Advances in Materials Science and Applications          
Advances in Materials Science and Applications(AMSA)
Book Title:"Research and Innovation in Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites"
Edited by Dr. Brahim Attaf
ISBN 978-0-9889190-1-3
Hard cover, 136 pages
Publisher: The World Academic Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published online: 30, December 2015
Location of publication: Hong Kong
Language of publication: English

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About the Editor  Brahim Attaf is an independent expert/researcher in the field of composite materials and structures. He obtained his PhD degree from the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK in 1990. He then spent ten years working as a Lecturer/Researcher, followed by three years as responsible of design office and quality assurance for composite manufacturing firms. Since 2003, he has been independently involved in sustainability research actions leading to ecodesign strategy through the integration of environmental and health aspects into composite product lifecycle. His main research interests focus on vibration and stability analyses of composite structures subjected to hygro-thermo-mechanical loading using finite-element approach and experimental investigations. He has published many scientific papers and edited three books.
This book is dedicated to the memory of my former supervisor Professor Len Hollaway, Emeritus Professor of Composite Structures, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, UK. His fructuous advices and successful supervision during my PhD research study (1986-1990) will remain highly appreciated and never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to Professor Hollaway's family.

Summary  This book of nanoscience and nanotechnology provides an overview for researchers, academicians and industrials to learn about scientific and technical advances that will shape the future evolution of composite materials reinforced with carbon nanotubes (CNTs). It involves innovation, addresses new solutions and deals with the integration of CNTs in a variety of high performance applications ranging from engineering and chemistry to medicine and biology. The presented chapters will offer readers an open access to global studies of research and innovation, technology transfer and dissemination of results and will respond effectively to challenges related to this complex and constantly growing subject area.

Introduction  Advances in nanotechnology have led to the development of a new class of composite materials based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). As a result, single and multi-walled CNTs (SWNTs and MWNTs) will play an important role in the design and manufacture of future products provided for use in a variety of high performance applications ranging from engineering to medicine. The main choice criteria of these materials are related to the spectacular characteristics in terms of mechanical, electrical, thermal, chemical and optical properties.…

Preface  In this modern era of astonishing progress and rapid evolution in materials science, fibre-reinforced composite materials…

Book Chapters

Chapter 1
An Eco-Approach to Boost the Sustainability of Carbon Nanotube-Based Composite Products
Brahim Attaf

Chapter 2
On the Interfacial Properties of Carbon Nanotube Based Composites
Roham Rafiee, Mohammad Mahdavi

Chapter 3
Synthesis and Application of Pd-Graphene Nano-Composite
Praveenkumar Upadhyay, Vivek Srivastava

Chapter 4
Carbon Nanotube-Based Composites Synthesized Using Porous Aluminum Oxide
Alla Vorobjova, Vladimir Labunov, Boris Shulitski

Chapter 5
Development of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Aluminum Matrix Composite Brake Drum for Automotive Applications
Meenakshi Sundaram. U, Mahamani. A

Chapter 6
Spark Plasma Sintering of Zirconia-Toughened Alumina Composites and Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes
Ipek Akin, Gultekin Goller

Chapter 7
Modification of Carbon Nanotubes: Improvement of Physical and Photo-actuating Properties of their Elastomeric Composites
Miroslav Mrlík, Markéta Ilčíková, Jaroslav Mosnáček, Vladimír Pavlínek

Chapter 8
Characterization and Properties of Carbon Nanotubes
Sanjeev Kumar, Sapna Jain, Bhawna Yadav Lamba, Pankaj Kumar