Handbook of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials
and Nanocomposites


Edited by
Hari Singh Nalwa
Formerly of Hitachi Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., JAPAN

    May 2003
ca. 810 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 1-58883-011-X

Handbook of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials and Nanocomposites is a major reference work that provides coverage on various emerging aspects of organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanocomposites. These two-volume cover topics on molecular building blocks for preparing hybrid materials and nanocomposites, different synthetic routes allowing multifunctionality with a wide range of composition, sol-gel chemistry, processing and fabrication into ultrathin films, fibers, xerogels, spectroscopic characterization, mechanical, thermal, electronic, optical, catalytic and biological properties, polymer/metal interfaces, and their potential commercial applications. The handbook contains about 20 state-of-the-art chapters written by over 40 international experts from 11 countries. The handbook has been divided into two thematic volumes:


Volume 1. Hybrid Materials
Volume 2. Nanocomposites

  • Building Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Materials using Silsesquioxanes, Douglas A. Loy
    and Kamyar Rahimian, USA
  • Silica-Organic Hybrid Materials, Sebastian Polarz, Germany
  • Crosslinked Heteropolysiloxanes as Inorganic-Organic Polymers, Karl-Heinz Haas, Germany
  • Ring Opening Polymerization of Poly(siloxane) Materials, C. J. Embery, S. J. Clarke,
    and Jani G. Matisons, Australia
  • The Multiple Role of Silicon in Dendritic Chemistry, Daniel Neumann and Jani G. Matisons, Australia
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials from Sonogels, Nicolas de la Rosa-Fox, Manuel Pinero, and Luis Esquivias, Spain
  • Molecular Tectonics in Sol-Gel Chemistry, Marc Henry, France
  • Optical Properties of Funcionalized Sol-Gel Derived Hybrid Materials, P. Prosposito
    and Mauro Casalboni, Italy
  • Light Emission From Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Materials Lacking Activator Centers, L.D. Carlos,
    R.A. Sá Ferreira and V. de Zea Bermudez, Portugal
  • Design and Development of Functional Biocompatible Hybrid Materials for Medical Applications,
    Masao Tanihara, Toshiki Miyazaki, Shin-ichi Ogata and Chikara Ohtsuki, Japan
  • Processing and Properties of Non-layerd Nanoparticle Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites,
    Ming Qiu Zhang, Ming Zhi Rong and Klaus Friedrich, Germany
  • Relationships between Microstructural Aspects and Mechanical Properties in Polymer based Nanocomposites, L. Chazeau, C. Gauthier, G. Vigier, J. Y. Cavaillé, France
  • Superhard Nanocomposite Coatings, Gregory M. Demyashev, Alexander L. Taube,
    and Elias Siores, Australia
  • Carbon Nanotube-Based Nanocomposites, H. C. Zeng, Singapore
  • Conducting Polymer Nanocomposites, Rupali Gangopadhyay and Amitabha De, India
  • Luminescence and Photovoltaic Effects in Polymer-Based Nanocomposites, L. Bakueva, S. Musikhin,
    E. H. Sargent, H. Ruda, and A. Shik, Canada
  • Nano/Microstructure in Metal Oxides Prepared by MeV ions, Lasers and Synchroton Radiation,
    Koichi Awazu
  • Magnetic Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Materials: Synthesis, Structure and Properties, Pierre Rabu
    and Marc Drillion, France
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid >From Ionomer, Yan Gao and Namita Roy Chaudhury, Australia
  • Most up-to-date reference work summarizing pioneering research on organic-inorganic hybrid materials and nanocomposites.
  • A unique source of in-depth knowledge of many aspects of synthesis, character.
  • Contains 19 state-of-the-art chapters written by over 40 international experts from 11 countries.
  • Over 5,000 bibliographic citations and thousands of illustrations, figures, tables, chemical structures and equations.
  • An essential resource for scientists, researchers, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, college and university professors working in the field of organic-inorganic hybrid materials, nanocomposites, organic synthetic chemistry, materials science, sol-gel chemistry, silicon chemistry, ceramic engineering, solid-state physics, electronic and optical engineering, biomedical engineering, supramolecular chemistry, polymer science and engineering, nanotechnology, etc.

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