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This book is an effort to tether all the exuberant observations on adding nanomaterial in the TPE matrix. With an enhanced processing property along with amplified recyclability and reprocessing feature, thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) proves to be one of the most significant polymeric materials till date. As the scientific world evolves, these advanced materials have attuned themselves with various anisotropic nanomaterials to induce an enhanced property effect on the final product. On an additional note, authors have done extensive research on graphene, the most multifaceted element in the filler family keeping TPE and its derivate as the matrix martial. Cogitating the idea of a multidimensional readership, authors have analyzed the synthesis, derivatization, and properties of graphene and its derivatives separately. Apart from reviewing the future prospects and the potential application of these nano-filled advanced materials, they have kept the structure–property relationship of graphene-based composites at the cynosure to provide firm understanding on the blossoming of these elastomeric composites. The authors believe this book is a potential content for both professionals and academicians.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Frontmatter

Chapter 1. Introduction

Abstract
Thermoplastic Elastomers (TPEs) are an important class of engineering polymers [1], the emergence of which provided a new dimension to the field of polymer technology in a greater multitude.
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak

Chapter 2. Anisotropic Nanofillers in TPE

Abstract
The year 2013 saw a rapid boom in the area of the thermoplastic Elastomers recording a market share of more than 19.6 million metric tons and has predicted that the figure should be going beyond 29 million metric tons by 2020 [1]. There are two most bolstered reasons as to why the polymer industry is continuously expanding.
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak

Chapter 3. Preparation of Graphene Based Nanocomposite Based on TPE

Abstract
In the year 1959, professor Richard Feynman prognosticated the propitious future of nanomaterials with his famous speech, saying, “There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom. I can't see exactly what would happen, but I can hardly doubt that when we have some control of the arrangement of things on a small scale, we will get an enormously greater range of possible properties that substances can have, and of different things that we can do.”
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak

Chapter 4. Structure—Property Co-relation of Graphene/Graphene Derivative Based TPE

Abstract
Graphene is a splendid material with so many fascinating adjectives to its name. Just like a coin has its two sides, even graphene has, Being the world’s thinnest material, it is one of the strongest materials to be measured to date (Fig. 4.1) [1]. Apart from having a zero-effective mass, Graphene’s charge carriers can exhibit an enormous amount of intrinsic mobility and can travel up to a few micrometers without being scattered at room temperature [1].
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak

Chapter 5. Potential Application of Graphene-TPE Nanocomposite

Abstract
The journey of graphene remains quite interesting from the very beginning of its unexpected and accidental invention as 2D nanomaterial by Novoselov and Geim in the year of 2004 [1]. Several remarkably advantageous properties of graphene have unveiled a new era in nanotechnology in terms of their scientific and technological impact on the scientific community.
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak

Chapter 6. Conclusion

Abstract
The thermoplastic elastomers incepted in the scientific realm in the early 1950s when polyurethane fibers started to mark its presence in the polymer market with the discovery of the fundamental diisocyanate addition [1]. Two years later, Snyder fabricated linear copolyester fibers whose stress–strain characteristics were analogous to natural rubber, which is believed to mark the beginning of an era of a material inheriting the traits of both the plastics and the elastomers. These multiblock thermoplastic polyurethanes evolved rapidly by 1960 with renowned companies like Bayer, Dupont, and Goodyear starting to commercialize polyurethane-based thermoplastic elastomers [1].
Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, Poulomi Dasgupta, Sayan Basak
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