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Sorption and Interfacial Dynamics of Polymers

Location

Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.B4988 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Hudson, Steven David steven.hudson@nist.gov 301.975.6579
Lin, Eric Kerchong eric.lin@nist.gov 301.975.6743
Phelan, Frederick R. frederick.phelan@nist.gov 301.975.6761

Description

In all immiscible fluid mixtures-whether colloidal dispersions, emulsions, or polymer blends-the morphology is primarily important and governs performance. Measuring the (1) dynamics of sorption of copolymer surfactants, (2) the interfacial microrheology, and (3) the drop coalescence efficiency will lead to a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms by which surfactants influence the flow-induced morphology.

 

Keywords:
Adsorption dynamics; Coalescence; Immiscible fluids; Interfacial tension; Polymer blends; Surfactant;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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