Multifunctional Polymeric and Hybrid Materials: Volume 1718. MRS Proceedings

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  • 179 Pages
  • Cambridge University Press
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The Materials Research Society Symposium B, 'Multifunctional Polymeric and Hybrid Materials', was held November 30–December 5 at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. This symposium proceedings volume includes recent advances in the process of achieving multifunctionality of materials by mimicry of biological structure and interactions, by the presence of natural or biologically active components, such as enzymes or polymeric prodrugs, via complex, but controlled physical behavior, e.g., actively moving polymers (shape-memory, shape-morphing), or by simultaneously performing multiple activities, e.g., interacting with a biological environment while also imaging it. Additional functions include electrical or thermal conductivity, redox behavior, (bio)sensing, temperature-dependent behavior, bio-compatibility and/or controlled degradation, bioresponsive drug delivery and self-healing. The papers are divided into four sections, representing the principal topics of Symposium B: (1) Multifunctional Composites, (2) Stimuli-Sensitive Polymers and Gels, (3) Characterization of Multifunctional Polymer Systems, and (4) Structured Surfaces and Multilayered Polymers.
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Part I - Multifunctional Composites:
1. Thermal, mechanical and magneto-mechanical characterization of liquid crystalline elastomers loaded with iron oxide nanoparticles;
2. Anisotropic composites of desaminotyrosine and desaminotyrosyl tyrosine functionalized gelatin and bioactive glass microparticles;
3. Potential of polarized PVDF/carbon nanotube nanocomposite scaffolds for cell growth;
4. Molecular disorder in prestrained nanocomposites: effects of processing on durability of thermally-active ethylene-vinyl acetate - PyChol - multiwall carbon nanotubes;
5. Investigating thiol-epoxy composites for semiconductor die attach adhesives;

Part II - Stimuli-Sensitive Polymers and Gels:
6. Systematic study on the remote triggering of thermo-responsive hydrogels using RF heating of Fe3O4 nanoparticles;
7. Relation-between nanostructural changes and macroscopic effects during reversible temperature-memory effect under stress-free conditions in semicrystalline polymer networks;
8. Photo-reversibility of cinnamylidene acetic acid derived crosslinks in poly(e-caprolactone) networks;
9. Branched amphiphilic polysulfides: influence of macromolecular architecture on self-assembly and oxidation responsiveness;
10. Modelling and analysis of pH responsive hydrogels for the development of biomimetic photo-actuating structures;
11. Thermally controlled shape-memory investigations of nanocomposites based on oligo(x-pentadecalactone) and magnetic nanoparticles acting as crosslinks;

Part III - Characterization of Multifunctional Polymer Systems:
12. Biohybrid fibro-porous vascular scaffolds: effect of crosslinking on properties;
13. Purity of mushroom tyrosinase as a biocatalyst for biomaterial synthesis affects the stability of therapeutic peptides;
14. Cationic cellulose nanocrystals: synthesis, characterization and cytotoxicity studies;
15. Immuno-compatibility of desaminotyrosine and desaminotyrosyl tyrosine functionalized star-shaped oligo(ethylene glycol)s with different molecular weights;
16. Influence of glycidylmethacrylate functional groups attached to gelatin on the formation and properties of hydrogels;
17. Robot-assisted synthesis and characterization of polyester-based polyurethanes;
18. The use of MRI as a technique for hydrophilic polymer swelling characterization;
19. Thermomechanical characterization of a series of crosslinked poly[ethylene-co-(vinyl acetate)] (PEVA) copolymers;
20. Poly(n-butylcyanoacrylate) nanoparticles as carriers for adenosine triphosphate;

Part IV - Structured Surfaces and Multilayered Polymers:
21. Using lasers to create metal-polyimide films with alternating layers;
22. A robust multilayer dielectric elastomer actuator;
23. Nanofiber-based membrane separators for lithium-ion batteries;
24. Fabrication of silk microstructures using photolithography.
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Andreas Lendlein Universität Potsdam, Germany.

Nicola Tirelli University of Manchester.

Robert A. Weiss University of Akron, Ohio.

Tao Xie Zhejiang University, China.
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