Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 56


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

Chapter One reviews the structure, advantages and disadvantages for a general understanding of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and then focuses on the applications of CNTs in a variety of electronic devices such as lithium-ion batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors and solar cells.  Chapter Two provides a detailed discussion of the main findings of various studies carried out for different combinations of polymer blend films consisting of insulating polymers, and blend films consisting of insulating and conducting polymers. Chapter Three focuses on degradable, biocompatible polymer blend films for microwave absorption. Chapter Four is focused on the basic concept of magnetron sputtering, magnetic configurations and applied power for various applications. The deposition of thin films of metals, metal oxides, metal nitrides and transition metal dichalcogenide materials by magnetron sputtering techniques for various applications is also examined. In Chapter Five, the limitations for the conventional magnetron sputtering plasma are introduced. In Chapter Six,  the effect of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on the crystallization of PLA nanocomposites is investigated. Chapter Seven begins with an overview of conjugated polymers for optoelectronic applications and the purpose of polymer blending. The chapter also addresses various blending strategies like the molecular weight of the non-conjugated polymer, blending approach, degree of crystallization, aggregation and solvation.


Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Application of CNT in Electrical Devices
M. Tohidian¹, S. Jamalpour², M. Salehzadeh², E. Hemmasi¹, Sh. Dadashian Foroushani² and Y. Kavianpour²
¹Department of Polymer Engineering and Color Technology, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
²Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran

Chapter 2. A Comparative Study of Biocompatible Insulating Polymer Blends and Conducting Polymer Blend Films for Applications as Flexible Materials in the Field of Green Electronics
Vaishali Bhavsar
Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, SAL College of Engineering, SAL Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Chapter 3. Degradable, Biocompatible Polymer Blend Films for Microwave Absorption
Vaishali Bhavsar, PhD
Department of Applied Sciences and Humanities, SAL College of Engineering, SAL Education, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Chapter 4. Recent Developments in Thin Film Deposition Using the Magnetron Sputtering Technique
P.Singh, PhD, and G. Gupta, PhD
CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi, India

Chapter 5. Characteristics of Novel Rotational Magnetron Sputtering Plasma Sources with Various Magnet Arrangements for Target Utilization Saving Resources
Y. Ohtsu¹, PhD, M. Amzad Hossain², PhD and J. Schulze³, PhD
¹Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Saga University, Saga, Japan
²Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Jashore University of Science and Technology, Jashore, Bangladesh
³Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Science, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany

Chapter 6. A Comparison Study of Morphology Behaviour of Poly(Lactic Acid) on Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
H. Norazlina, PhD
Faculty of Engineering Technology, University College TATI, Jln Panchor, Teluk Kalong, Kemaman, Terengganu, Malaysia

Chapter 7. Conjugated: Non-Conjugated Polymer Based Blends for Optoelectronic Applications
Sangeetha Ashok Kumar, Jaya Seeli Shankar and Bhuvana K. Periyasamy
Central Institute of Petrochemicals Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Chennai, India