Tuesday, November 14, 2006: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Yerba Buena Ballroom 1 (Marriott San Francisco)
#251 - Polymer Thermodynamics II (08A04)
This session focuses on thermodynamic phenomena of polymer systems such as solutions, blends, block and random copolymers, polymers with complex architectures, networks, gels, charged polymers, etc. Experimental, theoretical, and molecular-based simulation contributions are considered.
Chair:Erin Jablonski
CoChair:Amadeu K. Sum
12:30 PMInfluence of Long Molecule Architecture on the Morphology and Properties of Oriented Polyethylene Films
Raj K. Krishnaswamy
12:49 PMManipulating Structures of Block Copolymers with Functionalized Layered Silicates
Liang Xu, Ashoutosh Panday, Devon A. Shipp, S. P. Gido, Ramanan Krishnamoorti
1:08 PMSolution Behavior of Stereoregular Polyelectrolyte
Honglei Zhang, Robin Curtis, Leo Lue
1:27 PMA Comparison of Direct and Indirect Methods for Calculation of Polymer Solubility Parameters from Molecular Simulations
David Rigby
1:46 PMSynthesis of Amphiphilic Copolymers and Assessment of Their Critical Aggregation Concentrations Via Fluorescence Techniques: Styrene/Acrylic Acid Diblock, Random and Gradient Copolymers
Jungki Kim, Christopher Wong, John M. Torkelson
2:05 PMThe Importance of Quenched Randomness of Stereochemical Sequences in Atactic Vinyl Polymers and Implications for Coarse-Graining
Numan Waheed, Wayne L. Mattice
2:24 PMKinetics of Pressure-Induced Phase Separation in Polystyrene-Acetone Solutions at High Pressures. Binodal and Spinodal Envelopes
Jian Fang, Erdogan Kiran
2:42 PMMolecular Simulation of the Influence of Nanoparticles on the Bicontinuous Phases of Diblock Copolymer Melts
Francisco Martínez-Veracoechea, Fernando A. Escobedo

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