Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites

Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites: Synthesis, Characterizations and Applications


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Subhash B. Kondawar, Hemlata J. Sharma
2017, xxii+226pp
Hardcover, 9789385883200
Rs. 3595.00

In the vast field of nanotechnology, conducting polymer nanocomposites have become a prominent area of research and development for advanced materials. Conducting polymer technology, nanostructure of conducting polymers and their composites are of a grave concern for upcoming researchers and students as they are finding applications in many human endeavours. Matrix based nanocomposites have overlooked the field of nanotechnology but there is an ocean of great possibilities.

This book aims the conducting polymer and nanocomposites for chemical engineering professionals as well as research scholars involved in the advanced and applied field of research. This book provides both a description of fundamentals as well as an up-to-date overview of recent development in manufacturing technologies, fabrication, spectroscopic characterisation, properties, structure-property relationships, rheology, crystallisation behaviour, degradability of biodegradable nanocomposites, processing, and finally applications of polymer nanocomposites. This book facilitates scholars the opportunity to learn about conducting polymers and nanocomposites, as well as their production and processing technology for various applications such as supercapacitors, rechargeable batteries, EMI shielding, gas sensors, biosensors, etc. In this book, attention is paid towards the preparation of conducting polymer based binary and ternary nanocomposites, their characterisations and applications. Nevertheless, this book will be a valuable reference for scientists, engineers, and student scholars interested in the exploration and exploitation of a compelling new class of conducting polymer nanocomposites.

Subhash B. Kondawar is currently working as Professor in Department of Physics, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharah Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.
Hemlata J. Sharma is currently working as Senior Research Fellow under INSPIRE Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology (DST) New Delhi in Department of Physics, Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, Nagpur, India.

1 Polymers
1.1 Introduction
1.2 History of Polymers
1.3 Classification of Polymers
1.3.1 Polymers Based on Source
1.3.2 Polymers Based on Structure
1.3.3 Polymers Based on Mode of Polymerisation
1.3.4 Polymers Based on Molecular Forces
1.4 Synthesis of Polymers
1.4.1 Addition Polymerisation
1.4.2 Living Polymerisation
1.5 Polymer Properties
1.5.1 Monomers and Repeat Units
1.5.2 Microstructure
1.5.3 Chain Length
1.5.4 Monomer Arrangement in Copolymers
1.5.5 Polymer Morphology
1.5.6 Mechanical Properties
1.5.7 Thermal Properties of Polymers
1.5.8 Chemical Properties of Polymers
1.5.9 Optical Properties of Polymers
1.5.10 Polymer Degradation
1.6 Advantages and Disadvantages of Polymers
1.7 Applications of Polymers
1.7.1 Elastomers
1.7.2 Plastics
1.7.3 Fibres
1.7.4 Processing Polymers

2 Conducting Polymers

2.1 Introduction
2.2 Doping
2.2.1 Types of Doping
2.2.2 Effect of Doping on Conductivity
2.3 Conduction Mechanism
2.4 Charge Transport
2.5 Classification
2.5.1 Intrinsically Conducting Polymers
2.5.2 Extrinsically Conducting Polymers
2.6 Methods of Synthesis
2.7 Stability
2.8 Factors Affecting Conductivity
2.9 Properties
2.9.1 Electrical Properties
2.9.2 Magnetic Properties
2.9.3 Optical Properties
2.9.4 Wettability
2.9.5 Mechanical Properties
2.9.6 Microwave-Absorbing Properties
2.10 Applications
2.10.1 Electronic Nanodevices
2.10.2 Field Effect Transistors and Diodes
2.10.3 Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes, Field-Emission and Electrochromic
2.10.4 Sensors
2.10.5 Catalysis
2.10.6 Energy Storage
2.10.7 Solar Cells
2.10.8 Fuel Cells
2.10.9 Lithium Ion Batteries
2.10.10 Supercapacitors
2.10.11 Microwave Absorption and EMI Shielding
2.10.12 Electrorheological Fluids
2.10.13 Biomedical Applications
2.10.14 Other Applications
2.10.15 Barriers to Applications

3 Nanostructure Conducting Polymers
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Hard Template Synthesis
3.3 Soft Template Synthesis
3.4 Electrospinning Method

4 Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Synthesis of Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites
4.3 Particulate (0D) Reinforced Nanocomposites
4.4 Fibre (1D) Reinforced Nanocomposites
4.5 Flake (2D) Reinforced Nanocomposites
4.6 Multicomponents Reinforced Nanocomposites

5 Characterisations
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Scanning Electron Microscopy
5.2.1 Principle
5.2.2 Working
5.3 Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
5.3.1 Principle
5.3.2 Working
5.4 Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy (STM)
5.4.1 Principle
5.4.2 Working
5.5 Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
5.5.1 Principle
5.5.2 Working
5.6 Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX)
5.6.1 Principle
5.6.2 Working
5.7 X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)
5.7.1 Principle
5.7.2 Working
5.8 X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
5.8.1 Principle
5.8.2 Working
5.9 Ultra Violet-Visible spectroscopy (UV-VIS)
5.9.1 Principle
5.9.2 Working
5.10 Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
5.10.1 Principle and Working
5.11 Raman Spectroscopy
5.11.1 Principle and Working

6 Applications
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Supercapacitors
6.3 Electromagnetic Interference Shielding
6.4 Gas Sensors and Biosensors
6.5 Rechargeable Batteries