| || Defence Applications of Polymer Nanocomposites
Author : Kurahatti, R.V.;Surendranathan, A.O.;Kori, S. A.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:60(5) ; 2010 ; pp 551-563
Subject : 54 Chemistry;355 Defence Sciences;Defence Science Journal
Keywords : Nanocomposites;nanotechnologies;defence applications;smart materials;polymer-based nanocomposites;medical applications;fuel sources
Abstract : The potential opportunities promised by nanotechnology for enabling advances in defence technologies are staggering. Although these opportunities are likely to be realised over a few decades, many advantages are currently being explored, particularly for defence applications. This review provides an insight into the capabilities offered by nanocomposites which include smart materials, harder/lighter platforms, new fuel sources and storage as well as novel medical applications. It discusses polymer-based nanocomposite materials, nanoscale fillers and provides examples of the actual and potential uses of nanocomposite materials in defence with practical examples.