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Group Overview

Research in our group includes two broad topics: (1) the thermodynamically driven re-assembly of two-dimensional materials and their incorporation into polymer composites, and (2) the synthesis of model polymers by high vacuum anionic polymerization. The graduate students in our group are either enrolled in the Chemistry Department or the Polymer Program of the Institute of Materials Science. This gives us a very diverse group with interests and expertise ranging from materials science to chemical synthesis. As a material and polymer synthesis group, we are driven by collaborations as we instigate the properties and applications of our materials. 

Publications

Silicon nanowire polarizers for far ultraviolet (sub-200 nm) applications: Modeling and fabrication

Papalia, J. M.; Adamson, D. H.; Chaikin, P. M.; Register, R. A.
J. Appl. Phys. 2010 107():084305-1 – 084305-6.

Block copolymer surface coverage on nanoparticles

Budijono, S. J.; Russ, B.; Saad, W.; Adamson, D. H.; Prud’homme, R. K.
Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 2010 360():105-110

Shear alignment and realignment of sphere-forming and cylinder-forming block-copolymer thin films

Marencic, A. P.; Adamson, D. H.; Chaikin, P. M.; Register, R. A.
Physical Review E 2010 81():011503-1 – 011503-10

Waxy Gels with Asphaltenes 2: Use of Wax Control Polymers

Tinsley, J. F.; Jahnke, J. P.; Adamson, D. H.; Guo, X.; Amin, D.; Kriegel, R.; Saini, R.; Dettman, H. D.; Prud’homme, R. K.
Energy & Fuels 2009 23():2065-2074.