Thursday, November 20, 2008: 8:30 AM-11:00 AM
Room 105-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (22)

#611 - Nanoscale Structure In Polymers III: Polymer Nanocomposites (22012)
This session invites contributions exploring innovations in 1) synthesis and processing of polymer nanocomposites, (2) theoretical developments improving our understanding of these systems, and (3) new applications of polymer nanocomposites. Polymer nanocomposites may be tailored for properties such as enhanced thermal and mechanical stability, damping characteristics, thermal and electrical conductivity, permeability, biodegradability and fire retardance, to name just a few. In addition to the multifunctional nature of these materials, adaptive / smart nanocomposites which respond to external stimuli in a controlled, reproducible manner represent an interesting new emerging technology. The behavior of a polymer nanocomposite is dictated by the characteristics of the interfaces present in these materials, the properties of the constituent phases, and their three dimensional orientation, dispersion and distribution on multiple length scales. Papers investigating new materials with novel characteristics, chemical and physical manipulation of nanoparticles leading to new nanocomposites, developments in processing methods and fundamental structure-properties relations allowing for better understanding of these relevant hybrid materials are all welcomed.
Chair:Mitra Yoonessi
CoChair:Daniel Schmidt
8:30 AMSupercritical Carbon Dioxide Processing of Nano-Clays and Polymer/clay Nanocomposites
Mihai Manitiu, Robert Bellair, Steven E. Horsch, Esin Gulari, Rangaramanujam M. Kannan
8:51 AMExponential Growth of Lbl Films with Incorporated Inorganic Sheets
Paul Podsiadlo, Marc Michel, Jungwoo Lee, Eric Verploegen, Nadine Wong Shi Kam, Jaebeom Lee, Vincent Ball, Ying Qi, Anastasios J. Hart, Paula T. Hammond, Nicholas Kotov
9:12 AMInfluence of the Functional Group, Type of Filler and Processing on the Mechanical Properties of Swcnt/nylon and Graphene Sheet/nylon Composites
Arun K. Kota, Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Arnab Mukherjee, Jayanta Chattopadhyay, W. Edward Billups, Karen I. Winey
9:33 AMDeconvoluting Nanofiller Reinforcement and Polymer Morphology Via Model Polymer Nanocomposites
Gowri Dorairaju, Saurabh Toshniwal, Kunal Tulsyan, Daniel F. Schmidt, Emmanuelle Reynaud
9:54 AMInfluence of Nanoparticle Filler on the Dynamic Relaxation Characteristics of Polymer Nanocomposites
Anthony C. Comer, Victor A. Kusuma, Benny D. Freeman, Douglass S. Kalika
10:15 AMNanoparticle Incorporation and Aggregation In Block Copolymer Worm-Like Micelles
David A. Christian, Karthikan Rajagopal, Goundla Srinivas, Michael L. Klein, Dennis E. Discher

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