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Squashing Polymers into the Nanoscale

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Date and time Nov 23, 2006
from 04:10 PM to 05:00 PM
Location McLennan Physics (MP) 102
Host Stephen Morris

Kari Dalnoki-Veress, McMaster University

croppedsweethalo3.jpg Because polymers are large molecules it is straightforward to confine these macromolecules to small dimensions. As we might expect, when a molecule is confined to a length scale that is smaller than what it would have in a bulk material, the properties of the material can differ. It will become apparent in the presentation that the deviations from bulk behaviour in confined systems are far from subtle. While these deviations may seem at first like mere interesting fundamental anomalies, the properties of these materials at surfaces and interfaces are relevant to drug delivery, gene therapy, permeability of membranes, contact lenses, solar panels and electro-luminescent displays, as well as the adhesion of a rubber tire to the surface of a wet road.

Contact Name Stephen Morris
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