Synopses & Reviews
Polymer-Based Smart Composites for Optoelectronic and Energy Applications explains how polymer-based smart composites and nanocomposites may be prepared and utilized for novel optical, sensor, and energy-related applications.
The book begins with an introductory section covering the fundamentals of smart polymer composites, including structure-property relationships and conjugated polymers. The second part of the book examines optical applications, including the use of polymer-based smart composites for luminescent solar concentrators, electro-chromic applications, light conversion applications, ultraviolet shielding applications, and LED encapsulation applications. The third part focuses on sensor applications, including gas-sensing, strain sensing, robotics, and tactile sensors. Finally, the fourth part of the book turns to energy-related applications, covering energy harvesting, conversion, and storage, vibrational energy harvesting and structural health monitoring, solar energy harvesting, and thermo-electric applications.
This is an essential guide for researchers, scientists, and advanced students, in smart polymers and materials, polymer science, composites and nanocomposites, electronics, and materials science. It is also a valuable book for scientists, R&D professionals, and engineers, working with products that could utilize smart polymer composites.
- Provides thorough coverage of the latest pioneering research in the field of polymer-based smart composites
- Offers an applications-oriented approach, enabling the reader to understand state-of-the-art optical, sensor, and energy applications
- Includes an in-depth introductory section, covering important aspects such as structure-property relationships and the role of conjugated polymers