NMR Studies of Natural Rubber Composites from Macro- to Nanoscales – A Review
Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopic studies are very significant as far as the characterization of composite materials is concerned. NMR offers a thorough knowledge of the structural interpretation of composites as well as about the filler dispersion. It is really important to understand the behaviour of micro- and nanofillers in an elastomer matrix medium. This chapter deals with the survey of the NMR studies of micro- and nanofiller reinforced natural rubber composites. The influence of various behaviours of the rubber composites and the influence of filler dispersion is also discussed. Even though the chapter title refers to natural rubber composites, an effort has been made to make this study a general one explaining elastomer composites.