Tuesday, November 14, 2006: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Yerba Buena Ballroom 2 (Marriott San Francisco)
#252 - Polymer Thin Films and Interfaces II (01A01)
This session is dedicated to investigations of the chemistry, structure, morphology, and properties of polymeric materials in interfacial regions. It is well understood that the interfacial properties of a material can be significantly different than the bulk properties. Understanding these interfacial regions is becoming increasingly important as the trend towards miniaturization and integration continues, leading to devices with an increasing number of interfaces and complex material formulations. Device performance is often dictated by the interfacial properties of a material. Examples include organic electronics which rely on a well organized dielectric layers, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) which rely on a thin lubricant layer to prevent adhesion, integrated circuits which rely on well controlled patterning of organic films, or biological systems which rely on interfacial regions to govern transport of critical molecules. Theoretical, computational, and experimental papers are welcome on polymeric interfacial properties as well as research investigating emerging technologies through the exploitation of polymeric interfacial phenomena.
Chair:Joseph L. Lenhart
CoChair:Walter G. Chapman
12:30 PMPhotoalignment Behavior of Liquid Crystals on Coumarin-Containing Polymer Films
Anita Trajkovska, Chunki Kim, Jason U. Wallace, Shaw H. Chen
12:50 PMDetermination of Interfacial Properties of Polydimethylsiloxane-Water Systems Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Ahmed E. Ismail, Gary S. Grest, David R. Heine, Mark J. Stevens, Mesfin Tsige
1:10 PMDensity Functional Theory for Polyelectrolyte Brushes
Tao Jiang, Zhidong Li, Jianzhong Wu
1:30 PMBreak
1:40 PMIntegrating Plasma Surface Initiation with "Living" Nitroxide-Mediated Polymerization: Novel Approach to Graft Polymerization
Gregory T. Lewis, Yoram Cohen
2:00 PMNew Photodefinable Dielectric Polymer Thin Film Materials for Microelectronics and Optoelectronics Based on Novel Hexafluoralcohol Substituted Monomers
Michael Romeo, Clifford L. Henderson
2:20 PMCorrelation of Polymeric Surfactant Film Surface Characteristics to Nanotribological Performance
Jonathan W. Bender, Junhong Jia
2:40 PMNanoscale Relaxation, Transition and Structure Properties of Organic Thin Film Electronic Materials
Tomoko Gray, Rene M. Overney

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