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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. 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...


  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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

  11. 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...

  12. 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.

  13. Manufacturing Fit-for-Purpose Membranes from Nanostructured Polymers

    11 Dec 2019 | | Contributor(s):: William Phillip

    This presentation will discuss how to produce block polymers membranes that contain a high density of well-defined nanoscale pores using facile and scalable techniques. Furthermore, we will describe how the performance profile of the membranes can be tailored to effect selective separations...

  14. William Phillip

    William A. Phillip received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame in 2004. Based on a strong suggestion from his undergraduate research advisor, Dr. Arvind Varma, Dr....


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  16. John R. Reynolds

    Dr. John R. Reynolds is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology with expertise in polymer chemistry. He serves as a...


  17. Electrochromic Polymers: Transitioning Chemistry to Materials Science and Beyond

    07 Nov 2019 | | Contributor(s):: John R. Reynolds

    In this lecture, we will address the synthesis and processing of π-conjugated electrochromic polymers (ECPs), as they are considered for reflective display and absorptive/transmissive (window-type) devices. In our work, we address the processing gap that was holding back developments in...

  18. 3 min Research Talk: Plasmonic Core-Multishell Nanowires for Optical Applications

    26 Sep 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Raheem Carless

    ED lights and technology are being used more often in today’s society. Compared to traditional illumination they are far more reliable and efficient, in the sense that they last longer, are environmentally friendly, and most importantly, they reduce energy waste.

  19. How to fill zmatrix

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    Hello. For a long time the problem is when filling zmatrix for https://nanohub.org/answers/question/2164

  20. Spreadsheet Finite Difference Model of 1-D Unsteady Conduction

    19 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: David Dussault, Adam Powell

    Use a spreadsheet to estimate temperature history across a PMMA plate immersed in a hot fluid.