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Call for Abstracts - ACS SPM / Polymers conference in August in Philadelphia

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dalia posted on Thu, Feb 2 2012 8:59 PM

I would like to bring to your attention a symposium at the upcoming fall ACS meeting in Philadelphia, PA August 19-23rd 2012 on


“Advances in Methods and Applications of Scanning Probe Microscopy to Polymer Materials” co-hosted by the Division of Polymer Chemistry and Division of Colloid and Surface Science.


Abstracts should be submitted on-line on the PACS abstract submission site: Click on POLY, select this symposium topic and follow instructions to submit an abstract with 150 or less words.  Deadline for abstract submission is March 19th




Symposium Description:.  This symposium will focus on recent research progress in both developing new SPM based methods for and novel applications of SPM methods to polymer materials.  The focus of developing these new methods and utilizing these applications should be to understand mechanical, rheological, thermal, electrical, and self-assembly behavior of polymers on the nanoscale and to establish composition-processing-morphology-performance relationships of polymers, polymer blends, and composites.  All SPM based methods will be considered, including traditional mechanical (phase, nanoindentation), thermal, and electrical based methods as well as more recently developed methods from single to multifrequency measurements and high speed AFM.   All experimental and theoretical aspects of SPM methods developed with specific relevance to polymer materials or application of such methods to polymer materials  will be covered.  Application of SPM to a wide variety of polymer materials is to be covered including amorphous and semicrystalline polymers, polymer nanocomposites, block copolymers, polymer compounds, elastomers and rubbers, impact copolymers or toughened polymers, conductive polymers, single polymer chains, etc.  Of particular interest is interpretation of AFM measurements that can be related to meaningful and relevant polymer material properties.

Confirmed Invited Speakers Include:

Robert Carpick, University of Pennsylvania                                          Steve Minne, Bruker Nano Systems

Yifu Ding, University of Colorado                                                          Sergei Magonov, NT-MDT

Liang Fang, Arkema                                                                               Ken Nakajima, Tohoku University            

Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota                                              Rene Overney, University of Washington

Jamie Hobbs, University of Sheffield                                                     Roger Proksch, Asylum Research

Donna Hurley, NIST                                                                                Arvind Raman, Purdue University

Kevin Kjoller, Anasys                                                                              Vladimir Tsukruk, Georgia Inst. of Tech

Mark Van Landingham, Army Research Lab                                          Gil Walker, University of Toronto

Robert Magerle, Technical University of Chemnitz                                                                           




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Is any discussion about polymer's use in gene research are to be discussed there?

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