LANCASTER, PA - DEStech Publications Inc., Lancaster, PA, has published a 343-page technical book by Steven Abbott and Nigel Holmes that explains the science, chemistry and fabrication of nanocoatings and the critical connections among them. The book, titled “Nanocoatings: Principles and Practice, From Research to Production,” offers the theory to develop new coatings and the quantitative tools to understand which formulations are promising and which are not. The book is aimed towards the entire coatings development team, from theorist to lab researcher to formulator.
As a scientific guide for designing coatings to which nanoparticles are added, the text shows how to create, test and certify a nanocoating with the correct functional properties. Information in this volume will allow specialists to identify nanocoating formulations with commercial potential. Nanoparticles discussed include metal oxides, quantum dots, CNTs, graphene, nanoclays, photoconductors and more.
The book offers numerous formulas for calculations in synthesizing, testing and applying nanocoatings. All such formulas can be readily activated with inputs/outputs in everyday units using a series of spreadsheets provided by the authors. Formulas include interparticle distance, Rayleigh and Mie scattering, percolation, clay barriers, microemulsions, HSP solvent blends, modules from bending, DLVO theory, pinholes and fibers, grinding energy, nanoindentation, Stefan equation for embossing, and more.
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