ABSTRACT

The novel properties of multifunctional polymer nanocomposites make them useful for a broad range of applications in fields as diverse as space exploration, bioengineering, car manufacturing, and organic solar cell development, just to name a few. Presenting an overview of polymer nanocomposites, how they compare with traditional composites, and th

chapter 1|18 pages

Introduction

ByJinsong Leng, Jianjun Li, and Alan kin-tak Lau

chapter 3|88 pages

Multifunctional Polymeric Smart Materials

ByJinsong Leng, Xin Lan, Yanju Liu, Shanyi Du

chapter 4|24 pages

Magnetic Polymer Nanocomposites: Fabrication, Processing, Property Analysis, and Applications

BySuying Wei, Jiahua Zhu, Pallavi Mavinakuli, Zhanhu Guo

chapter 5|124 pages

Carbon-Nanotube-Based Composites and Damage Sensing

ByChunyu Li, Erik T. Thostenson, Tsu-Wei Chou

chapter 6|26 pages

Natural Fiber Composites in Biomedical and Bioengineering Applications

ByKaren Hoi-yan Cheung

chapter 7|28 pages

Flame Retardant Polymer Nanocomposites

ByJihua Gou, Yong Tang

chapter 8|52 pages

Polyurethane Nanocomposite Coatings for Aeronautical Applications

ByHua-Xin Peng

chapter 9|34 pages

Surface Modi†cation of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) for Composites

ByJoong Hee Lee, Nam Hoon Kim, N. Satheesh Kumar, Basavarajaiah Siddaramaiah

chapter 10|16 pages

Ocean Engineering Application of Nanocomposites

ByYansheng Yin, Xueting Chang