Accession Number : ADA310221

Title :   Asilomar Conference Proceedings (19th) on Polymeric Materials Held in Pacific Grove, California on 11-14 February 1996.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 95-30 Jun 96,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OH DEPT OF MACROMOLECULAR SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Baer, Eric

PDF Url : ADA310221

Report Date : 19 FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The 1996 Asilomar Conference on Polymeric Materials focused on computational design and tailoring of new polymeric materials. Current new directions were probed followed by descriptions of new scientific opportunities. An attempt was made to understand and predict structure-property-processing relationships by using the hierarchical approach to describe complex materials systems. Special emphasis were on modeling of polymers using advanced computer methods, and on the design and synthesis of new polymeric materials used on the predictions elucidated from these computational advances. This conference addressed the problems and opportunities that are arising with the emergence of an hierarchical approach to the design of new materials systems. It was organized along multidisciplinary lines in order to accommodate the perceived needs for the translation of the existing knowledge between disciplines. The most advanced polymeric systems of today were addressed. Speakers and conferees were selected from the materials sciences and engineering disciplines, the biological sciences, and various branches of chemistry and applied physics including mechanics. p1

Descriptors :   *POLYMERS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SIMULATION, ELECTRONICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, HYDROGEN BONDS, SYMPOSIA, COMPUTATIONS, BIOLOGY, MODELS, SYNTHESIS, DYNAMICS, PHASE TRANSFORMATIONS, MATERIALS, PROTEINS, DEFORMATION, FAILURE, TOUGHNESS, PHOTONICS, LIQUID CRYSTALS, DEGREES OF FREEDOM, CHEMISTRY, ENGINEERING, PHYSICS, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS, IONOMERS, MACROMOLECULES, FLUIDS, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, ARCHITECTURE, HIERARCHIES, MOLECULAR PROPERTIES, SOLID STATE PHYSICS, POLYETHYLENE.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy
      Mechanics
      Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE