This book presents, through nine chapters, the functional and physical properties of polymer-based nanocomposites. Much of the material is drawn from research papers from the last two decades.
 
The authors have attempted to make the book as user-friendly as possible. A detailed table of contents, a uniform system of designating the subdivision of material in each chapter, and an extensive index all help readers locate topics of interest. There is a broad variety of fundamental issues, such as processing, dispersion of nanoparticles in a matrix, as well as applications like biodegradability, biosensing and gas/water barrier materials, that provide concrete illustrations of the methods developed in this book.
  
Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France.

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