PSE Seminar Thursday, May 23
3:35 pm Conte A110/A111
Professor Michael Hickner
Materials Science & Engineering Department
Pennsylvania State University
Ion-Containing Polymers in Energy and Water Applications
CNN Money names Geckskin a top science breakthrough for 2012
Geckskin, a super-strong adhesive device developed by Al Crosby, Michael Bartlett and colleagues, was named one of the top 5 scientific breakthroughs of 2012.
In the Loop
Professor Maria Santore was recently elected, for the year 2012, to Fellowship in the AAAS (American Society for the Advancement of Science.) Maria will be recognized for her contributions to science
and technology at the Fellows Forum to be held on February 16th, 2013
during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Professor Jim Watkins has been elected a 2012 APS Fellow (American Physical Society) by the Division of Polymer Physics for his pioneering efforts in manipulating polymers to develop technologically functional nanoscopic materials. Jim will be recognized at the upcoming APS March Meeting.
The Briseno Group recently published an article in the journal of The American Chemical Society entitled, "Synthesis, Electronic Structure, Molecular Packing/Morphology Evolution, and Carrier Mobilities of Pure Oligo/Poly (alkylthiophenes)".*Poly(thiophenes) are among the most highly investigated and promising semiconductor materials for applications in organic electronics. In this contribution, researchers emphasize the key role of the conjugation length on the electronic properties, the degree of crystallinity, thin film morphology and charge transport of oligothiophenes as a function of chain length. The oligothiophenes will serve as important model systems for understanding electrical, optical, optoelectronic, and theoretical properties of the corresponding polymer.
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