The purpose of this book is to summarize the basic chemical aspects for obtaining multifunctional carbon nanotube-based polymer composites, but also to highlight some of the most remarkable advances that occurred in the field during the last recent years.
Chemically-modified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) exhibit a wide range of physical and chemical properties which makes them an attractive starting material for the preparation of super-strong and highly-conductive fibres and films. Much information is available across the primary literature, making it difficult to obtain an overall picture of the state-of-the-art. This volume brings together some of the leading researchers in the field from across the globe to present the potential these materials have, not only in developing and characterising novel materials but also the devices which can be fabricated from them. Topics featured in the book include Raman characterisation, industrial polymer materials, actuators and sensors and polymer reinforcement, with chapters prepared by highly-cited authors from across the globe. A valuable handbook for any academic or industrial laboratory, this book will appeal to newcomers to the field and established researchers alike.
Chapter 1, Conducting Polymer-Based Carbon Nanotube Composites: Preparation and Applications; Chapter 2, Actuators and Infrared Sensors Based on Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites; Chapter 3, Photoelectrical Responses of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composites; Chapter 4, Chemical Functionalisation of Carbon Nanotubes for Polymer Reinforcement; Chapter 5, Polymer-Grafted Carbon Nanotubes via Grafting from Approach; Chapter 6, Metallic Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes for Electrically Conductive Materials and Devices; Chapter 7, Characterization of Dispersability of Industrial Nanotube Materials and their Length Distribution Before and After Melt Processing; Chapter 8, Methods for Improving the Integration of Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes in Polymers; Chapter 9, Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Hybrid Materials