Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST
Physical Models and Characterization of Olefinic Copolymers
Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division
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|Kathryn L. Beers
|Ronald L. Jones
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|Chad R. Snyder
Manufacturability and life cycle assessments of polyolefin copolymers are hampered by multiscale characterization challenges. From molecular composition and distributions, to solution and bulk processing behavior, there are numerous limitations in the current technologies for characterizing these complex yet ubiquitous semi-crystalline polymers. Research in this area should contribute to advances in design, synthesis, or processing of advanced materials from these polymers, or the end of life challenges which exist for disposal, environmental impact assessment, or recycling of polyolefins.
Polymers; Polyolefins; Semi-crystalline polymers; Polymer processing-structure relationships; Rheology, Neutron scattering; Thermal analysis; Molecular mass; Mass distributions; Polymer degradation; Polymer life cycle: Ocean plastic;
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