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Materials 2010, 3(6), 3654-3674; doi:10.3390/ma3063654

Nanocomposites Derived from Polymers and Inorganic Nanoparticles

Interdisciplinary School of Green Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), 100, Banyeon, Ulsan, 689-798, Korea
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Received: 17 May 2010 / Accepted: 3 May 2010 / Published: 14 June 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanocomposites of Polymers and Inorganic Particles)
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Abstract

Polymers are considered to be good hosting matrices for composite materials because they can easily be tailored to yield a variety of bulk physical properties. Moreover, organic polymers generally have long-term stability and good processability. Inorganic nanoparticles possess outstanding optical, catalytic, electronic and magnetic properties, which are significantly different their bulk states. By combining the attractive functionalities of both components, nanocomposites derived from organic polymers and inorganic nanoparticles are expected to display synergistically improved properties. The potential applications of the resultant nanocomposites are various, e.g. automotive, aerospace, opto-electronics, etc. Here, we review recent progress in polymer-based inorganic nanoparticle composites.
Keywords: nanocomposites; polymers; inorganic nanoparticles nanocomposites; polymers; inorganic nanoparticles
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Jeon, I.-Y.; Baek, J.-B. Nanocomposites Derived from Polymers and Inorganic Nanoparticles. Materials 2010, 3, 3654-3674.

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