Wednesday, November 15, 2006: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Yerba Buena Ballroom 1 (Marriott San Francisco)
#411 - Structure and Properties of Polymers II: Networks and Gels (08A14)
This session will cover a broad assortment of topics within polymer science and chemical engineering, with the common theme of polymer networks, gels, and elastomers. Topics pertaining to network/gel/elastomer synthesis, structural characterization, physical properties, crosslinking/curing reactions and kinetics, processing, and other related subjects are appropriate. Presentations can include research in elastomers, model polymer networks, chemical and physical gels, biopolymer networks, interpenetrating networks, and other lightly crosslinked materials. Papers presenting experimental results, simulations, and theoretical/modeling are equally welcome.
Chair:Ronald C. Hedden
CoChair:Zhong-Ren Chen
12:30 PMImpact of Solvent on the Mechanical and Adhesive Properties of Solvent Swollen Polymer Gels
Joseph L. Lenhart, Phillip J. Cole
12:50 PMStructure and Dynamics of Self-Assembled Liquid Crystalline Gels
Rafael Verduzco, Neal Scruggs, Julia A. Kornfield
1:10 PMEnhanced Mechanical Properties of Multimodal Polydimethylsiloxane Networks
Geoffrey D. Genesky, Claude Cohen, T. Michael Duncan
1:30 PMMechanical Properties of Highly Cross-Linked Network Polymers
Chandrashekar Shankar, John Kieffer
1:50 PMPeptide-Modified Responsive Networks with Built-in Logic
Peng Tian, Laurence Newman, Ryan G. Toomey
2:10 PMPhotoinduced Stress Relaxation and Actuation in Crosslinked Polymers
Christopher N. Bowman, Timothy F. Scott, Rocky B. Draughon
2:30 PMPhotoresponsive , Amphiphilic Copolymers of Azobenzene and N,N-Dimethylacrylamide
Smeet Deshmukh, Lev Bromberg, Kenneth A. Smith, T. Alan Hatton

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