Tags: polymers

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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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  1. The Plastic Waste Crisis and Potential Solutions

    20 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Nien-Hwa Linda Wang

  2. Glass transition temperature notebook

    22 May 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Benjamin P Haley, Lorena Alzate-Vargas

    Calculate the glass transition temperature of an atomistic, amorphous system by running MD simulations in a notebook

  3. Polymer Synthesis and Characterization in the Cloud: a nanoHUB Classroom Experience

    31 Aug 2015 | | 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 methods were studied and applied to relevant materials problems. Students were able to build and...

  4. nuSIMM: nanoHUB user Simulation Interface for Molecular Modeling

    26 May 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Michael Fortunato, Lauren Abbott, Kyle E Hart, coray colina

    Simulated polymerization, equilibration, and characterization of molecular models

  5. IMA 2013 UQ: Bayesian Calibration of Molecular Dynamics Simulations for Composite Materials Properties

    10 Feb 2014 | | 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 construct an analytical approximation (i.e. a surrogate or emulator) of the simulations, treating the input...

  6. Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications

    01 Feb 2013 | | 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. However, large-scale implementation of these modules has been hampered due to their relatively low power...

  7. Illinois 2011 NanoBiophotonics Summer School: Poster Day: Peng Huang

    17 Nov 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Peng Huang, Nadia Jassim

    Local raster scanning of high speed imaging of polymers in atomic force microscopy.

  8. Solar Cells Lecture 5: Organic Photovoltaics

    29 Aug 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Muhammad A. Alam

    Organic solar cells make use of low-cost organic polymers forphotovoltaics. Although these solar cells may appear to be quitedifferent from solar cells made with conventional, inorganicsemiconductors (e.g. they make use of exciton generation rather than electron-hole generation) this...

  9. OPV: Synthesis and Nanostructure Control of All-conjugated Diblock Copolymers for the Application of Organic Electronic Devices

    21 Jan 2011 | | Contributor(s):: Yue Zhang

    This presentation was part of the "Organic Photovoltaics: Experiment andTheory" workshop at the 2010 Users' Meeting of the Molecular Foundry andthe National Center for Electron Microscopy, both DOE-funded ResearchCenters at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  10. OPV: Conjugated Polymer Design and Chemistry for Organic Photovoltaics

    21 Jan 2011 | | 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 DOE-funded Research Centers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

  11. Superficial Science – Polymer Surface Science at Purdue

    25 Aug 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Jeffery Youngblood

    In this presentation, Professor Youngblood describes his current research projects and the theme that ties them together - surface science.

  12. Polymer Modeler

    28 Jun 2010 | | 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

  13. Self-Consistent Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and Hexagonal Arrays as Composite Reinforcements

    05 May 2010 | | 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, (n,m). Properties include effective radius, density, principal Young’s modulus, and specific...

  14. Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 3: Quantum Dots and Polymers

    09 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Kaustubh Bhalerao

  15. Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies

    29 Mar 2009 | | 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 micro/nano components are highly dependent on the surface interactions (few atomic layers). Nanotribological...

  16. Illinois PHYS 466, Lecture 17: Simulation of Polymers

    30 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley, Omar N Sobh

  17. Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union

    27 Mar 2009 | | Contributor(s):: Mark 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, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a...

  18. Illinois MATSE 280 Introduction to Engineering Materials, Lecture 4 : Polymer Structures

    04 Oct 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Duane Douglas Johnson, Omar N Sobh

    Issues to Address...What are the basic Classification? Monomers and chemical groups? Nomenclature? Polymerization methods? Molecular Weight and Degree of Polymerization? Molecular Structures? Crystallinity? Microstructural features?

  19. Self-assembled Monolayer Based Biosensors for Healthcare

    06 Aug 2008 | | 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 recently attracted much interest due to their applications in health care, environmemtal,...

  20. Nanomaterials in Biosensing Using Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors and Metal Particles

    30 Jul 2008 | | 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 solid state and robust pH/ion sensing devices with excellent “voltage vs. ion concentration”...