Polymer nanocomposites are defined as polymer matrices reinforced with nano-scale fillers. This reinforcement has led to a new class of composite materials with enhanced mechanical and physical properties such as improved electrical and dielectric qualities. Benefits such as stiffer nanoparticles have led to wide-ranging applications notably in the areas of fuel cells and biomedical devices.
Polymer nanocomposites: Physical properties and applications from Woodhead Publishing examines the characteristics of the main types of polymer nanocomposites and reviews their diverse applications. The book comprehensively assesses polymer/nanoparticle composites exploring experimental techniques and data associated with the conductivity and dielectric characterization. The discussion progresses to include polymer/nanoplatelet composites and techniques for polymer dynamic studies.
A specific section on polymer/nanotube composites features electrical and dielectric behaviour of polymer/carbon nanotube composites. The conclusion assesses the various applications of these materials examining the electric, mechanical and thermal properties of high performance polymer nanocomposites bipolar plates for fuel cells and carbon nanotube nanocomposites for biomedical actuators.
Polymer nanocomposites: Physical properties and applications is a valuable reference tool for both the research community and industry professionals wanting to learn about these materials and their applications in such areas as fuel cell, sensor and biomedical technology.