Débute à 
Salle S-142
2900, chemin de la Tour
Montréal (QC) Canada  H3T 1J6

Titre: ''Single crystals and bespoke textures
in self-assembled soft materials''

Endroit : Pavillon Roger-Gaudry, salle S-142

Heure : 11:00 AM

Hôte : Professeur Chinedum Osuji

Résumé : “Controlling structure and thereby manipulating the use
properties of condensed matter is a central concern in materials
science. A striking disparity exists in our ability to enact such
structural control in self-assembled soft materials, relative to hard
condensed matter systems. In this talk we examine strategies for
directing self-assembly in nanostructured soft materials to create
single crystals and bespoke textures. Our work elucidates physical
processes that are relevant for such directed self-assembly, in
part by leveraging in situ scattering tools, with an overall goal of
exploiting fundamental understanding to create useful materials
or devices. In particular, we consider the use of magnetic fields and
confinement effects for directed self-assembly of soft mesophases
of block copolymers and discotic liquid crystals. The ability to
produce highly ordered functional materials over macroscopic
length scales is demonstrated. We explore the role of alignment
and connectivity in creating materials with highly anisotropic ion
transport, and in creating highly selective nanofiltration membranes
with uniformly aligned nanopores produced by molecular selfassembly.
Application of orthogonal fields, and field processing
across sequential phase transitions enables a novel realization of
macroscopic single crystals of self-assembled mesophases with
precisely specified texture. Recent progress on low field (sub-1 T)
alignment and the associated potential to develop bespoke textures
in block copolymers using local field screening are presented.”

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Courriel :  w.skene@umontreal.ca

Numéro de téléphone : 514-340-5174

Informations supplémentaires

Annonce PDF de la conférence

Conférence de chimie avec le professeur Chinedum Osuji de Yale University