Table of contents for Nanocomposite science and technology / P.M. Ajayan, L.S. Schadler, P.V. Braun.

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1. Bulk Metal and Ceramics Nanocomposites (Pulickel M. Ajayan). 
 1.1 Introduction. 
 1.2 Ceramic/Metal Nanocomposites. 
 1.2.1 Nanocomposites by Mechanical Alloying. 
 1.2.2 Nanocomposites from SolGel Synthesis. 
 1.2.3 Nanocomposites by Thermal Spray Synthesis. 
 1.3 Metal Matrix Nanocomposites. 
 1.4 Bulk Ceramic Nanocomposites for Desired Mechanical Properties. 
 1.5 Thin-Film Nanocomposites: Multilayer and Granular Films. 
 1.6 Nanocomposites for Hard Coatings. 
 1.7 Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanocomposites. 
 1.8 Functional Low-Dimensional Nanocomposites. 
 1.8.1 Encapsulated Composite Nanosystems. 
 1.8.2 Applications of Nanocomposite Wires. 
 1.8.3 Applications of Nanocomposite Particles. 
 1.9 Inorganic Nanocomposites for Optical Applications. 
 1.10 Inorganic Nanocomposites for Electrical Applications. 
 1.11 Nanoporous Structures and Membranes: Other Nanocomposites. 
 1.12 Nanocomposites for Magnetic Applications. 
 1.12.1 Particle-Dispersed Magnetic Nanocomposites. 
 1.12.2 Magnetic Multilayer Nanocomposites. Microstructure and Thermal Stability of Layered Magnetic Nanocomposites. Media Materials. 
 1.13 Nanocomposite Structures having Miscellaneous Properties. 
 1.14 Concluding Remarks on Metal/Ceramic Nanocomposites. 
 2. Polymer-based and Polymer-filled Nanocomposites (Linda S. Schadler). 
 2.1 Introduction. 
 2.2 Nanoscale Fillers. 
 2.2.1 Nanofiber or Nanotube Fillers. Carbon Nanotubes. Nanotube Processing. Purity. Other Nanotubes. 
 2.2.2 Plate-like Nanofillers. 
 2.2.3 Equi-axed Nanoparticle Fillers. 
 2.3 Inorganic FillerPolymer Interfaces. 
 2.4 Processing of Polymer Nanocomposites. 
 2.4.1 Nanotube/Polymer Composites. 
 2.4.2 Layered FillerPolymer Composite Processing. Polyamide Matrices. Polyimide Matrices. Polypropylene and Polyethylene Matrices. Liquid-Crystal Matrices. Polymethylmethacrylate/Polystyrene Matrices. Epoxy and Polyurethane Matrices. Polyelectrolyte Matrices. Rubber Matrices. Others. 
 2.4.3 Nanoparticle/Polymer Composite Processing. Direct Mixing. Solution Mixing. In-Situ Polymerization. In-Situ Particle Processing Ceramic/Polymer Composites. In-Situ Particle Processing Metal/Polymer Nanocomposites. 
 2.4.4 Modification of Interfaces. Modification of Nanotubes. Modification of Equi-axed Nanoparticles. Small-Molecule Attachment. Polymer Coatings. Inorganic Coatings. 
 2.5 Properties of Composites. 
 2.5.1 Mechanical Properties. Modulus and the Load-Carrying Capability of Nanofillers. Failure Stress and Strain Toughness. Glass Transition and Relaxation Behavior. Abrasion and Wear Resistance. 
 2.5.2 Permeability. 
 2.5.3 Dimensional Stability. 
 2.5.4 Thermal Stability and Flammability. 
 2.5.5 Electrical and Optical Properties. Resistivity, Permittivity, and Breakdown Strength. Optical Clarity. Refractive Index Control. Light-Emitting Devices. Other Optical Activity. 
 2.6 Summary. 
 3. Natural Nanobiocomposites, Biomimetic Nanocomposites, and Biologically Inspired Nanocomposites (Paul V. Braun). 
 3.1 Introduction. 
 3.2 Natural Nanocomposite Materials. 
 3.2.1 Biologically Synthesized Nanoparticles. 
 3.2.2 Biologically Synthesized Nanostructures. 
 3.3 Biologically Derived Synthetic Nanocomposites. 
 3.3.1 Protein-Based Nanostructure Formation. 
 3.3.2 DNA-Templated Nanostructure Formation. 
 3.3.3 Protein Assembly. 
 3.4 Biologically Inspired Nanocomposites. 
 3.4.1 Lyotropic Liquid-Crystal Templating. 
 3.4.2 Liquid-Crystal Templating of Thin Films. 
 3.4.3 Block-Copolymer Templating. 
 3.4.4 Colloidal Templating. 
 3.5 Summary. 
 4. Modeling of Nanocomposites (Catalin Picu and Pawel Keblinski). 
 4.1 Introduction The Need For Modeling. 
 4.2 Current Conceptual Frameworks. 
 4.3 Multiscale Modeling. 
 4.4 Multiphysics Aspects. 
 4.5 Validation. 

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Composite materials, Nanostructured materials, Nanotechnology