Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2010
Volume 55, Number 2
Monday–Friday, March 15–19, 2010; Portland, Oregon
Session B18: Focus Session: Crystallization in Confined Geometry I
11:15 AM–2:15 PM,
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sponsoring Unit: DPOLY
Chair: Christopher Li, Drexel University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.MAR.B18.8
Abstract: B18.00008 : Molecular Simulations of Polymer Crystallization under Nano-Confinement*
12:39 PM–12:51 PM
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(State Key Laboratory of Coordination Chemistry, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University)
Crystallization offers polymers under nano-scale-space confinement not only the stability of sizes and properties, but also the anisotropy of electrical conductivity, mechanical strength, and optical dichroism, etc. We make an overview on recent dynamic Monte Carlo simulations of lattice polymers performing crystallization under nano-confinement. The confined geometries include ultrathin films, nano-pores and nano- droplets of homopolymers, as well as lamellar,cylindrical and spherical self-assembled microdomains of diblock copolymers. The effects of nano-confinement on polymer crystallization can be summarized into three categories, i.e. the interface (both on enthalpy and entropy), the anisotropy of geometries and the block junction (both in its restriction and orientation). Such knowledge will facilitate our better understanding on the fabrication of nano-crystals of polymers.
*NSFC Grants No. 20674036 and 20825415 are appreciated.
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