235 Polymer Networks and Gels I

Tuesday, October 30, 2012: 8:30 AM
Butler West (Westin )
This session will cover a broad assortment of topics within polymer science and chemical engineering, with the common theme of polymer networks, gels, and elastomers. Topics pertaining to network/gel/elastomer synthesis, structural characterization, physical properties, crosslinking/curing reactions and kinetics, processing, and other related subjects are appropriate. Presentations can include research in networks and elastomers, model polymer networks, chemical and physical gels, biopolymer networks, interpenetrating networks, and other lightly crosslinked materials. Papers presenting experimental results, simulations, and theoretical/modeling are equally welcome. ***Note to faculty candidates: please include a note to the session chair during submission to alert them to your status*** +++ Note that all submissions will be to part I and will be sorted APS style to improve the cohesiveness of the sessions +++

Thermodynamics and Transport Properties (01a)

Pinar Akcora
Email: pinar.akcora@stevens.edu

Bryan W. Boudouris
Email: boudouris@purdue.edu

9:00 AM
(235b) Carbon Nanotubes As Mechanical Probes of Equilibrium and Non-Equilibrium Biopolymer Networks
Nikta Fakhri, Matteo Pasquali, Frederick C. MacKintosh and Christoph Schmidt

9:20 AM
(235c) Modeling the Response of "Dual-Crosslinked" Functionalized Nanoparticles to Mechanical Deformation
Balaji Iyer, Isaac Salib, Victor. Y. Yashin, German Kolmakov, Krzysztof Matyjaszewski and Anna Balazs

9:40 AM
(235d) Swelling-Induced Folding of Crosslinked Polymer Films
Sachin Velankar, Victoria Lai, Derek Breid, Andrew Flowers and Richard Vaia

10:00 AM
(235e) Polymer Gels for Defense Applications
Randy A. Mrozek, Yelena R. Sliozberg, Jan W. Andzelm, Roza Mahmoodian, Z. Ilke Kalcioglu, Simona Socrate, Krystyn J. Van Vliet and Joseph Lenhart

10:20 AM
(235f) Nanoparticle Gels in the Molecular Limit
Nikola Dudukovic and Charles F. Zukoski

10:40 AM
(235g) Thermoresponsiveness of Integrated Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) Hydrogels with Ultra-Thin Silicon
Prithwish Chatterjee, Yuping Pan, Eric Stevens, Hanqing Jiang and Lenore L. Dai
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