2016 Materials science lecture series: advanced materials - 16 September 2016
Sep 16, 2016 - 11.00 uur
Agoralaan Gebouw D
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.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. 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, co-assembly strategies towards core-shell-corona with controllable shell composition, hybrid particles with polyelectrolyte or block copolymer shells, anisotropic hybrid materials, or block copolymer membranes with stimuli-responsive water flux and pore.