New Frontiers in Polymer Crystallization (#96)

More than two-third of synthetic polymers are semi-crystalline. In Nature, cellulose, starch, silks and chitin are also crystallizable. Polymer crystallization is an active field with new interdisciplinary frontiers emerging in chemistry, often concerted with the great efforts in physics, materials sciences, nano-science, biological and medical sciences. This symposium invites both oral and poster presentations related to crystallization in homopolymers, block copolymers, polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites and polymer-contained hybrid materials. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following studies: theory and simulations, advanced experimental methods, flow & deformation-induced polymer crystallization, morphology evolution and control, nano-confinement, semi-conducting polymers, bio-polymers, crystallization-driven self-assembly. In addition, a panel discussion will focus on the current challenging problems in the fundamentals of polymer crystallization.
Last update: Dec 28, 2015