Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series

Predicting phase separation in polymer blends that contain branched molecules

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Seminars

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Centre, Emma Wood Sheffield University, presents: Predicting phase separation in polymer blends that contain branched molecules

  • From: Wednesday 10 October 2018, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 10 October 2018, 2 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Centre, Emma Wood Sheffield University, presents: Predicting phase separation in polymer blends that contain branched molecules

Abstract

There is a growing drive to replace metal aeroplane components with polymer composite materials, as these allow significant weight reductions and increased fuel efficiency.  To give the required mechanical properties, blends of thermosetting (branched) and thermoplastic (linear) polymers are used.  The strength of a composite is determined by phase separation within the blend during formation, and its resulting internal structure.  This talk will give insight into the basic theory of phase separation, specific difficulties associated with branched molecules, and the computational methods we have used to improve upon these.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Ian Shuttleworth

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For any enquires please contact Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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