Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Institut für Physik - NMR

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Betty-Heimann-Str. 7
06120 Halle (Saale)

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Polymer Physics & Polymer Spectroscopy Webinar

To address the cancellations and shifts of personal meetings and seminars, and to keep up scientific exchange and discussion in times of the pandemic, we organize a regular online webinar on “Polymer Physics & Polymer Spectroscopy”. We hope to foster discussions among different branches of the polymer and soft matter communities, specifically the wider fields of polymer physics and spectroscopy (with some bias towards applications of NMR). We always have two talks, one from the wider field and one with spectroscopy focus, always with a strong topical connection.

  • The talks cover latest research results or summaries of current challenges in the field.
  • Each talk typically lasts 20-25 min plus 5-10 min of discussion time.
  • The talks are recorded and posted in our archive upon consent of the speaker.
The webinar is held biweekly on Thursdays at 4 pm (CEST) = 10 am (New York) = 7 am (Los Angeles) = 10 pm (Beijing) = 11 pm (Tokyo). We are looking forward to your attendance and support.

Rongchun Zhang (South China Univ. of Tech.)
Toshikazu Miyoshi (U Akron, USA)
Kay Saalwächter

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If you are interested to present or suggest a presenter, please do not hesitate to contact , or . We would like to encourage talks of post-docs and advanced-stage doctoral students!

Upcoming Webinars
[Click here] for details, and [click here] to join each meeting at Zoom (meeting ID: 876 8664 6314, password: 459406).

September 17 (nanocomposites)

Alexei Sokolov (U Tennessee, Knoxville):
Designing Polymer Nanocomposites: Critical Role of the Interfacial Layer
Linda Reven (McGill U, Montreal):
Liquid Crystal Polymer Nanocomposites

October 1 (ionic/ion conducting polymers)

Nitash Balsara (UC Berkeley):
Ion transport in polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries and electrophoretic NMR
Lou Madsen (Virginia Tech, Blacksburg):
Tracking motions in soft materials by NMR diffusometry: Discoveries and dangers

October 15 (ionic/ion conducting polymers)

Whitney Loo (UC Berkeley):
Polymer dynamics in block copolymer electrolytes detected by neutron spin echo spectroscopy
Michael Vogel (TU Darmstadt):
NMR studies of rotational and translational diffusion in polymer electrolytes and ionic liquids

October 29 (polymer gels)

Mitsushiro Shibayama (U Tokyo):
Todd Alam (Sandia Nat'l Labs):

November 12 (polymer crystallization)

Wenke Zhang (Jilin U):
Single-molecule study on the molecular interactions and folding mode in polymer single crystals
Thomas Thurn-Albrecht (U Halle-Wittenberg):

November 26 (polymer crystallization)

Oleksandr Dolynchuk (U Halle-Wittenberg):
Thermodynamic foundations of crystallization via prefreezing: the case of no nucleation
Toshi Miyoshi (U Akron):