Polymer Science

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials
Synthesis, Properties, and Advanced Applications

Editors: Aparna Thankappan, PhD
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Aneesa Padinjakkara

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials

In production
Pub Date: June 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771886444
Pages: Approx 356p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: 27 color and 112 b/w illustrations

Polymeric and Nanostructured Materials: Synthesis, Properties, and Advanced Applications provide in-depth knowledge and recent research on polymers and nanostructured materials from synthesis to advanced applications. Leading researchers from industry, academia, government and private research institutions across the globe have contributed to this volume.

The book is divided into three sections, covering:
research on nanocomposites
research on polymer technology
research on electrochemistry

Without a doubt, the editors state, hybrid materials will soon generate smart materials and will play a major role in the development of advanced functional materials. The goal of this book is to coordinate many smart nanomaterials and their recent developments in science and technology.

This will be a valuable addition to the library of postgraduate students, engineers, research scholars, and industry professionals.


Part I: Research on Nanocomposites
1. Thermal Lens Technique: An Investigation on Rhodamine 6G Incorporated in Zinc Oxide Low Dimensional Structures
Aparna Thankappan and V. P. N. Nampoori

2. Thermal Properties of Polypropylene Hybrid Composites
D. Purnima and Sagarika Talla

3. Inverse Relaxation in Polymeric Materials: Special Reference to Textiles
P. K. Mandhyan, N. Shanmugam, P. G. Patil, R. P. Nachane, and S. K. Dey

4. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanocrystalline ZnO Thin Film Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition
T. V. Lidiya and K. Rajeev Kumar

5. Vibrational Properties of a Glass Fabric/Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) Resin Composite
Ch. Sai Naga Sri Harsha, K. Padmanabhan, and R. Murugan

6. A Comparative Study of Effect of Dye Structure on Polyelectrolyte Induced Metachromasy
R. Nandini and B. Vishalakshi

7. Nanostructured Epoxy/Block Copolymer Blends: Characterization of Micro and Nanostructure by Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmission Electron Microscopy
Raghvendrakumar Mishra, V. R. Remya, Jayesh Cherusseri, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Sabu Thomas

8. Xanthene Dye Doped PVA Based Thin Film Optical Filter Characteristics and Its Green Laser Beam Blocking
R. Renjini, Mitty George, V.P.N. Nampoori, and S. Mathew

9. Fabrication and Fracture Toughness Properties of Cashew Nut Shell Liquid (CNSL) Resin Based Glass Fabric Composites
Ch. Sai Naga Sri Harsha and K. Padmanabhan

10. Phytosynthesis of Cu and Fe Nanoparticles Using Aqueous Plant Extracts
L. Subramanian, Obey Koshy, and Sabu Thomas

11. Effect of Concentration and Temperature on ZnO Nanoparticles Prepared by Reflux Method
Vaibhav Koutu, S. Najidha., Lokesh Shastri, and M. M. Malik

12. Graphene Based Nanocomposite for Remediation of Inorganic Pollutants in Water
Vimlesh Chandra

Part II: Research on Polymer Technology
13. Cellulose: The Potential Biopolymer
Aneesa Padinjakkara and Sabu Thomas

14. Bioprocessing: A Sustainable Tool in the Pretreatment of Lycra/Cotton Weft Knitted Fabrics
Shanthi Radhakrishnan

15. Halloysite Bionanocomposites
P. Santhana Gopala Krishnan, P. Manju, and S. K. Nayak

16. Flame Spraying of Polymers: Distinctive Features of the Equipment and Coating Applications
Yury Korobov and Marat Belotserkovskiy

Part III: Research on Electrochemistry
17. Graphene Based Hybrids for Energy Storage and Energy Conversion Applications
Anju K Nair, Sabu Thomas, M. S. Kala, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

18. Piezoelectric Polymer Nanocomposites for Energy Scavenging Applications
Anshida Mayeen and Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal

19. Optimization of Betanin Dye for Solar Cell Applications
Aparna Thankappan, V. P. N. Nampoori, and Sabu Thomas

20. Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Based Electrochemical Conversion of Carbon Dioxide from Aqueous Solutions
P. Suresh, K. Ramya, and K. S. Dhathathreyan

21. Graphene-Based Nanostructured Materials for Advanced Electrochemical Water/Wastewater Treatment
Emmanuel Mousset and Minghua Zhou


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Aparna Thankappan, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow (UGC-DSK), International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Aparna Thankappan, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. She has published over a dozen articles in professional journals and has presented at several conferences as well. She has co-authored several book chapters. She received her PhD in photonics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India. Her research interests include nonlinear optics, photonics, synthesis of nanomaterials, solar cell, and metal organic frameworks.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Adjunct Faculty, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; Associate Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is an Adjunct Faculty of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology as well as an Associate Professor in the School of Pure and Applied Physics at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. His current research interests include synthesess, characterization, and applications of various nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He has published more than 135 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and has co-edited nine books. Dr. Kalarikkal obtained his Master’s degree in Physics with a specialization in Industrial Physics and his PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at NIIST, Kerala, India and later joined Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Honorary Director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing–morphology–property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 68 PhD theses, 40 MPhil theses, and 45 Masters thesis. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently, Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 23683 citations, with an h-index of 75, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists. He received his BSc degree (1980) in Chemistry from the University of Kerala, BTech (1983) in Polymer Science and Rubber Technology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, and PhD (1987) in Polymer Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

Aneesa Padinjakkara
Junior Research Fellow, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India

Aneesa Padinjakkara is a Junior Research Fellow at the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. She is currently working on a project involving “Engineering of Nanostructured High Performance Epoxy/Liquid Rubber Blends with Controlled Nanoparticle Localization,” under the supervision of Dr. Sabu Thomas.

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