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(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialNanoparticles & colloidsOil & gasParticlesPolymer researchPorous materialSAXSTechnique

Polymer-Grafted Nanoparticle Membranes with Controllable Free Volume

Bilchak, Connor R.; Buenning, Eileen; Asai, Makoto; Zhang, Kai; Durning, Christopher J.; Kumar, Sanat K.; Huang, Yucheng; Benicewicz, Brian C.; Gidley, David W.; Cheng, Shiwang; Sokolov, Alexei P.; Minelli, Matteo; Doghieri, Ferruccio

Polymer-based membranes play a key role in several industrially important gas separation technologies, e.g., removing CO2 from natural gas, with enormous economic and environmental impact. Here, we develop a novel hybrid membrane construct comprised entirely of nanoparticles grafted with polymers. These membranes are shown to have broadly tunable separation performance…
12 March 2019
ApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsLiquid crystalsMaterialOtherPhase analysisSAXSSurfactantsTechnique

Liquid crystal phantom for validation of microscopic diffusion anisotropy measurements on clinical MRI systems

Nilsson, Markus; Larsson, Johan; Lundberg, Dan; Szczepankiewicz, Filip; Witzel, Thomas; Westin, Carl-Fredrik; Bryskhe, Karin; Topgaard, Daniel

Purpose To develop a phantom for validating MRI pulse sequences and data processing methods to quantify microscopic diffusion anisotropy in the human brain. Methods Using a liquid crystal consisting of water, detergent, and hydrocarbon, we designed a 0.5-L spherical phantom showing the theoretically highest possible degree of microscopic anisotropy. Data…
12 March 2019
(Hydro)gels(Natural) polymersApplicationCharacteristic dimensionCharacterizationCustomer publicationsMaterialPolymer researchSAXSTechnique

Progression of the Morphology in Random Ionomers Containing Bulky Ammonium Counterions

Enokida, Joshua S.; Tanna, Vijesh A.; Winter, H. Henning; Coughlin, E. Bryan

Poly(isoprene-ran-dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate) (P(I-ran-DMOASS)) copolymers with high molecular weights and dimethyloctylammonium styrenesulfonate (DMOASS) compositions ranging between 8 and 40 mol % (30 and 77 wt %) were synthesized via nitroxide-mediated polymerization. Thermal and viscoelastic characterization revealed distinct behaviors for the low (30–51 wt %) and high (56–77 wt…
12 March 2019