32 Thermodynamics of Polymers

Sunday, November 16, 2014: 3:30 PM
A703 (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
This session invites contributions associated with the thermodynamics of polymeric systems such as solutions, blends, block and random copolymers, networks, gels, polyelectrolyte solutions, and ionomers. We accept experimental, theoretical, and simulation-based explorations in any area related to the thermodynamics and phase equilibria of polymers. ***Note to faculty candidates: please include a note to the session chair during submission to alert them to your status***


Bryan W. Boudouris
Email: boudouris@purdue.edu

David S. Simmons
Email: dsimmon@uakron.edu

3:30 PM
(32a) Invited Talk: Phase Behavior of Model Tapered Diblock Copolymers
Jonathan R. Brown, Scott W. Sides, Youngmi Seo and Lisa M. Hall

4:00 PM
(32b) Charge-Based Control of Polyelectrolyte Block Copolymers
Charles Sing, Jos Zwanikken and Monica Olvera de la Cruz

4:15 PM
(32c) Free Energy of Defects in Aligned Block Copolymer Systems Via Thermodynamic Integration of a Coarse Grained Block-Copolymer Model
Andrew J. Peters, Richard A. Lawson, Benjamin Nation, Peter J. Ludovice and Clifford L. Henderson

4:45 PM
(32e) Flory-Huggins Parameter χ, from Binary Mixtures of Lennard-Jones Particles to Block Copolymer Melts
Alexandros Chremos, Arash Nikoubashman and Athanassios Z. Panagiotopoulos

5:00 PM
(32f) Solvent Determination in Annealing of High-X Block Copolymer PS-b-Phost
Caleb Breaux, Richard A. Lawson, Peter Ludovice and Clifford L. Henderson

5:15 PM
(32g) Relaxational Behavior of Glassy Polymers: Experimental Sorption and Nonequilibrium Thermodynamic Model
Matteo Minelli, Nikola Gushterov, Ferruccio Doghieri and Gabriele Sadowski

5:30 PM
(32h) Vapor-Liquid Equilibria of VOC-Loaded Shape-Memory Natural Rubber
Nikola Gushterov, Ferruccio Doghieri and Gabriele Sadowski

5:45 PM
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