TY - CHAP A1 - Tsuyohiko Fujigaya A2 - Naotoshi Nakashima ED1 - Siva Yellampalli Y1 - 2011-08-17 PY - 2011 T1 - Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as a Molecular Heater for Thermoresponsive Polymer Gel Composite N2 - Polymer nanocomposites are a class of material with a great deal of promise for potential applications in various industries ranging from construction to aerospace. The main difference between polymeric nanocomposites and conventional composites is the filler that is being used for reinforcement. In the nanocomposites the reinforcement is on the order of nanometer that leads to a very different final macroscopic property. Due to this unique feature polymeric nanocomposites have been studied exclusively in the last decade using various nanofillers such as minerals, sheets or fibers. This books focuses on the preparation and property analysis of polymer nanocomposites with CNTs (fibers) as nano fillers. The book has been divided into three sections. The first section deals with fabrication and property analysis of new carbon nanotube structures. The second section deals with preparation and characterization of polymer composites with CNTs followed by the various applications of polymers with CNTs in the third section. BT - Carbon Nanotubes SP - Ch. 19 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/17385 DO - 10.5772/17385 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-29 ER -