Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites: Characterization, Processing, and Applications discusses the most recent research in nanomaterials and nanocomposites for a range of applications as well as modern characterization tools and techniques. It deals with nanocomposites that are dispersed with nanosized particulates and carbon nanotubes in their matrices (polymer, metal, and ceramic). In addition, the work:

  • Describes different nanomaterials, such as metal and metal oxides, clay and POSS, carbon nanotubes, cellulose, and biobased polymers in a structured manner
  • Examines the processing of carbon nanotube-based nanocomposites, layered double hydroxides, and cellulose nanoparticles as functional fillers and reinforcement materials
  • Covers size effect on thermal, mechanical, optical, magnetic, and electrical properties
  • Details machining and joining aspects of nanocomposites
  • Discusses the development of smart nanotextiles (intelligent textiles), self-cleaning glass, sensors, actuators, ferrofluids, and wear-resistant nanocoatings.

This book enables an efficient comparison of properties and capabilities of these advanced materials, making it relevant for materials scientists and chemical engineers conducting academic research and industrial R&D into nanomaterial processing and applications.

part Section I|83 pages

State of Art

chapter 1|13 pages

Recent Developments in Nanomaterial Applications

ByS. Saravanan, E. Kayalvizhi Nangai, S. V. Ajantha, S. Sankar

chapter 2|13 pages

Some Impact of Nanomaterials in Aerospace Engineering

ByV. Dhinakaran, M. Swapna Sai, M. Varsha Shree

chapter 3|20 pages

Lightweight Polymer–Nanoparticle-Based Composites

An Overview
ByHarrison Shagwira, F.M. Mwema, Thomas O. Mbuya

chapter 4|9 pages

The Role and Applications of Nanomaterials in the Automotive Industry

ByV. Dhinakaran, M. Varsha Shree

chapter 5|23 pages

Characterization Tools and Techniques for Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites

ByRuma Arora Soni, R. S. Rana, S. S. Godara

part Section II|24 pages


chapter 6|22 pages

Synthesis and Fabrication of Graphene/Ag-Infused Polymer Nanocomposite

ByChinedu Okoro, Zaheeruddin Mohammed, Lin Zhang, Shaik Jeelani, Zhongyang Cheng, Vijaya Rangari

part Section III|57 pages


chapter 9|27 pages

Comparative Numerical Analyses of Different Carbon Nanotubes Added with Carbon Fiber–Reinforced Polymer Composite

ByR. Vijayanandh, G. Raj Kumar, P. Jagadeeshwaran, Vijayakumar Mathaiyan, M. Ramesh, Dong Won Jung