Smart Polymer Nanocomposites

Energy Harvesting, Self-Healing and Shape Memory Applications

  • Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
  • John-John Cabibihan
  • Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed

Part of the Springer Series on Polymer and Composite Materials book series (SSPCM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Saquib Ahmed, Sankha Banerjee, Udhay Sundar, Hector Ruiz, Sanjeev Kumar, Ajith Weerasinghe
    Pages 1-42
  3. Aravind Kumar, Shaikh Faruque Ali, A. Arockiarajan
    Pages 43-75
  4. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Mariem Mohamed Chamakh, Kalim Deshmukh, M. Basheer Ahamed, Alper Erturk, Pradeep Sharma et al.
    Pages 77-93
  5. Zubair Ahmad, Muhammad Awais, Mansoor Ani Najeeb, R. A. Shakoor, Farid Touati
    Pages 95-118
  6. Santwana Pati, Bhanu Pratap Singh, S. R. Dhakate
    Pages 119-152
  7. Venkatavijayan Subramanian, Dharmesh Varade
    Pages 153-180
  8. Ramna Tripathi, Pratibha Sharma, Avneet Saini, Gaurav Verma
    Pages 219-242
  9. Yongjing Wang, Duc Truong Pham, Chunqian Ji
    Pages 243-279
  10. M. Imran Khan, M. M. Zagho, R. A. Shakoor
    Pages 281-301
  11. Loredana Santo, Fabrizio Quadrini
    Pages 303-320
  12. Deepalekshmi Ponnamma, Yara Mohamed Hany El-Gawady, Mariappan Rajan, Solleti Goutham, Kalagadda Venkateswara Rao, Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed
    Pages 321-343
  13. Bananakere Nanjegowda Chandrashekar, A. S. Smitha, K. Jagadish, Namratha, S. Srikantaswamy, B. E. Kumara Swamy et al.
    Pages 345-376
  14. Deepu Thomas, John-John Cabibihan, Sasi Kumar, S. K. Khadheer Pasha, Dipankar Mandal, Meena Laad et al.
    Pages 377-397

About this book


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. 


Self-healing materials Shape memory materials Smart materials Energy harvesting Elastomer composites Thermoplastic composites Crystalline polymers Polyurethane P3HT Polymer nanocomposites Conducting polymers Biodegradable nanocomposites

Editors and affiliations

  • Deepalekshmi Ponnamma
    • 1
  • Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
    • 2
  • John-John Cabibihan
    • 3
  • Mariam Al-Ali Al-Maadeed
    • 4
  1. 1.Qatar UniversityDohaQatar
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical and Industrial EngineeringQatar UniversityDohaQatar
  4. 4.Center for Advanced MaterialsQatar UniversityDohaQatar

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