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23. Juli 2012

Polymer-carbon nanotube composites

Tony McNally, Petra Pötschke (eds.), Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge, 2011, 824 p., hardcover, EUR 215.00, ISBN 978-1-84569-761-7

Edited by T. McNally, Queen’s University Belfast, UK, and P. Pötschke, Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany, the book reviews the preparation and processing of composites of thermoplastics with carbon nanotubes (CNT), covering in-situ polymerisation, melt processing and CNT surface treatment, as well as elastomer and thermoset CNT composites. It also focuses on properties and characterisation, including chapters on the quantification of CNT dispersion using microscopy techniques and on topics as diverse as thermal degradation of polymer-CNT composites, the use of rheology, Raman spectroscopy, and multi-scale modelling to study polymer-CNT composites and toxicity. Furthermore, it describes the applications of polymer-CNT composites with chapters on specific applications such as use in fibres and cables, bioengineering applications, and conductive polymer-CNT composites for sensing.

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