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2016 Materials science lecture series: advanced materials - 16 September 2016

2016 Materials science lecture series: advanced materials - 16 September 2016

Sep 16, 2016 - 11.00 uur

Universiteit Hasselt

campus Diepenbeek

Agoralaan Gebouw D

3590 Diepenbeek

Lokaal Lecture room H4


de heer Rajesh RAMANETI


Speaker: Prof. Felix Schacher - Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena - Institut für Organische Chemie und Makromolekulare Chemie, Germany.

Topic:  Opportunities for block copolymers in interface design.

Chaired by: Prof. Dr. Thomas Junkers, IMO-IMOMEC, Hasselt University

16 September 2016, 11:00 -11:30

Lecture room H4, Building D, Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek.


Block copolymers represent a unique class of materials for the generation of nanostructured materials in different environments –mainly driven by the inherent immiscibility of unlike building blocks.[1]Together with the use of monomers featuring unreacted functional groups in the side chain, this allows for straightforward modifications reactions, addressing, or (reversible) crosslinking of nanostructured materials.[2] We are interested in strategies to exploit the unique properties of block copolymers for the design of polymer-polymer or polymer-metal interfaces. Examples include inter-polyelectrolyte complexation as driving force to create materials with precise control over charge and charge density as shown for multi-compartment micelles featuring a discontinuous (patchy) shell,[3] co-assembly strategies towards core-shell-corona with controllable shell composition,[4] hybrid particles with polyelectrolyte or block copolymer shells,[5] anisotropic hybrid materials,[6] or block copolymer membranes with stimuli-responsive water flux and pore.