Polymer brushes composed of macromolecules grafted to a substrate represent a unique way to modify surface properties such as lubrication, tack, and adhesion. Typically, a thin polymer layer is obtained in the range of several ten to hundred nanometers for synthetic polymers and up to micrometers for biopolymers. Due to the unique feature of long flexible polymers, which combine liquid- and solid-state properties, such brush-layers form surface-bound liquid phases composed of the polymer and solvent, and may contain cosolvents, cosolutes, counter-ions and salt-ions and other molecules. Combing these properties in addition to polymer composition and architecture spawns a plethora of possible applications. On the other hand, the well-defined structure of the brush where each macromolecule is bound to the surface makes the system attractive for theoretical approaches and computer simulations. Challenges for ongoing and future research are the understanding of the roles of chain architecture, chemical sequences, electrostatic interactions, volume phase transitions induced by solvent mixtures, the step from macroscopic flat substrates to other geometries and non-equilibrium properties of brushes.
At the Polymer Brushes Conference, we will have a lecture session with invited and contributed talks and a poster session to share the most exciting results in this area. Meet the speakers and virtual coffee corners will provide opportunities for scientific exchange and discussion outside of the lecture and poster sessions. For more details on the main topics of the Polymer Brushes Conference, please refer to the website www.brushes-dresden.de.
Abstract Submission Deadline August 16, 2021
We now invite you to submit contributions from all disciplines and all countries that discuss various aspects in the field of polymer brushes. Please also forward this call for contributions to your group members. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail no later than August 16, 2021.
We are looking forward to meeting you online!
Polymer Brushes: New Developments and Perspectives in Experiment, Theoryand Applications
Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden e. V.
Hohe Str. 6, 01069 Dresden
Organizer: Jens-Uwe Sommer, Andreas Fery and Sergiy Minko
Information on participating / attending:
Abstract Submission Deadline: August 16, 2021
Notification of acceptance: September 06, 2021
Early Registration Deadline: September 13, 2021
10/11/2021 - 10/13/2021
Leibniz-Institut fuer Polymerforschung Dresden e. V.
Hohe Str. 6
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