Development and Prospective Applications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Volume: 1

Nanomaterials and their Fascinating Attributes

Nanotechnology is a diverse science that has brought about new applications in fields such as colloidal science, device physics and supra molecular chemistry. This volume gives an overview of the ...
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Nanocomposites and Importance of Nanofiller in Nanocomposites

Pp. 157-179 (23)

Sher Bahadar Khan, Kalsoom Akhtar and Abdullah M. Asiri


The progress of nanostructured materials have untied a new standard whereas the nanoreinforcement and matrix resin can be modified to optimize the physical and mechanical properties of various composite materials. This resulted in appearance of new frontiers in mechanical and electronic structures centering on multi functionalized, self-assembling, self-healing materials and have shown outstanding applications in many fields. This chapter emphasizes about nanocomposites, their classification and characterization of different types of nanocomposites.


Clay, nanocomposites, nanofillers, nanotechnology, synthetic methods, XRD.


Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR) and department of Chemistry King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 21589; Chemistry Department and Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials Research (CEAMR), King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah 21589, Saudi Arabia.