Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Institut für Physik - NMR

phone: +49 (0) 345 55 28551

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 2 pm UTC, which is 3 pm (CET) = 9 am (New York) = 6 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).

March 18 (biomacromolecules)

Ali Dhinojwala (U Akron):
Probing Buried Polymer Interfaces using Interface-Sensitive Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy
Torsten Gutmann (TU Darmstadt):
Solid-state NMR and Dynamic Nuclear Polarization - A powerful tool to study chemical modifications of cellulose based functional materials

April 8 (transient elastomers)

Kay Saalwächter (U Halle):
Hierarchical sticker and sticky chain dynamics in transient elastomers for self-healing applications
Quan Chen (Changchun CAS Inst. of Applied Chemistry):
Molecular Rheology of Associative Polymers

April 22 (polymer crystallization)

Liangbin Li (USTC Hefei):
Flow-Induced Crystallization of Polymers during Multi-Axial Deformation
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