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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.

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2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Energy Harvesting: Breakthrough Technologies Through Polymer Composites

Saquib Ahmed, Sankha Banerjee, Udhay Sundar, Hector Ruiz, Sanjeev Kumar, Ajith Weerasinghe

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Energy Harvesting from Crystalline and Conductive Polymer Composites

Aravind Kumar, Shaikh Faruque Ali, A. Arockiarajan

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Ceramic-Based Polymer Nanocomposites as Piezoelectric Materials

Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariem Mohamed Chamakh, Kalim Deshmukh, M. Basheer Ahamed, Alper Erturk, Pradeep Sharma, Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

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

Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Awais, Mansoor Ani Najeeb, R. A. Shakoor, Farid Touati

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Self-healing Polymer Composites Based on Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes

Santwana Pati, Bhanu Pratap Singh, S. R. Dhakate

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Self-healed Materials from Thermoplastic Polymer Composites

Venkatavijayan Subramanian, Dharmesh Varade

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Molecular Design Approaches to Self-healing Materials from Polymer and its Nanocomposites

Jojo P. Joseph, Ashmeet Singh, Asish Pal

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Self-healed Materials from Elastomeric Composites: Concepts, Strategies and Developments

Ramna Tripathi, Pratibha Sharma, Avneet Saini, Gaurav Verma

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Nanocomposites for Extrinsic Self-healing Polymer Materials

Yongjing Wang, Duc Truong Pham, Chunqian Ji

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

A Brief Overview of Shape Memory Effect in Thermoplastic Polymers

M. Imran Khan, M. M. Zagho, R. A. Shakoor

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Shape Memory Materials from Epoxy Matrix Composites

Loredana Santo, Fabrizio Quadrini

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Shape Memory Behavior of Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites

Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Yara Mohamed Hany El-Gawady, Mariappan Rajan, Solleti Goutham, Kalagadda Venkateswara Rao, Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Functional Nanomaterials for Transparent Electrodes

Bananakere Nanjegowda Chandrashekar, A. S. Smitha, K. Jagadish, Namratha, S. Srikantaswamy, B. E. Kumara Swamy, Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni, S. Krishnaveni, K. Byrappa, Chun Cheng

2017 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

Biodegradable Nanocomposites for Energy Harvesting, Self-healing, and Shape Memory

Deepu Thomas, John-John Cabibihan, Sasi Kumar, S. K. Khadheer Pasha, Dipankar Mandal, Meena Laad, Bal Chandra Yadav, S. I. Patil, Anil Ghule, Payal Mazumdar, Sunita Rattan, Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
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