Dynamics of polymers under nanoscopic confinement

Abstract : The aim of this PhD project is to investigate the structural dynamics of thin polymer films (h < 200 nm) by means of broadband dielectric relaxation spectroscopy. In particular, we would like to understand the role of interfacial energy, substrate roughness and adsorption kinetics on the glassy dynamics of the chains. This information will be compared to parameters of industrial relevance as the stability and durability of the polymer coating.
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Napolitano Simone
Email : snapolit@ulb.ac.be
Site Web/Web site : http://homepages.ulb.ac.be/~snapolit
Centre de recherche/Research center : Polymer and Soft Matter Dynamics
Faculté/Faculty : Faculté des Sciences/Faculty of Sciences
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Sciences/Science
Ecole doctorale thématique/Graduate School (French Only): Sciences et ingénierie des matériaux, interfaces et nanostructures (MAIN)

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