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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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  2. Integrating Machine Learning with a Genetic Algorithm for Materials Exploration

    07 Dec 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph D Kern

    In this talk, we will explore how this algorithm can be used for materials discovery.

  3. Polymer Genetic Algorithm

    05 Nov 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Joseph D Kern

    Generalized genetic algorithm designed for materials discovery.

  4. Debugging Neural Networks

    09 Sep 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Rishi P Gurnani

    The presentation will start with an overview of deep learning theory to motivate the logic in NetDebugger and end with a hands-on NetDebugger tutorial involving PyTorch, RDKit, and polymer data

  5. Debugging Neural Networks

    07 Aug 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Rishi P Gurnani

    Debug common errors in neural networks.

  6. Symposium on Nanomaterials for Energy: Atomic Force Microscopy for Energy Applications - A Review

    05 Feb 2021 | | Contributor(s):: Arvind Raman

    Atomic Force Microscopy is unique in its ability to measure sub -nanonewton forces arising from a variety physical phenomena between a sharp tip and a sample. In this talk we review the most recent applications of atomic force microscopy to explore and characterize quantitatively the properties...

  7. Exploring Surface Energy of Polymers by Contact Angle Estimation

    03 Dec 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Fred Okoh, NNCI Nano

    Students will qualitatively and quantitatively estimate contact angles of polymers and compare their surface energy. They will use a variety of polymer sheets onto which they will place drops of water. After observing the shape of the drop, they will take digital photographs of the drop, print...

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  9. Problem Modeling Polycarbonate

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    Hi I'm trying to model polycarbonate and am having problems once using the MD steps. I've tried using the below Z-matrix but the ring structure doesn't survive the simulation. I then...


  10. Uncertainty Quantification and Scientific Machine Learning for Complex Engineering Systems

    17 Aug 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Guang Lin

    In this talk, I will first present a review of the novel UQ techniques I developed to conduct stochastic simulations for very large-scale complex systems.

  11. Balloon Skewer Relay Race

    29 Jun 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    Do you think you could get a bamboo barbecue skewer through a balloon without popping it?  With a little dish soap and some practice, I bet you could!  Skewering a balloon is a fun and inexpensive way to demonstrate the structure-dependent properties of polymers. Polymers are made...

  12. Towards Advanced Manufacturing of Polymer Enabling Design and Manufacturing of Intelligent Components

    30 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Keng Hsu

    To address the multitude of issues preventing the application of manufacturing processes to the prototyping and fabrication of multi-scale polymer-metal heterogeneous materials, a transformational approach is being developed wherein a set of solid-state polymer and metal processing techniques...

  13. Polímeros de Anillo (Ring Polymers)

    24 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Deb Newberry, NISE Net, Rodfal A. Rodríguez (editor), María T. Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo es una variación de la actividad sobre los polímeros entrecruzados o reticulados y presenta mucho del mismo trasfondo de la estructura y propiedades de los polímeros.  En esta versión se utiliza una forma de poliacrilato de sodio con una...

  14. Polímeros Entrecruzados o Reticulados (Cross-Link Polymer)

    22 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Deb Newberry, Billie Copley, Laura Arndt (editor), jim Marti (editor), Rodfal A. Rodríguez (editor), María T. Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo les permite a los estudiantes investigar las fuerzas e interacciones a escala molecular mezclando diferentes líquidos con un polímero entrecruzado/reticulado.  Este polímero (poliacrilato de sodio) comparte similitudes estructurales con la celulosa y...

  15. Cross-Link Polymer

    16 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Deb Newberry, Billie Copley, Jim Marti (editor), Laura Arndt (editor)

    This module allows students to investigate forces and interactions at the molecular scale by mixing different liquids with a cross-linked polymer. The polymer (sodium polyacrylate) is similar to the structure found in cellulose and collagen. The interactions are dependent upon the charge...

  16. Ring Polymers

    16 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Deb Newberry, NISE Net

    This module is a variation on the “Cross-Linked Polymers” activity, and presents much of the same background on polymer structure and properties.  This version uses a form of sodium polyacrylate, the water-absorbing polymer often used in diapers, that has a different atomic...

  17. On-Line Lab: Elastic Modulus Testing of a Polymer

    27 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Robert A Heard

    The following can be used as a lab testing the Elastic Modulus of a Polymer Film in an introductory level lab in Material Science.Click here to view the accompanying Video of the ExperimentOutcomeYou are only testing the elastic behavior of the polymer. Your observations should...

  18. On-Line Lab: Determination of the Glass Transition Temperature in Polymer

    27 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Robert A Heard

    The following can be used as a lab for a lab  on Glass Transition Temperature in Polymers in an introductory level lab in Material Science. Attached: Experiment in a Word Document; Video of Experiment

  19. Polyaniline Synthesized Conducting Polymer for Applicable Uses as Nanomaterials

    06 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Mark Dignan, NNCI Nano

    This lesson introduces students to polyaniline, a conducting polymer. It demonstrates how nanofibers significantly improve the processing of polyaniline and its performance as a conventional application involving polymer interactions with its environment (i.e. inorganic and organic uses). The...

  20. Light Extraction by Changing Composition of Material

    06 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Sidhu Rano, NNCI Nano

    This activity has been designed to have students explore light emitting diodes (LED) and the importance of index of refraction in improving LED efficiency. This activity investigates the tune-ability of a polymer’s index of refraction by using a macromodel LED.