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Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials

Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Energy Harvesting, Self-Healing and Shape Memory Applications

Editors: Ponnamma, D., Sadasivuni, K.K., Cabibihan, J.-J., Al-Maadeed, M.A.A. (Eds.)

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  • An application-oriented book introducing smart polymer nanocomposites for modern applications
  • Clearly structured: chapters are ordered both by composites type and target application
  • Addresses scientists and professionals in different disciplines, from graduate level to researcher
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This book covers smart polymer nanocomposites with perspectives for application in energy harvesting, as self-healing materials, or shape memory materials. The book is application-oriented and describes different types of polymer nanocomposites, such as elastomeric composites, thermoplastic composites, or conductive polymer composites. It outlines their potential for applications, which would meet some of the most important challenges nowadays: for harvesting energy, as materials with the capacity to self-heal, or as materials memorizing a given shape.The book brings together these different applications for the first time in one single platform. Chapters are ordered both by the type of composites and by the target applications. Readers will thus find a good overview, facilitating a comparison of the different smart materials and their applications. The book will appeal to scientists in the fields of chemistry, material science and engineering, but also to technologists and physicists, from graduate student level to researcher and professional. 

About the authors

Dr. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma is a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Advanced Materials Qatar University. She received her doctoral degree from the Deakin University, Australia. Her research in the field of polymer nanocomposites (among other topics) has been published in international journals and book contributions, and has been awarded at several international conferences with best poster and oral presentation awards. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma already is experienced book editor.
Dr. Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni is a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University. He has previously worked at the Inha University, South Korea, University of South Brittany, France and Mahatma Gandhi University, India. He has been involved in the publication of several papers in international journals and of book chapters and has already coedited several books in the fields of polymers, elastomers and composites. He serves as a guest editor in Sensors & Transducers journal and a lead guest editor in International Journal of Materials Science and Applications.
Dr. John-John Cabibihan is an Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Qatar University. He is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Social Robotics; and the Chair of the IEEE. He received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Robotics from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy in 2007. 
Prof. Mariam Al-Maadeed is the Director of the Center for Advanced Materials, Qatar University. She has received the Physics State Award 2010/ 2011 and the Gulf Petrochemical Association (GPCA) Plastic Excllence Award in 2014. She received her PhD from Alexandria Univ., Egypt in 2001.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Energy Harvesting: Breakthrough Technologies Through Polymer Composites

    Pages 1-42

    Ahmed, Saquib (et al.)

  • Energy Harvesting from Crystalline and Conductive Polymer Composites

    Pages 43-75

    Kumar, Aravind (et al.)

  • Ceramic-Based Polymer Nanocomposites as Piezoelectric Materials

    Pages 77-93

    Ponnamma, Deepalekshmi (et al.)

  • Poly(3-Hexylthiophene) (P3HT), Poly(Gamma-Benzyl-l-Glutamate) (PBLG) and Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) as Energy Harvesting Materials

    Pages 95-118

    Ahmad, Zubair (et al.)

  • Self-healing Polymer Composites Based on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

    Pages 119-152

    Pati, Santwana (et al.)

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eBook $169.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-50424-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $219.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-50423-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84398-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Smart Polymer Nanocomposites
Book Subtitle
Energy Harvesting, Self-Healing and Shape Memory Applications
Editors
  • Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
  • John-John Cabibihan
  • Mariam Al Ali Al-Maadeed
Series Title
Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50424-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50424-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50423-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84398-8
Series ISSN
2364-1878
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 397
Number of Illustrations
52 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
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