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18. May 2019

Elastomer-Based Composite Materials: Mechanical, Dynamic and Microwave Properties, and Engineering Applications

Nikolay Dishovsky, Mihail Mihaylov, 1st ed., Apple Academic Press, Oakville, ON, Canada, 2018, 486 p., hardcover, ISBN 978-1-77188620-8, GBP 104.80

The book Elastomer-Based Composite Materials provides an informative examination of the possibilities for broadening the engineering applications of elastomer composites through using various types of hybrid fillers, ferrites, and ceramics, and also examines their synthesis and characterisation. It discusses new hybrid fillers that have been synthesised by different techniques, e.g. impregnation of different substrates (carbon black, conductive carbon black, activated carbons, etc.) with silica or magnetite. The effect of those fillers upon the curing properties, mechanical and dynamic parameters, electrical conductivity, and dielectric and microwave characteristics of elastomer-based composites is discussed in detail.

The book also covers the influence of various types of ceramics and barium and strontium hexaferrites upon the aforementioned properties of rubber composites in conjunction with a view toward solutions for environmental problems caused by waste tires. The book shows that pyrolysis-cum-water vapour is a suitable and environmentally friendly method for the conversion of the waste green tyres into useful carbon-silica hybrid fillers. The properties of elastomer-based composites comprising different types of nanostructures (fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets), modified activated carbons, and calcined kaolin are also discussed. Special attention is paid to composites with lower levels of zinc oxide.


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