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Liquid Crystal Elastomer Based Novel Functional Materials
Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are fascinating materials in which the elasticity of polymer network is coupled to liquid crystalline (LC) order and exhibits rich behavior under various stimuli such as heat, light, electric ...
All-Conjugated Block Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaic Applications
Conventional inorganic solar technologies are expensive due to the high cost of processing, while organic materials have significant cost advantages in the raw materials and ease of processing. Unfortunately, organic ...
Properties and applications of bottlebrush polymers
This work presented in this dissertation aims to understand physical and chemical properties of bottlebrush polymers and determine their potential for applications including for anti-fouling surfaces and for reduction in ...
Foam rheology of zwitterionic anionic blends in porous media
Blending of certain types of surfactants is known to promote synergism as studied by bulk measurements. This study analyzes if such synergistic interactions are beneficial for foam rheology in porous media. Foam experiments ...
All-Conjugated Block Copolymers for Organic Photovoltaics
Organic photovoltaics (OPVs) are a promising source of alternative energy due to cost effectiveness and process simplicity. However, the performance of OPVs must be improved to produce viable devices. This can be achieved ...
Interfacial Properties of Polymeric Nanomaterials
Polymeric nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and branched polymers are interfacially active and can be used to stabilize or increase the viscosity of an emulsion, which is potentially useful for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) ...