Polymer Science

Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems
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Editors: Jose James
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD

Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems

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Pub Date: Oct 2018
Hardback Price: $159.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771887243
Pages: Approx 346p w/Index
Binding Type: hardback
Notes: Approx. 13 color and 137 b/w illustrations

Recent years have witnessed the sheer growth of macromolecular concepts and nanotechnology-based innovations in polymer science. Processing and Characterization of Multicomponent Polymer Systems is a collection of contributions from materials science experts across the globe. The fabrication and characterization of polymeric systems are still important in the study of materials science, and the quality measurements of newly designed polymeric stuffs demand systematic and new characterization protocols.

The volume highlights some of the latest innovations and principles of nanostructured polymeric materials and polymer nanocomposites. It is devoted to novel architectures at the nano-level with an emphasis on new synthesis and characterization methods. Organized into several sections, the chapters cover a selection of topics on
Biocomposites and nanocomposites
Interpenetrating polymeric networks and nanostructured materials
Theoretical protocols for polymers and clusters
Special topics in polymer processing and polymer coating

This survey will be an important resource for those involved in the field of polymer materials design for advanced technologies, including scientists, engineers, and budding researchers working in the area of polymer science and nanotechnology. It will be of value for advanced students in polymer science as well since polymer science and technology have now emerged as a specific stream taught in universities and practiced in industries for the attainment of new product with specific features.

CONTENTS:
Preface

PART I: BIO-COMPOSITES AND NANOCOMPOSITES
1. Tailoring and Assessing Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Organoclay Nanocomposites for Biomedical Applications
Azlin Fazlina Osman, Tuty Fareyhynn M. Fitri, Asna Rasyidah Abdul Hamid, Fatimah Hashim, Md Rakibuddin, and Abdulkader M. Alakrach

2. Gold (Silver)-Polymer Nanocomposites for Biosensing and Microfluidic Applications
Simona Badilescu and Muthukumaran Packirisamy

3. Enhancement of Impact Strength in Jute Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene-Spent Coffee Ground Composites
N. Jaya Chitra

4. Processing and Mechanical Characterization of Short Banana-Jute Hybrid Fiber-Reinforced Polyester Composites
Siva Bhaskara Rao Devireddy and Sandhyarani Biswas

5. Graphene and Graphene-Based Polymer Nanocomposites: The New Wonder Materials of the Nanoworld
Ujjal K. Sur

6. Preparation and Characterization of ZnO Doped Cts/PEG–Ag Nano Composite for Impacting Photocatalytic Response
T. Kokila, P. S. Ramesh, D. Geetha, and S.Kavitha

7. Development of High-Performance in-Situ Polypropylene/Nylon 6 Microfibrillar Composites
B. D. S. Deeraj, K. Jayanarayanan, and Kuruvilla Joseph

8. Effect of Co-Precipitation on the Physico Mechanical and Dielectric Properties of Nickel Ferrite Embedded Natural Rubber Composites
Sankar S. Menon, Radhu Krishna, Lida Wilson, Sreedha Sambhudevan, Balakrishnan Shankar, Anshida Mayeen, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

PART II: INTERPENETRATING POLYMERIC NETWORKS AND NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS
9. Effect of Initiating Systems on the Viscoelastic Behavior of SBR-PMMA Interpenetrating Polymer Networks
Jose James, George V. Thomas, and Sabu Thomas

10. Influence of Cationic, Anionic and Nonionic Surfactants on Hydrothermal Synthesis of Nano CuS: Structural, Morphological, and Capacitance Behavior
D. Geetha, P. S. Ramesh, and Surekha Podili

11. An Experimental Study on the Influence of Polymeric Nano-TiO2 in Cement and Concrete for Its Dispersion, Structural Characterization, Mechanical Properties, and Its Performance under Aggressive Environment
Mainak Ghosal and Prof. Arun Kr. Chakraborty

PART III: THEORETICAL PROTOCOLS FOR POLYMERS AND CLUSTERS
12. Cooperative Molecular and Macroscopic Dynamics of Amorphous Polymers: A New Analytical View and Its Potential
José Joaquim C. Cruz Pinto and José Reinas S. André

13. Vibrational Modes of the Van Der Waals-London Silicon Clusters Si2 and Si3 in the Gas-Phase
Srećko Botrić and Ivan Zulim

PART IV: SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLYMER PROCESSING AND POLYMER COATING
14. Initial Flow Analysis in Crucible-Nozzle during the Planar Flow Melt Spinning Process
Sowjanya Madireddi

15. Corrosion Protective Methyl Substituted Polyaniline Coatings on Oxidizable Metals
Vandana P. Shinde and Pradip Patil

Index


About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: Jose James
Assistant Professor, Research and Post-Graduate Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom, Idukki, Kerala, India.

Jose James is an Assistant Professor in the Research and Post-Graduate Department of Chemistry at St. Joseph’s College in Moolamattom, Idukki, Kerala, India. Mr. Jose is currently working on a PhD in the faculty development program of the Indian University Grants Commission, under the supervision of Prof. (Dr.) Sabu Thomas (Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering in School of Chemical Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam) and Dr. George V. Thomas (Principal and Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, St. Joseph’s College, Moolamattom, India). He has extensive research experience in the field of interpenetrating polymeric networks (IPNs) and has one publication dealing with diffusion of IPN in the journal Polymer, published by Elsevier. He has attended more than 20 international conferences and has presented many research papers. In addition, he has co-authored three chapters published in international books. He has four years of research experience in polymer chemistry and nanotechnology at the laboratories of the School of Chemical Science, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Pro-Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi University; Professor of Polymer Science and Technology and Founding Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India

Sabu Thomas, PhD, is the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Mahatma Gandhi University and Founding Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has (co-)authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer science and nanotechnology. He has organized several international conferences. Professor Thomas’s research group has specialized in many areas of polymers, which includes polymer blends, fiber-filled polymer composites, particulate-filled polymer composites and their morphological characterization, ageing and degradation, pervaporation phenomena, sorption and diffusion, interpenetrating polymer systems, recyclability and reuse of waste plastics and rubbers, elastomeric crosslinking, dual porous nanocomposite scaffolds for tissue engineering, etc. Professor Thomas’s research group has extensive exchange programs with different industries and research and academic institutions all over the world and is performing world-class collaborative research in various fields. Professor Thomas’s Center is equipped with various sophisticated instruments and has established state-of-the-art experimental facilities, which cater to the needs of researchers within the country and abroad.

Professor Thomas has published over 750 peer-reviewed research papers, reviews, and book chapters and has a citation count of 31,574. The H index of Prof. Thomas is 81, and he has six patents to his credit. He has delivered over 300 plenary, inaugural, and invited lectures at national/international meetings over 30 countries. He is a reviewer for many international journals. He has received MRSI, CRSI, nanotech medals for his outstanding work in nanotechnology. Recently Prof. Thomas has been conferred an Honoris Causa (DSc) by the University of South Brittany, France, and University Lorraine, Nancy, France.

Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD
Associate Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director, International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Dr. Nandakumar Kalarikkal is an Associate Professor at the School of Pure and Applied Physics and Joint Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. His research activities involve applications of nanostructured materials, laser plasma, phase transitions, etc. He is the recipient of research fellowships and associateships from prestigious government organizations such as the Department of Science and Technology and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research of the Government of India. He has active collaboration with national and international scientific institutions in India, South Africa, Slovenia, Canada, France, Germany, Malaysia, Australia, and US. He has more than 130 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He has also co-edited nine books of scientific interest and co-authored many book chapters.




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