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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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.
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...
John R. Reynolds
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...
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.
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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.
Finite Differences in Heat Conduction
19 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Calculate computational work required to model heat conduction using finite differences with explicit timestepping.
Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Production of “Z” Aligned Ultra-sensitive, Flexible and Transparent Piezoelectric and Piezoresistive Sensors
09 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Miko Cakmak
Using Polymer Science to Improve High-Performance Concrete
30 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Kendra A. Erk
Roll-to-Roll (R2R) Manufacturing of Functional Films
05 Jun 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Miko Cakmak
Coextrusion of Multilayer Polymer Sheets
16 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Sketch the flow profile of a multilayer polymer flow through an extrusion die and beyond it, and predict the final layer thickness distribution.
CD Injection Molding I: Navier-Stokes
10 Apr 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
State simplifying assumptions which can be made regarding radial injection molding of liquid polycarbonate polymer into a CD mold, and simplify the cylindrical form of the Navier-Stokes equations accordingly.
CD Injection Molding II: Shear Stress
09 Apr 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Adam Powell
Solve the cylindrical Navier-Stokes equations simplified in Part I to give the velocity profile in radial injection molding of a CD, and calculate the shear stress based on this velocity profile.
Critical Measurements to Enable the Use of Polymers in Membranes, Composites, and Impact Mitigation
05 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Christopher L. Soles
In this presentation I will present an overview of my research groups activities in these three areas, highlighting the importance of polymer structure and dynamics in establishing the functional properties of the polymers that enable the technology. For the sake of this presentation, I...
Organic Photonics and Electronics: The Endless Frontier
21 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Bernard Kippelen
In this talk, we will discuss how printable organic conjugated semiconducting molecules and polymers are creating new disruptive technologies that are impacting all industries. We will present recent advances in various solid-state device platforms including, organic light-emitting diodes...
MSEN 201 Lecture 6.1: Structure of Polymers - Structure of Polymers
13 Feb 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Patrick J Shamberger