Accession Number : ADA321966

Title :   Twentieth Asilomar Conference on Polymeric Materials,

Descriptive Note : Proceedings rept. 9-12 Feb 97,

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

Personal Author(s) : Baer, Eric

PDF Url : ADA321966

Report Date : FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The 1997 Asilomar Conference on Polymeric Materials focused on electroactive polymer systems. New directions were probed for use of such materials in power sources. The implications in biological integration of such systems were also explored. An attempt was made to understand and predict structure-property relationships by using hierarchical paradigms to describe these complex materials systems. Special emphasis were on the modeling of such polymers using advanced computer methods, and on the design and synthesis of new electroactive polymeric materials based on the predictions elucidated from these computational advances. As in previous years, this conference addressed the problems and opportunities that are arising with the emergence of a hierarchical approach to the design of new materials systems. Focus was on important questions such as the factors that gave rise to relatively discrete organizational levels of structure, the interactions between such levels and the synthesis of new active polymers with functional designs aimed at the efficient and selective transport of energy. The Twentieth Asilomar Conference focused particularly on new polymers with unusual properties, on polymers with switching characteristics, and on macromolecular neural networks for image processing.

Descriptors :   *POLYMERIC FILMS, *POLYMORPHISM, SYMPOSIA, GRAFT POLYMERIZATION, COPOLYMERS, AMORPHOUS MATERIALS, CRYSTALLIZATION, MACROMOLECULES, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, MICROANALYSIS, NUCLEOTIDES, NANOTECHNOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE