Monthly Archives: March 2009

Recent Polymer Centre Publications

This week’s publication update: Nanoscale Tribology, Energy Dissipation and Failure Mechanisms of Nano- and Micro-silica Particle-filled Polymer Composites. Devaprakasam, D.; Hatton, P.V.; Mobus, G.; Inkson, B.J., Tribology Letters 2009 34 (1): 11-19.  Link Self-Assembled Block Copolymer Aggregates: From Micelles to Vesicles and their Biological Applications. Blanazs, A.; Armes, S.P.; Ryan, A.J., Macromolecular Rapid Communications 2009 30 (4-5): 267-277. […]

Posted on Friday, March 20th, 2009 in Publications.

Final call for DFC10

The Deformation and Fracture of Composites series provides an unrivalled opportunity to discuss the issues and impact of composite materials on different industry sectors. Since 1991 this series has atttracted high quality papers and delegates from industry, research associations and universities worldwide, and has successfully brought together researchers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss […]

Posted on Thursday, March 19th, 2009 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.

Recent Polymer Centre Publications

This week’s publication update: Switching the conformational behaviour of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide) Rimmer, S.; Soutar, I.; Swanson, L., Polymer International 2009 58 (3), 273-278 Link Chemical actuation in responsive hydrogels Swann, J.M.G.; Ryan, A.J., Polymer International 2009 58 (3), 285-289 Link Synthesis of surface-initiated polymer brushes using macro-initiators Edmondson, S.; Armes, S.P., Polymer International 2009 58 (3), 307-316 Link Promoting the Adhesion of High-Performance Polymer […]

Posted on Friday, March 13th, 2009 in Publications.

PIN Foresight: Clever Polymers

The Polymer Innovation Network and the Polymer IRC are running a free workshop on Clever Polymers, for packaging and labelling applications especially, at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, from 10am on Tuesday March 17. After short introductory, open-ended presentations from the keynote speakers, the challenges and opportunities presented for smart polymers in packaging and […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 in Event, News, Polymer seminars.

Smart polymers cleaning up wounds

A multidisciplinary team from Sheffield including chemists, microbiologists and tissue engineers, has shown how state of the art polymer chemistry can be used to produce materials that can bind bacteria, sense their presence by luminescence and help remove them from wounds. This new technology, based on work by Ian Douglas, Sheila MacNeil, Steve Rimmer and […]

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 in News, Publications.