In this project, we will explore unconventional strategies to generate strong interfacial adhesion between incompatible semi-crystalline polymers. The key innovation will be functionalized polymeric materials that mechanically lock into the crystalline domains of adjacent semi-crystalline phases. This project will be inherrently interdisciplinary, as it will encompass organic synthesis, polymer functionalization, supramolecular assembly, physical chemistry, and materials science. We will elucidate principles generated in this project through creative application of X-ray scattering, microscopy, rheology, calorimetry, and mechanical testing techniques.

Publié le 19/05/2019