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Carbon Nanotubes

Polymer Nanocomposites

Polymer nanocomposites are a class of material with a great deal of promise for potential applications in various industries ranging from construction to aerospace. The main difference between polymeric nanocomposites and conventional composites is the filler that is being used for reinforcement. In the nanocomposites the reinforcement is on the order of nanometer that leads to a very different final macroscopic property. Due to this unique feature polymeric nanocomposites have been studied exclusively in the last decade using various nanofillers such as minerals, sheets or fibers. This books focuses on the preparation and property analysis of polymer nanocomposites with CNTs (fibers) as nano fillers. The book has been divided into three sections. The first section deals with fabrication and property analysis of new carbon nanotube structures. The second section deals with preparation and characterization of polymer composites with CNTs followed by the various applications of polymers with CNTs in the third section.

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Carbon NanotubesPolymer NanocompositesEdited by Siva Yellampalli

Published: August 17th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/979

ISBN: 978-953-307-498-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4458-8

Copyright year: 2011

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84984 Total Chapter Downloads

94 Crossref Citations

159 Web of Science Citations

203 Dimensions Citations


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1. Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes by RF-DC Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition

By Yasuaki Hayashi, Hideto Sawada and Hideyuki Takagi


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2. Carbon Nanotubes Engineering Assisted by Natural Biopolymers

By Luhua Lu, Ying Hu, Chunrui Chang and Wei Chen


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3. Elastic Properties of Carbon Nanotubes

By Qiang Han and Hao Xin


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4. Polymer/Carbon Nanotube Nanocomposites

By Veena Choudhary and Anju Gupta


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5. Functionalization of Carbon Nanotubes

By In-Yup Jeon, Dong Wook Chang, Nanjundan Ashok Kumar and Jong-Beom Baek


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6. Preparation and Applicability of Vinyl Alcohol Group Containing Polymer/MWNT Nanocomposite Using a Simple Saponification Method

By Eun-Ju Lee, Jin-San Yoon, Mal-Nam Kim and Eun-Soo Park


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7. Reinforcement Effects of CNTs for Polymer-Based Nanocomposites

By Yuan Li, Yaolu Liu and Ning Hu


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8. Characterization of Nanotube- Reinforced Polymer Composites

By Wenjie Wang and N. Sanjeeva Murthy


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9. Carbon Nanotubes as Conductive Filler in Segregated Polymer Composites - Electrical Properties

By Yevgen Mamunya


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10. Conductivity Percolation of Carbon Nanotubes in Polyacrylamide Gels

By Önder Pekcan and Gülşen Akın Evingür


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11. Electrical Properties of CNT-Based Polymeric Matrix Nanocomposites

By Alessandro Chiolerio, Micaela Castellino, Pravin Jagdale, Mauro Giorcelli, Stefano Bianco and Alberto Tagliaferro


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12. Polymer Composites with Carbon Nanotubes in Alignment

By Huisheng Peng, Xuemei Sun and Tao Chen


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13. Silanization of Carbon Nanotubes: Surface Modification and Polymer Nanocomposites

By C. Velasco-Santos, A.L. Martínez-Hernández and V.M. Castaño


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14. Prediction of the Elastic Properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymers: A Comparative Study of Several Micromechanical Models

By Selmi Abdellatif and Hassis Hédi


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15. About Grafting of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on the Oligo-N-Vinyl Carbazole and Copolymer Involving N-Vinylcarbazole and Hexylthiophene

By K. Alimi, B. Zaidi and M. Chemek


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16. Giant Moment Enhancement of Magnetic Nanoparticles Embedded in Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Consistent with Ultrahigh Temperature Superconductivity

By Guo-meng Zhao, Jun Wang, Yang Ren and Pieder Beeli


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17. Carbon Nanotubes Influence on Balk and Surface Properties of the Optical Materials

By Natalia V. Kamanina


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18. The Application of Carbon Nanotube to Bone Cement

By Yu-Hsun Nien


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19. Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Molecular Heater for Thermoresponsive Polymer Gel Composite

By Tsuyohiko Fujigaya and Naotoshi Nakashima


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