In thermal, photon, and electron-beam synthesis of polymer nanocomposites

Luana Persano, Andrea Camposeo, Anna.Maria Laera, Francesca Di Benedetto, Vincenzo Resta, Leander Tapfer, Dario Pisignano

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This chapter provides introductory background information and state-of-the-art progress in the field of nanocomposite materials, films, and patterns realized by the exploitation of in situ methodologies based on thermal, photon, and electron-beam-assisted synthesis. It introduces the most widely used precursor molecules and processes accounting for precursor decomposition and nanoparticles (NPs) nucleation, mainly during thermal-assisted experiments. Several pathways can be used to induce NPs nucleation inside a polymer matrix, such as chemical reduction, photoreduction, or thermal decomposition. One of the most extensively used energy source for the in situ synthesis of NPs is the heat. An overview on the most extensive techniques used for the nanocomposite microstructural characterization (X-ray diffraction (XRD), and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)) and optical spectroscopy is reported. The chapter defines the most promising in situ synthesis and patterning methods also in combined approaches, based on photon- and electron-beam-assisted procedures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSynthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites
ISBN (Electronic)9783527670307
ISBN (Print)9783527334551
Publication statusPublished - 5 Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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Persano, L., Camposeo, A., Laera, A. M., Di Benedetto, F., Resta, V., Tapfer, L., & Pisignano, D. (2014). In thermal, photon, and electron-beam synthesis of polymer nanocomposites. In Synthesis Techniques for Polymer Nanocomposites wiley.