Comprehensive Review on Silicon-enhanced Green Nanocomposites Towards Sustainable Development
The demand for the development of high-performance and eco-friendly nanocomposites is soaring up. This is because of their desired mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetic, catalytic, and optical properties and their ecofriendly development. The diversity of nanocomposites has introduced them to a wide variety of applications such as drug delivery, biosensors, bone regeneration, solar cells, super capacitors, fuel cells, automobiles etc. The nanocomposites are deemed competing materials for the sustainable development, this is because of their ecofriendly behavior and value addition. This manuscript reviews the status of the silicon enhanced nanocomposites, various classes of nanocomposites such as ceramic based matrix nanocomposites, metal-based matrix nanocomposites, Polymer based matrix nanocomposites, etc. advanced green polymer-based nanocomposites and sustainable nanofillers for nanocomposites. The applications of nanocomposites in various sectors such as energy, automobiles, packaging, biomedical, environment and safety have been critically reviewed.