Natural Rubber-Based Composites and Nanocomposites: State of the Art, New Challenges and Opportunities
Preparation and Properties of Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
Strength and Durability of Natural Rubber and Chemically Modified Natural Rubber
Carbon Black Reinforcement in Natural Rubber in Micro and Nano Length
Silica Reinforcement in Natural Rubber in Micro and Nano Length Scales
Clay Reinforcement in Natural Rubber on Micro and Nano Length Scales
Micro and Nano TiO
2 Reinforced Natural Rubber Composites
Micro and Nano Metal Particle Filled Natural Rubber Composites
Magnetic Filler-Reinforced Natural Rubber Macro- and Nanocomposites
Micro and Nano Calcium Carbonate Filled Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
Preparation and Characterization of Natural Rubber Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes
Mechanical Properties of Natural Rubber Composites Filled with Macro- and Nanofillers
Linear and Non-Linear Viscoelastic Behaviour of Natural Rubber Composites from Micro- to Nanoscales
Rheological Behaviour of Natural Rubber Based Composites and Nanocomposites
X-Ray, Light and Neutron Scattering Studies on Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
Microscopy of Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
NMR Studies of Natural Rubber Composites from Macro- to Nanoscales – A Review
ESR Studies of Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
Applications of Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
Diffusion and Transport of Liquids, Vapours and Gases Through Natural Rubber Composites and Nanocomposites
About this book
The combination of its unique morphology, physical properties, cost effectiveness and environmental friendliness make natural rubber an appealing constituent for many materials and applications. This comprehensive two volume set covers the synthesis, characterization and applications of natural rubber based blends, interpenetrating polymer networks, composites and nanocomposites.
Volume 1 covers different types of natural rubber-based blends and IPNs as well as manufacturing methods, thermo mechanical characterization techniques, life cycle analysis and their applications. Volume 2 focuses on natural rubber-based composites and Nanocomposites including the different types of fillers, the filler-matrix reinforcement mechanisms, manufacturing techniques, and applications.
This is the first book to consolidate the current state of the art information on natural rubber based materials with contributions from established international experts in the field. The book provides a "one stop" reference resource for professionals, researchers, industrial practitioners, graduate students, and senior undergraduates in the fields of polymer science and engineering, materials science, surface science, bioengineering and chemical engineering.
Sabu Thomas is professor at the School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India. He received Ph.D from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and a B.Tech in Polymer Science and Technology from Cochin University. Prof. Thomas has gained additional experience as a visiting professor at a number of universities around the world. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and a member of the American Chemical Society, his research has led to the publication of some 360 articles in international peer reviewed journals, several book chapters and patents. The co-editor of four books, he has been a visiting professor and lecturer at some of the world's leading polymer research laboratories.