Ed. by Yiu-Wing Mai and Zhong-Zhen Yu.
Polymer nanocomposites incorporate nanometric-sized clay particles which improve the polymer’s barrier properties, fires resistance and strength, making them popular in automotive, civil and electrical engineering. The contributors of these 20 articles, which serve as coherent chapters, describe layered silicates such as polyamide/clay nanocomposites, epoxy nanocomposites based on layered silicates and other nanostructured fillers, biodegradable polymer and layered silicate nanocomposites, polypropylene layered silicate nanocomposites, polystyrere/clay nanocomposites, poly(ethyl acrylate)/bentonite nanocomposites, clay-acrylate nanocomposites photopolymers, nanocomposites based on water soluble polymers and unmodified smectite clays, poly(butylene terephthlate) (PBT) based nanocomposites, flammability and thermal stability of polymer/layered silicate nanocomposites, barrier properties of polymer/clay nanocomposites and rubber-clay nanocomposites. Other topics include nanotubes, nanoparticles, and inorganic-organic hybrid systems. Distributed by CRC Press.
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