chapter  3
24 Pages

. The Incorporation of Nanomaterials into Polymer Media

WithHenry C. Ashton

CONTENTS 3.1 Introduction ..........................................................................................................................22

3.1.1 Introduction ..............................................................................................................22 3.1.2 Polymer Nanocomposites .......................................................................................22

3.2 The Polymer-Nanomaterial Interface ................................................................................22 Definition: .................................................................................................................23

3.3 Why Nanomaterials? ...........................................................................................................23 3.3.1 Mechanical Properties ............................................................................................23 3.3.2 Fire Retardant Applications ................................................................................... 24 3.3.3 Conductivity ............................................................................................................. 26

3.4 Methods of Preparation of Polymer Nanocomposites ................................................... 26 3.4.1 In Situ Polymerization ............................................................................................. 26 3.4.2 Surface Chemistry ................................................................................................... 27