Part I: Basic Materials for Polymer Nanocomposites Technology
Layered Silicates, Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers, Inorganic Nanoparticles, Expandable Graphite, Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxanes (POSS®), Cellulose Nanowhiskers, A very wide variety of polymer matrices includes Polyacrylates, Poly(acrylic acid), Poly(acrylonitrile), Polystyrene, Poly(vinyl pyridine), Polyacrylamide, Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide), Poly(tetrafluoro ethylene), Poly(N-vinyl pyrrolidone), Poly(vinyl pyrrolidinone), Poly(vinyl pyridine), Poly(ethylene glycol), Poly(ethylene vinyl alcohol), Poly(vinylidene fluoride), Poly(p-phenylenevinylene), Poly(benzoxazole), Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile), Ethyl-vinyl-alcohol Copolymers, Polystyrene-Polyisoprene Diblock Copolymers, Polyamides, Poly(ethylene terephthalate), Poly(trimethylene terephthalate), Poly(butylene terephthalate), Polycarbonates, Poly(ethylene oxide), Ethylene Oxide Copolymers, Poly(ethylene imine), Poly(dimethyl siloxane), Polybutadienes, Butadiene Copolymers, Epoxidized Natural Rubber, Epoxy Polymer Resins, Phenolic Resins, Polyurethanes, Polyurethane-Urea, Polyimides, Poly(amic acid), Polysulfone, Polyetherimide, Fluoropoly(ether-imide), Polyolefins, Conductiing and Conjugated Polymers, Liquid Crystal Polymers, Biodegradable Thermoplastic Polyesters and Their Copolymers, Specialty Polymers, etc.
Part II: Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Layered Silicates
Manufacturing Technologies, Morphological Characterization Techniques, Fundamental Aspects, Nucleation and Crystallization Behavior, Mechanical Properties, Heat Distortion Temperature, Gas Barrier Properties, Thermal Stability, Flammability, Photo-oxidative Stability, Ionic Conductivity, Optical Transparency, Degradability of Biodegradable Nanocomposites, Electro-rheology, Rheology under Molten State, Structure-Property Relationship, Processing Techniques, Thin films, Foams, Injection Molding, Sol-Gel Method, Organic-Inorganic Hybrids.
Part III: Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers
Preparation, Morphological Characterization, Mechanical Properties, Electrical Properties, Thermal Properties, Optical Properties, Field Emission Properties, Fiber Surface Properties, Structure-Property Relationship, Thermal Stability and Flammability, Crystallization Behaviors and Morphology , Spectroscopic Characterization Methods.
Part IV: Polymer Nanocomposites Based on Inorganic Nanoparticles
Preparation, Characterization, Mechanical Properties, Electrical Properties, Thermal Properties, Thermal Stability and Flammability, Optical Properties, Structure-Property Relationship
Part V: Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
Automobiles, Aerospace, Injection Molded Products, Coatings, Adhesives, Fire-retardants, Packaging Materials, Microelectronic Packaging, Optical Integrated Circuits, Drug Delivery, Sensors, Membranes, Medical Devices, Consumer Goods, etc.