in particular, the polymer functionalized carbon nanotubes. It also includes a comprehensive description of carbon nanotubes' preparation, properties, and characterization. Therefore, we have attempted to provide detailed information about the polymer-carbon nanotube composites. With regard to the unique structure and properties of carbon nanotubes, a series of important findings have been reported. The unique properties of carbon nanotubes, including thermal, mechanical, and electrical properties, after polymer functionalization have been documented in detail. This book comprises 18 chapters. The chapters include different applications of polymer functionalization CNTs, e.g. photovoltaic, biomedical, drug delivery, gene delivery, stem cell therapy, thermal therapy, biological detection and imaging, electroanalytical, energy, supercapacitor, and gas sensor applications.

Nanogels for Biomedical Applications

Nanogels for Biomedical Applications Book
Author : Arti Vashist,Ajeet K. Kaushik,Sharif Ahmad,Madhavan Nair
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2017-11-20
ISBN : 1782628622
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive overview of nanogel-based systems and their applications in nanomedicine.

Ceramic and Specialty Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices

Ceramic and Specialty Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices Book
Author : Prasanth Raghavan,Jabeen Fatima
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-04-04
ISBN : 1000351807
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ceramic and Specialty Electrolytes for Energy Storage Devices, Volume II, investigates recent progress and challenges in a wide range of ceramic solid and quasi-solid electrolytes and specialty electrolytes for energy storage devices. The influence of these electrolyte properties on the performance of different energy storage devices is discussed in detail. Features: • Offers a detailed outlook on the performance requirements and ion transportation mechanism in solid polymer electrolytes • Covers solid-state electrolytes based on oxides (perovskite, anti-perovskite) and sulfide-type ion conductor electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries followed by solid-state electrolytes based on NASICON and garnet-type ionic conductors • Discusses electrolytes employed for high-temperature lithium-ion batteries, low-temperature lithium-ion batteries, and magnesium-ion batteries • Describes sodium-ion batteries, transparent electrolytes for energy storage devices, non-platinum-based cathode electrocatalyst for direct methanol fuel cells, non-platinum-based anode electrocatalyst for direct methanol fuel cells, and ionic liquid-based electrolytes for supercapacitor applications • Suitable for readers with experience in batteries as well as newcomers to the field This book will be invaluable to researchers and engineers working on the development of next-generation energy storage devices, including materials and chemical engineers, as well as those involved in related disciplines.

Inorganic Two dimensional Nanomaterials

Inorganic Two dimensional Nanomaterials Book
Author : Changzheng Wu
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2017-08-22
ISBN : 1788012062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Inorganic 2D nanomaterials, or inorganic graphene analogues, are gaining great attention due to their unique properties and potential energy applications. They contain ultrathin nanosheet morphology with one-dimensional confinement, but unlike pure carbon graphene, inorganic two-dimensional nanomaterials have a more abundant elemental composition and can form different crystallographic structures. These properties contribute to their unique chemical reaction activity, tunable physical properties and facilitate applications in the field of energy conversion and storage. Inorganic Two-dimensional Nanomaterials details the development of the nanostructures from computational simulation and theoretical understanding to their synthesis and characterization. Individual chapters then cover different applications of the materials as electrocatalysts, flexible supercapicitors, flexible lithium ion batteries and thermoelectrical devices. The book provides a comprehensive overview of the field for researchers working in the areas of materials chemistry, physics, energy and catalysis.

Piezoelectric Ceramics

Piezoelectric Ceramics Book
Author : Ernesto Suaste-Gomez
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2010-10-05
ISBN : 9533071222
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book reviews a big window of opportunity for piezoelectric ceramics, such as new materials, material combinations, structures, damages and porosity effects. In addition, applications of sensors, actuators, transducers for ultrasonic imaging, positioning systems, energy harvesting, biomedical and microelectronic devices are described. The book consists of fourteen chapters. The genetic algorithm is used for identification of RLC parameters in the equivalent electrical circuit of piezoelectric transducers. Concept and development perspectives for piezoelectric energy harvesting are described. The characterization of principal properties and advantages of a novel device called ceramic-controlled piezoelectric with a Pt wire implant is included. Bio-compatibility studies between piezoelectric ceramic material and biological cell suspension are exposed. Thus, piezoelectric ceramics have been a very favorable solution as a consequence of its high energy density and the variety of fabrication techniques to obtain bulk or thin films devices. Finally, the readers will perceive a trend analysis and examine recent developments in different fields of applications of piezoelectric ceramics.

Biobased Smart Polyurethane Nanocomposites

Biobased Smart Polyurethane Nanocomposites Book
Author : Niranjan Karak
Publisher : Royal Society of Chemistry
Release : 2017-08-08
ISBN : 1788011805
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Polyurethane nanocomposites present an attractive and sustainable way for designing smart materials that can be used in packaging, health and energy applications. Biobased Smart Polyurethane Nanocomposites brings together the most recent research in the field from the basic concepts through to their applications. Special emphasis is given to sustainable biodegradable polyurethane nanocomposites with hyperbranched architecture. The book introduces biobased polyurethanes and the nanomaterials that can be used as nanocomposites followed by the resulting polyurethane nanocomposites. The second part then explores important applications in paints and surface coatings, shape memory, self-healing, self-cleaning, biomaterials and packaging materials. Written by a leading expert on polyurethane nanocomposites, the book is a great introduction to this smart material and its applications.