Liquid crystalline polymer-based bio-nanocomposites for spectroscopic applications

Alaa A.a. Aljabali, Kaushik Pal, Murtaza M. Tambuwala, Kamal Dua

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Abstract

Liquid-crystalline elastomers (LCEs) are the focus of many research studies, owing to this interest to their reversible and controllable shape deformities in the environment of soft robotics and artificial muscles. Their high ability to be used. This chapter focuses on recent studies of LCE-based polymers and nanomaterials with different chemistry and morphology to instill new physical characteristics into LCE. The characteristics of an inorganic or organic nanomaterial or mineral at nanoscale depend on their components, such as natural biopolymers and synthetic, biologically-degraded polymers. Research papers and reviews are currently discussing the value of bio-based and synthetic polymers and their difficulty concerning coating surface applications. For every novel synthetic bio-driven material, properties and applications vary, and several such materials were manufactured in recent years. A new collection of advanced materials is classified as bionanocomposites. The Polymer matrix in these materials is known to be the biological base, whether natural or synthetic polymers or biomolecules, while nano-scale products are considered to be added-value materials. The electrical, chemical, and mechanical characteristics of composite materials are more significant than the components they represent.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites
PublisherElsevier
Pages141-162
ISBN (Print)9780128221280
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2022

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