Formation and Functionality of Interphase in Polymer Nanocomposites

Peng Cheng Ma, Bin Hao, Jang Kyo Kim

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An interphase is a distinct region between two different phases in composites. Knowledge and understanding of the nature and properties of interphase between the nanofillers and polymer matrix are essential to develop polymer nanocomposites with enhanced properties. This chapter presents fundamental issues on the formation of interphase between carbon-based nanofillers, such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, carbon black, and polymer matrices. Special emphasis is placed on illustrating the role of interphase in governing the mechanical, electrical, thermal and other functional properties of nanocomposites. In view of the progress made so far, some suggestions are made on designing the interphase with specific structures for intended applications of nanocomposites.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationInterface/Interphase in Polymer Nanocomposites
Number of pages36
ISBN (Electronic)9781119185093
ISBN (Print)9781119184911
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • carbon-based nanofillers
  • Interphase
  • multi-functional properties
  • polymer nanocomposites


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