Chapter 2: Nanocomposites: Introduction, Synthesis and Applications
Published:09 May 2022
Nanomaterials (NMs) have garnered considerable attention as a result of their superior chemical and physical characteristics in comparison to corresponding micro-scale materials. The increased surface-to-volume ratio achieved by minimizing the size to nanoscale explains this improved characteristic. Nanomaterials can be used to reinforce a base matrix, resulting in a special category of substances called nanocomposites having improved characteristics. Because of their improved qualities, they're employed in a variety of fields, from biomedical purposes to food packaging. This chapter covers the basics of nanocomposites containing polymer, ceramic and metal-based matrices, as well as their production and applications.