Polymer-Based Nanocomposite Materials for Functional Applications in Devices
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In recent years Nanostructured polymer and polymer-based nanocomposites
are key materials for new device applications. Fabrication of nanostructured polymeric
materials (e.g.: monodispersed latex, block copolymers, nanocomposites) and inorganic
materials have evolved rapidly. It is already known that the inherent properties of the
polymer matrix are enhanced through nanocomposite formation by the synergistic
interactions between the polymer matrix and the nanoparticles. The aspect of the device
applications of polymer-nanocomposites can be broadened by modifying the surface
properties of nanoparticles, doping and filling the matrix with nanoparticles of both pand
n-type and introducing functionalities in polymer matrix. These eBook chapter is
dealing with the above observations with experimental evidences and references.
This eBook chapter also deals with synthesis of various nanocomposites by tailoring the
properties of polymer materials and nanomaterials which has been explained with
various examples. Fabrication of functional polymeric materials and their
nanocomposites concerning their optical, electrical, mechanical and thermal properties
in thin film as well as bulk morphologies using several polymerization techniques is
also explained in this chapter alongwith various characterization techniques like XRD,
DSC, FTIR, SEM, TEM etc. Applications of these materials for various device
applications like photo diode, solar cell, light emitting diodes, magnetic storage
materials etc. also explained briefly with examples in this chapter alongwith future
prospects of those materials for device applications.
Polymernanocomposite, composite, nanoparticle, devices, photo
diode, solar cell, light emitting diodes, magnetic storage materials.
I & PC Division, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Tarnaka, Hyderabad, India.