Monday, November 17, 2008: 3:15 PM-5:45 PM
Room 105-B (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Polymers (08a)

#165 - Nanoscale Structure in Polymers III (08A15)
Nanoscale structure in Polymers III This session invites contributions exploring innovations in 1) synthesis, fabrication and processing of polymer nanocomposites, (2) theoretical developments leading to the understanding of the observed phenomena, and (3) new applications of polymer nanocomposites. It is known that nanocomposites represent a class of functional materials which can be tailored for properties such as enhanced thermal and mechanical stability, electrical conductivity, transport, and damping properties. Actuators, adaptive and smart materials which respond to external stimuli in a controlled, reproducible manner are new emerging technology. The final properties of nanocomposites are dictated by inherent properties of constituents, interfacial characteristics and dynamics of interfaces, and three dimensional orientation of the nanophase in multiple length scales. This session invites papers investigating novel phenomena, new materials and theories contributing to the exciting forefront technologies in the area of nanocomposites.
Chair:Mitchell Anthamatten
CoSponsor(s):Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (22)
3:15 PMCovalent Molecular Assembly of Conducting Polymers on Silicon
Sundaramurthy Jayaraman, MP Srinivasan
3:40 PMNovel Nanocomposites Made from Polymer and as-Received, Unmodified Graphite: Effects of Graphite Level and Dispersion on Mechanical and Electrical Properties, Crystallization, and Thermal Stability
Katsuyuki Wakabayashi, Philip Brunner, Cynthia Pierre, Sheldon Hewlett, John M. Torkelson
4:05 PMSynthesis and Characterization of Cubic Co3O4 Nanocomposites
Dwayne Vickers, Tamara Floyd-Smith, Lynden Archer
4:30 PMFunctionalization Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube and Its Bismaleimide Composites of Properties
Changwen Song, Hongxia Yan, Yi Zhang, Yusheng Tang
4:55 PMEffect of Nanoclays on the Network Formation and Phase Separation in Epoxy/thermoplastic Hybrid Nanocomposites
Juan A. Martínez-Sánchez, Fabiola Sánchez-Cervantes, Rocio Ortega-Pérez, Wendy P. Mas-Ku, Alejandro Gonzalez-Alvarez, Martin Arellano
5:20 PMPreparation of SiO2/CE/BMI Composite Using Microwave Curing
Jingfei Zhao, Hongxia Yan, Hao Wu, Rongchang Ning

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