"Hydration in Polymers: Its influence on processing and properties" by Dr. Sanjeeva Murthy on December 7, 2017


TRI Princeton is pleased to invite you to join us as we continue our highly regarded seminar series. These seminars are free and open to the public.

Our December 7, 2017 Seminar is Dr. Sanjeeva Murthy's talk on "Hydration in Polymers: Its influence on processing and properties."

4:00- 5:00 - Cocktail Hour
5:00 - 6:30 - Seminar and Discussion

Water in polymers has long been investigated in an effort to understand the structure of the absorbed water and its influence on the structure and properties of the polymer. The role of moisture in polymers such as nylons and polylactides is of considerable industrial importance as moisture affects processing and their mechanical properties. Absorption of water by hair, which is of relevance to TRI, is determined by its hierarchical structure and is dependent on the humidity, temperature and microenvironments. In polymers used for biomedical applications, water affects the degradability and the interaction with the tissues upon implantation. The talk will discuss the distribution and the state of water in these three classes of polymers as determined by x-ray and neutron scattering, x-ray reflectivity and spectroscopy. Examples of how hydration influences mechanical properties, melt rheology and drug release will be presented.


  • When

  • December 7, 2017
    4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Eastern Time Zone

  • Where

  • TRI Princeton
    601 Prospect Avenue
    Princeton, New Jersey 08540

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