Monday, November 17, 2008: 3:15 PM-5:45 PM
Room 202-A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)

Composites (08f)

#142 - Composites III (08F09)
The challenge to create composite and nanocomposites with defined and reproducible properties is the limitation of our understanding and control of the continuous phase and the discontinuous phase properties in the nanoscale regime, interfacial characteristics (chemical interactions with matrix, adhesion, and dynamics), and spatial arrangements of the dispersed phase(s) (short range and long range three dimensional arrangements). This session invites exciting and novel exploration is the area of composites and nanocomposite including 1) synthesis and chemistry, 2) mechanics and nanomechanics, 3) transport processes in the nanoscale regime, 4) structure-properties and processing induced structures, and 5) novel processing methods and utilizations. Areas of interest include, but not limited to: polymer nanocomposites responsive to external stimuli (PH, temperature, light and radiations,..), energy applications (fuel cells and batteries,..), shape memory materials, electroactive and artificial muscles, environmental friendly nanostructured materials, drug delivery, functionalized charged particle nanostructured materials, and composite for cancer detection (nanocomposites and nanodevices). This session welcomes leading explorations contributing to the emerging technologies of nanocomposites
Chair:Marisabel Lebron-Colon
CoChair:Xiongtao Yang
3:15 PMInterfacial Shear Strength Studies of Plasma-Treated Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Fibers
Jacqueline H. Yim, Daphne Pappas, Denis Kissounko, Alexander Fridman, Giuseppe R. Palmese
3:35 PMOne-Pot Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Embedded In Siloxane Rubber Matrix
Anubha Goyal, Ashavani Kumar, Shaily Mahendra, Pedro Jose Alvarez, P.M. Ajayan
3:55 PMInfluence of Nanoparticles on the Local Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials
Robert A. Riggleman, Gregory N. Toepperwein, Juan J. de Pablo
4:15 PMPhysical and Chemical Properties of Polymer Impregnated Concrete on the Preparation Conditions
Won-Mook Lee, Chul Woo Lee, Du Hyun Ku, Jung Soon Park, Hun young Park, Priya Nair
4:35 PMLong Glass Fiber Orientation In Thermoplastic Composites Using a Model That Accounts for the Flexibility of the Fibers
Kevin C. Ortman, Gregorio M. Velez, Aaron P. R. Eberle, Don Baird, Peter Wapperom
4:55 PMSingle Walled Carbon Nanotube Fluorescence Modulation In Response to Hydrogel Swelling
Paul W. Barone, René Ortiz, Jingqing Zhang, Michael S. Strano
5:15 PMEffect of Block Copolymer Coated Nanoclay on Polystyrene Foams Under Supercritical Carbon Dioxide
Weibin Zha, Bin Zhu, Jintao Yang, L. James Lee

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