Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Composites
Design, Simulation, and Applications

Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Sabu Thomas, PhD
Ali Pourhashemi, PhD
Abbas Hamrang, PhD
Ewa Kłodzińska, PhD

Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology for Composites

Published. Available now.
Pub Date: May 2015
Hardback Price: $169.95 US
Hard ISBN: 9781771880657
E-Book ISBN: 9781482263879
Pages: 450 pages
Binding Type: hardbound

“This book reviews the recent progress in the application of engineered nanopolymers and nanoparticles and their composites. It reads more like a collection of research papers but with more instruction so that the reader without a direct background in the topic can still understand and benefit from the paper. Topics mainly cover how nanomaterials can be used to reinforce or strengthen composites, provide UV protection, biological applications, and methods for manufacturing nanofibers. Since it can be difficult to experiment with nanomaterials, modeling efforts have been used to predict material behavior. Many of the papers present modeling or simulation information on nanocomposites. This may provide a deeper understanding of the mechanisms that are responsible for enhancing the nanocomposite blends. Advantages and limitations of new materials are also discussed. Some topic examples include the influence of a strong electric field on electrical, transport, and diffusion properties of carbon nanostructures; nanocomposites blended with polyethylene; UV protectors; analysis of surface energy of metal/ carbon nanocomposites; a comprehensive review of creating nanofibers with the electrospinning process; and a very detailed review on the application of nanofibers for energy and the environment. With a broad mix of material development, modeling, and applications, this book will offer the most to researchers involved with nanomaterial composites and associated processes.”
—IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, November/December 2016

Engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles, with their extraordinary mechanical and unique electronic properties, have garnered much attention in recent years. With a broad range of potential applications, including nanoelectronics, composites, chemical sensors, biosensors, microscopy, nanoelectromechanical systems, and many more, the scientific community is more motivated than ever to move beyond basic properties and explore the real issues associated with carbon nanotube-based applications.

Engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles are exceptionally interesting from a fundamental research point of view. They open up new perspectives for various applications, such as nano-transistors in circuits, field-emission displays, artificial muscles, or added reinforcements in alloys. This informative book is an introduction to the physical concepts needed for investigating carbon nanotubes and other one-dimensional solid-state systems. Written for a wide scientific readership, each chapter consists of an instructive approach to the topic and sustainable ideas for solutions.

This new book presents leading-edge research in this dynamic field. It reviews the recent progress in application of engineered nanopolymer and nanoparticles and their composites. The advantages and disadvantages of different methods are discussed. The ability of continuum methods to bridge different scales is emphasized. Recommendations for future research are given by focusing on what each method has to learn from the nano-scale. The scope of the book is to provide current knowledge to support researchers entering the scientific area of carbon nanotubes and help them choose the appropriate modeling tool for accomplishing their study and where to place their efforts to further improve continuum methods.

1. Influence of a Strong Electric Field on the Electrical, Transport and Diffusion Properties of Carbon Nanostructures with Point Defects Structure
S. A. Sudorgin and N. G. Lebedev­

2. Сarbon-Polymer Nanocomposites with Polyethylene as a Binder: A Research Note

Sergei V. Kolesov, Marina V. Bazunova, Elena I. Kulish, Denis R. Valiev, and Gennady E. Zaikov

3. Application of Polymers Containing Silicon Nanoparticles as Effective UV Protectors

A. A. Olkhov, M. A. Goldshtrakh, and G. E. Zaikov

4. Dynamically Vulcanized Thermoelastoplastics Based on Butadiene-Acrylonitrile Rubber and Polypropylene Modified Nanofiller

S. I. Volfson, G. E. Zaikov, N. A. Okhotina, A. I. Nigmatullina, O. A. Panfilova, and A. A. Nikiforov

5. Sorption-Active Сarbon-Polymer Nanocomposites: A Research Note

Marina Bazunova, Rustam Tukhvatullin, Denis Valiev, Elena Kulish, and Gennady Zaikov

6. Modification of Physical and Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Concrete Using Nanoparticles

M. Mehdipour

7. UV-Protective Nanocomposites Films Based on Polyethylene

A. A. Olkhov, M. A. Goldshtrakh, G. Nyszko, K. Majewski, J. Pielichowski, and G. E. Zaikov

8. Nanocomposite Foils Based on Silicate Precusor with Surface-Active Compounds: A Research Note

L. O. Zaskokina, V. V. Osipova, Y. G. Galyametdinov, and A. A. Momzyakov

9. Experimental Investigation on the Effects of Nano Clay on Mechanical Properties of Aged Asphalt Mixture

M. Arabani, A. K. Haghi, and R. Tanzadeh

10. Nanostructural Elements and the Molecular Mechanics and Dynamics Interactions: A Systematic Study

A. V. Vakhrushev and A. M. Lipanov

11. A Study on Biological Application of Ag and Co/Ag Nanoparticles Cytotoxicity and Genotoxicity

Iman E. Gomaa, Samarth Bhatt, Thomas Liehr, Mona Bakr, and Tarek A. El-Tayeb

12. The Transfer Variants of Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites Influence on Liquid Media: A Research Note

V. I. Kodolov and V. V. Trineeva

13. Analysis of the Metal/Carbon Nanocomposites Surface Energy: A Research Note

V. I. Kodolov and V. V. Trineeva

14. Nanopolymer Fibers: A Very Comprehensive Review in Axial and Coaxial Electrospinning Process

Saeedeh Rafiei and A. K. Haghi

15. A Study on Polymer/Organoclay Nanocomposites

K. S. Dibirova, G. V. Kozlov, and G. M. Magomedov

16. A Very Detailed Review on Application of Nanofibers in Energy and Environmental

Saeedeh Rafiei, Babak Noroozi, A. K. Haghi

About the Authors / Editors:
Editors: A. K. Haghi, PhD
Member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada ; Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering; Editor-In-Chief, Polymers Research Journal

A. K. Haghi, PhD, holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from University of North Carolina (USA); a MSc in mechanical engineering from North Carolina A&T State University (USA); a DEA in applied mechanics, acoustics and materials from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France); and a PhD in engineering sciences from Université de Franche-Comté (France). He is the author and editor of 165 books as well as 1000 published papers in various journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. Since 1983, he served as a professor at several universities. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal and on the editorial boards of many international journals. He is a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences and Cultures (CRDCSC), Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Sabu Thomas, PhD
Director, School of Chemical Sciences, Professor of Polymer Science & Technology & Hon. Director of Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India

Dr. Sabu Thomas is the Director of the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He is also a full professor of polymer science and engineering and the Director of the International and Inter University Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology of the same university. He is a fellow of many professional bodies. Professor Thomas has authored or co-authored many papers in international peer-reviewed journals in the area of polymer processing. He has organized several international conferences and has more than 420 publications, 11 books and two patents to his credit. He has been involved in a number of books both as author and editor. He is a reviewer to many international journals and has received many awards for his excellent work in polymer processing. His h Index is 42. Professor Thomas is listed as the 5th position in the list of Most Productive Researchers in India, in 2008.

Ali Pourhashemi, PhD
Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Christian Brothers University, Memphis, Tennessee, USA

Ali Pourhashemi, PhD, is currently a professor of chemical and biochemical engineering at Christian Brothers University (CBU) in Memphis, Tennessee. He was formerly the department chair at CBU and also taught at Howard University in Washington, DC. He taught various courses in chemical engineering, and his main area has been teaching the capstone process design as well as supervising industrial internship projects. He is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. He is on the international editorial review board of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and is an editorial member of the International Journal of Advanced Packaging Technology. He has published many articles and presented at many professional conferences.

Abbas Hamrang, PhD
Professor and Senior Polymer Scientist, Manchester, UK; Independent Polymer Consultant

Abbas Hamrang, PhD, is a professor of polymer science and technology. He is currently a senior Polymer Consultant and Editor and member of the academic board of various international journals. His research interests include degradation studies of historical objects and archival materials, cellulose based plastics, thermogravemetric analysis, accelerated ageing process and stabilisation of polymers by chemical and non-chemical methods. His previous involvement in academic and industry sectors at international level include Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research & Development, senior Lecturer, Manufacturing Consultant, Science & Technology Advisor.

Ewa Kłodzińska, PhD
Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes, Poland

Ewa Kłodzińska holds a PhD from Nicolaus Copernicus University, Faculty of Chemistry in Torun, Poland. For ten years, she has been doing research on determination and identification of microorganisms using the electromigration techniques for the purposes of medical diagnosis. Currently she is working at the Institute for Engineering of Polymer Materials and Dyes and investigates surface characteristics of biodegradable polymer material on the basis of zeta potential measurements. She has written several original articles, monographs, and chapters in books for graduate students and scientists. She has made valuable contributions to the theory and practice of electromigration techniques, chromatography, sample preparation, and application of separation science in pharmaceutical and medical analysis. Dr. Ewa Kłodzińska is a member of editorial board of ISRN Analytical Chemistry and the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE).

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