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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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Illinois ABE 446 Lecture 3: Quantum Dots and Polymers
11 Feb 2010 | | Contributor(s):: Kaustubh Bhalerao
David Charles Martin
Design of Optoelectronically-active Polymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
08 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...
Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union
29 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...
Franklin Jaramillo Isaza
Functionalized Nanomaterials at the Interface of Biology and Technology
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24 Apr 2008 | | Contributor(s):: Dean Ho, National Center for Learning & Teaching in Nanosca
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 relevance of these materials as foundations for device fabrication across the spectrum of biology and technology....
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
Ikechukwu Emmanuel Okonkwo
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.
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?
Illinois PHYS 466, Lecture 17: Simulation of Polymers
30 Apr 2009 | | Contributor(s):: David M. Ceperley, Omar N Sobh
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...
Introduction to and Advances in Self-Healing Polymers
14 Jun 2007 | | Contributor(s):: Gerald O. Wilson
The presenter briefly introduces the topic of Self-Healing Polymer research and continues to give a Survey of Ruthenium Metathesis Catalysts for Ring Opening Metathesis Polymerization-Based Self-Healing ApplicationsGerald O. Wilson is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Materials Science...
MD Showcase: Epoxy uniaxial tension
31 Oct 2016 |
Posted by Lorena Alzate-Vargas
Multiscale Modeling of the Mechanical Behavior of Polymer-Based Nanocomposites
25 Mar 2004 |
Polymers filled with nanoscale fillers (carbon nanotubes or nanoparticles) exhibit enhanced properties compared with the neat polymer and with the polymer filled with micron-sized fillers at same volume fraction. Most interestingly, combinations of exceptional properties may be obtained as, for...
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”...
Nanotribology, Nanomechanics and Materials Characterization Studies
08 Jun 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...
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