Thursday, November 20, 2008: 12:30 PM-3:00 PM
Room 103-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Polymers (08a)

#662 - Polymer Thin Films and Interfaces III (08A06)
Polymer thin films are ubiquitous, being found in many fields of work, including biomedicine, microelectronics, optoelectronics, separations, and advanced composites. Yet new discoveries and development are continually being made in polymer thin films, in the areas of synthesis, characterization, structure and morphology, and material properties. This session will highlight experimental, theoretical and computational papers that look at the development, understanding and application of novel synthesis techniques and chemistries for polymer thin films.
Chair:Kenneth Lau
12:30 PMMultifunctional Biomedical Coatings Based on Chemical Vapor Deposition Copolymerization
Yaseen Elkasabi, Mutsumi Yoshida, Himabindu Nandivada, Joerg Lahann
12:50 PMApplications of Thin Films of pH-Responsive Hydrogels Synthesized by Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition
Wyatt E. Tenhaeff, Karen K. Gleason
1:10 PMA Study of Dewetting during Solvent-Assisted Vapor Deposition of Polymer Films
Xichong Chen, Mitchell Anthamatten
1:30 PMInitiated Chemical Vapor Deposition of Polymer Thin Film Hydrogels
Ranjita K. Bose, Kenneth K.S. Lau
1:50 PMFilm Thickness Dependence of Protein Adsorption from Blood Serum and Plasma Onto Poly(sulfobetaine) and Poly(carboxybetaine)-Grafted Surfaces
Wei Yang, Gang Cheng, Shaoyi Jiang
2:10 PMFormulation Efforts to Improve the Performance of Military Coatings
Felicia Levine, John J. La Scala, John A. Escarsega
2:30 PMHydrophobic Coatings Using a Chamberless Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Process
Michael Barankin, Eleazar Gonzalez II, Li Gao, Robert F. Hicks

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