Nanocomposites are one of the major advances in the field of materials. They have applications in sectors as varied as aeronautics, energy and the environment. However, the effective use of nanocomposites requires new knowledge and tools in order to overcome the difficulties and benefit from the advantages.

Nanocomposites presents recent academic and industrial progress in this field, as well as the latest research on the effective use of nanoscale fillers and reinforcements to improve the performance of advanced nanocomposites. It also describes the techniques and tools used to prepare nanocomposites, including the latest techniques for synthesis and surface treatment of nanofillers for different applications. Finally, it details the role of nanoscience in the design, characterization and multi-scale modeling of these materials, with a focus on nanoscale phenomena.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Foreword: Polymer Nanocomposites: Are There Scientific Questions with No Answers?
  5. 1 Graphite and Graphene Nanoplatelets (GNP) Filled Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites
  6. 2 Morphological Characterization Techniques for Nano-Reinforced Polymers
  7. 3 Size Effects on Physical and Mechanical Properties of Nano-Reinforced Polymers
  8. 4 Effects of the Size and Nature of Fillers on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of PEEK Matrix Composites
  9. 5 Study of Interface and Interphase between Epoxy Matrix and Carbon-based Nanofillers in Nanocomposites
  10. 6 Multiscale Modeling of Graphene-polymer Nanocomposites with Tunneling Effect
  11. 7 Computational Modeling of Carbon Nanofiller Networks in Polymer Composites
  12. 8 Electrostrictive Polymer Nanocomposites: Fundamental and Applications
  13. List of Authors
  14. Index
  15. End User License Agreement