Nanotechnology

Advances in Materials Science

Composites and Nanocomposites
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, PhD
Josmin P. Jose
Hanna J. Maria

Composites and Nanocomposites

2013. Available now.
Pub Date: March 2013
Hardback Price: $139.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781926895284
Pages: 230pp
Binding Type: hardback
Series: Advances in Materials Science
Volume: Volume 4

This new book provides a solid understanding of the recent developments in the field of composites and nanocomposites. It explains the significance of the new fillers, such as graphene and arbon nanotubes in different matrix systems. The application of these materials in biological and others fields also makes this book unique. This detailed study of nanocomposites, their structure, processing and characterization will be of value in all walks of engineering life.

The book covers the following topics:
• polymer matrix composites
• ceramic matrix composites
• carbon matrix composites
• wood-based composites
• biocomposites
• ecocomposites
• nanocomposites
• processing
• properties
• fracture and damage mechanics
• durability
• and more

Composite materials are solids that contain two or more distinct constituent materials or phases, on a scale larger than the atomic. The term “composite” is usually reserved for those materials in which the distinct phases are separated on a scale larger than the atomic, and in which properties such as the elastic modulus are significantly altered in comparison with those of a homogeneous material. Composites have properties that cannot be achieved by either of the constituent materials alone. Composites are becoming more and more important as they can help improve our quality of life. Composites are put into service in flight vehicles, automobiles, boats, pipelines, buildings, roads, bridges, and dozens of other products. Researchers are finding ways to improve other qualities of composites so they may be strong, lightweight, long-lived, and inexpensive to produce. The science and engineering of composites and nanocomposites draws on traditional characterization and processing technologies. Research describing structures containing nanoparticles seems to rely on methods that are being pushed to the limit of resolution. Preparation of nanocomposites also poses very real processing challenges. The list of questions about the fabrication, characterization, and use of nanocomposites is long despite massive financial and intellectual investment. The magnitude of the effects these small particles impart to the bulk properties of a composite are great enough that the science is likely to continue to grow in importance.

CONTENTS:
Preface

Chapter 1: Finite Element Modeling of Properties Influence of Particle 
Characteristics in Particle Reinforced Metal Matrix Composite
Jiaye Huang, Guoqing Wu, and Wei Sha

Chapter 2: XAFS Probe in Material Science
C. Meneghini

Chapter 3: Effect of Ag on Textured Electrical Ceramics
A. Sotelo, M. A. Torres, Sh. Rasekh, L. C. Estepa,
M. A. Madre, and J. C. Diez

Chapter 4: Nanoparticles Filled Epoxy-based Adhesive for in Situ Timber 
Bonding
Z. Ahmad, M. P. Ansell, D. Smedley, and P. Md Tahir

Chapter 5: Magnetic Ferro-photo Gels for Synergistic Reduction of Hexavalent Chromium in Wastewater
Ani Idris, Nursia Hassan, and Audrey-Flore Ngomsik

Chapter 6: Mode-I Fracture of CFRP Composite Bonded Joints: Influence of
 Surface Treatment and Adhesive Ductility
K. B. Katnam and T. M. Young

Chapter 7: Charge Transport Property of Multiferroic BiFeO3 Electro Ceramics
Sangram K. Pradhan, Prajna P. Rout, Sangram K. Das, Viswaranjan Mohanta, and Binod K. Roul

Chapter 8: Novel Inorganic Organic Hybrid Resins as Biomaterials
P. P. Lizymol
Chapter 9: An Experimental Investigations on Hybrid Polymeric Composite
Material Reinforced with Sisal and Acacia Fiber
K. Sakthivadivel and Dr. P. Govindasamy

Chapter 10: Modernism of Ni–WC Nanocomposite Coatings Prepared from
Pulse and Direct Current Methods
B. Ranjith and G. Paruthimal Kalaignan

Chapter 11: Effect of Microfiller Addition on Physico-Mechanical Properties of
Glass Fabric Reinforced Epoxy Composite Systems
B. Suresha, Y. S. Varadarajan, and G. Ravichandran

Chapter 12: Corrosion Performance of Heat Treated Ni–CO Nanocomposite
Coatings
B. Ranjith and G. Paruthimal Kalaignan

Chapter 13: Field Emission Study of Thermally Exfoliated Wrinkled Graphene
Tessy Theres Baby and Sundara Ramaprabhu

Chapter 14: Synthesis and Characterizations of Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles by 
Simple Polymer Gel Technique
Prathibha Vasudevan, Sunil Thomas, Siby Mathew, and
N. V. Unnikrishnan

Chapter 15: Thermoluminescence of Gd O : Er3+ Yb3+ Doped Phosphors
Raunak Kumar Tamrakar, D. P. Bisen, C. S. Robinson, and
Nameeta Bramhe

Chapter 16: Thermoluminescence and Kinetics of Copper Doped CdS
Nanoparticle
Raunak Kumar Tamrakar, D. P. Bisen, C. S. Robinson, and Nameeta Brahme

Chapter 17: Poly(VinylAlcohol)/Poly(Methacrylate-Co-N-Isopropylacrylamide) Composite Thermoresponsive Microgels for Drug Delivery
V. Ghugare, B. Cerroni, E. Chiessi, R. Fink, and G. Paradossi

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Associate Member of University of Ottawa, Canada; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

Dr. A. K. Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 65 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings.

Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities.

He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, PhD
Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Oluwatobi Samuel Oluwafemi, PhD, is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He has published many papers in internationally reviewed journals and has presented at several professional meetings. He is a fellow of many professional bodies, a reviewer for many international journals, and has received many awards for his excellent work in material research. His current research interests include application of nanoparticles in medicine, water treatment, polymer, LEDs, and sensors.

Josmin P. Jose
Research Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Josmin P. Jose is currently pursuing her PhD in nanocomposites at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. She has presented papers at several conferences. Her area of interest is polymer nanocomposites for dielectric applications.

Hanna J. Maria
Research Fellow, School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Hanna J. Maria is a research scholar in the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Hanna J. Maria is a research scholar in the School of Chemical Sciences at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. Her research interests include polymer blends, compatibilization of polymer blends, polymer blend nanocomposites, etc.




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