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A polymer is a large molecule (macromolecule) composed of repeating structural units typically connected by covalent chemical bonds. Whereas the term polymer is sometimes taken to refer to plastics, it actually encompasses a large class of natural and synthetic materials with a wide variety of properties.
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Polymer Synthesis and Characterization in the Cloud: a nanoHUB Classroom Experience
22 Jan 2016 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Coray Colina
In this talk, I’ll share the experience of teaching a junior undergraduate computational course in materials science and engineering, with over 70 participants. Both molecular and continuum...
nuSIMM: nanoHUB user Simulation Interface for Molecular Modeling
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18 Jun 2015 | Tools | Contributor(s): Michael Fortunato, Lauren Abbott, Kyle E Hart, coray colina
Simulated polymerization, equilibration, and characterization of molecular models
IMA 2013 UQ: Bayesian Calibration of Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Composite Materials Properties
28 May 2014 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Paul N. Patrone
In this talk, I discuss ongoing research whose goal is to determine, via Bayesian inference, an ensemble of inputs that represents a class of commercially important amine-cured epoxies. We...
Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
08 Feb 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bryan W. Boudouris
Organic photovoltaic (OPV) devices are of great interest due to their promise of providing flexible, lightweight, and inexpensive alternatives to their currently-used inorganic counterparts....
Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day: Peng Huang
29 Nov 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peng Huang, Nadia Jassim
Local raster scanning of high speed imaging of polymers in atomic force microscopy.
Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics
29 Aug 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad A. Alam
Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers for
photovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quite
different from solar cells made with conventional,...
OPV: Synthesis and Nanostructure Control of All-conjugated Diblock Copolymers for the Application of Organic Electronic Devices
31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Yue Zhang
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and
Theory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and
the National Center for Electron Microscopy,...
OPV: Conjugated Polymer Design and Chemistry for Organic Photovoltaics
31 Jan 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Claire H Woo
This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment and Theory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry and the National Center for Electron Microscopy, both...
Superficial Science – Polymer Surface Science at Purdue
26 Aug 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffery Youngblood
In this presentation, Professor Youngblood describes his current research projects and the theme that ties them together - surface science.
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25 Aug 2010 | Tools | Contributor(s): Benjamin P Haley, Nate Wilson, Chunyu Li, Andrea Arguelles, Eugenio Jaramillo, Alejandro Strachan
Build thermoplastic polymer chains and run LAMMPS to relax the chains and study mechanical properties
Self-Consistent Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Hexagonal Arrays as Composite Reinforcements
05 May 2010 | Papers | Contributor(s): R. Byron Pipes
A self-consistent set of relationships is developed for the physical properties of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCN) and their hexagonal arrays as a function of the chiral vector integer pair,...
Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 3: Quantum Dots and Polymers
11 Feb 2010 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaustubh Bhalerao
Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies
08 Jun 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Bharat Bhushan
Fundamental nanotribological studies provide insight to molecular origins of interfacial phenomena including adhesion, friction, wear and lubrication.
Friction and wear of lightly loaded...
Illinois PHYS 466, Lecture 17: Simulation of Polymers
30 Apr 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): David M. Ceperley, Omar N Sobh
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner
Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation,...
Illinois MATSE 280 Introduction to Engineering Materials, Lecture 4 : Polymer Structures
06 Oct 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Duane Douglas Johnson, Omar N Sobh
Issues to Address...
What are the basic
Monomers and chemical groups?
Self-assembled Monolayer Based Biosensors for Healthcare
06 Aug 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): B. D. Malhotra
There is increased demand both in developed and the developing countries for ready availability of biosensors [1-5]. In this context, self-assembled monolayer (Scheme I) based biosensors have...
Nanomaterials in Biosensing Using Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors and Metal Particles
30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nalam Madhusudhana Rao
The multifunctionality, multilayerable architechture and size of nanomaterials offer tremendous opportunities in developing sensing platforms. Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors (ISFET) are...
Strategies for Preparation and Manufacture of Polymer-based Nanoparticulate Formulations
21 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen R. Byrn
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Several polymer-based formulations containing nanoparticles are in late phase development or on the market. In fact, polymer...
Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology
24 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Dean Ho, NCLT administator
Nanomaterials, such as block copolymeric membranes and nanodiamonds, can be engineered for
a broad range of applications in energy and medicine. This presentation will highlight the