LRSM Science Café: Smart Materials That Respond to Stimuli – Tickets – World Cafe Live Philadelphia – Upstairs – Philadelphia, PA – September 21st, 2017

LRSM Science Café: Smart Materials That Respond to Stimuli

LRSM Science Café: Smart Materials That Respond to Stimuli

Thu · September 21, 2017

6:00 pm

World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs

Free

LRSM Science Café: Smart Materials That Respond to Stimuli
LRSM Science Café: Smart Materials That Respond to Stimuli
Preston B. Moore, Chemistry Department, University of the Sciences, Philadelphia.

Materials that change in response to stimuli are very desirable for a range of applications from biometrics to energy storage. Recently, a facile synthetic route to binary polymer brushes and mosaic polymer brushes, which are novel and unique organizations of polymers at solid substrates, has been reported. Mosaic brushes are homogeneously distributed islands of densely grafted polymers, whereas the binary brushes are two immiscible polymers grafted to the surface. Both are smart materials that feature well-developed
interfaces and stimuli-responsive behavior. The talk will discuss the synthesis and simulations of these novel materials, and their
potential applications.
Venue Information:
World Cafe Live Philadelphia - Upstairs
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
http://philly.worldcafelive.com/