Polymer Thin Films and Interfaces I

Tuesday, October 18, 2011: 8:30 AM
L100 B (Minneapolis Convention Center)

Block copolymer thin films provide the opportunity to design materials ideal for nanoscale applications based on their ability to self-assemble into periodic structures. This session highlights recent experimental, theoretical, and computational developments related to designing, manipulating, characterizing, or utilizing the nanoscale architectures afforded in thin films. Contributions related to the synthesis and assembly of novel functional thin film materials, directed assembly, high-throughput techniques, thermodynamics of thin film processing, and structure-property relationships are encouraged. Applications of the films including, but not limited to, patterning, membranes, biological templates, electronics, and photonics are also welcome.

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties (01a)

Thomas H. Epps
Email: thepps@udel.edu

Christopher R. Iacovella
Email: c.iacovella@vanderbilt.edu

8:55 AM
(253b) Tuning Structure and Properties of Graded Triblock Terpolymer-Based Mesoporous Films
William A. Phillip, Rachel Mika Dorin, Joerg Werner, Eric M.V. Hoek, Ulrich Wiesner and Menachem Elimelech

9:20 AM

9:45 AM

10:10 AM
(253e) Composite Fluorocarbon Membranes by Surface-Initiated Polymerization
Carlos A. Escobar, A. Ridzanoel Zulkifli and G. Kane Jennings

10:35 AM
(253f) Understanding Polymer Properties That Impact Thin Film Behavior
Jessica M. Torres, Christopher M. Stafford and Bryan D. Vogt
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