Presentation Type

Poster

Title of Abstract

Preparation and Characterization of Thin Polycarbonate Films for Vapor Sensors

Abstract

Thin films made from polymers have many potential applications in the area of sensors. A thorough analysis of the properties of such films will reveal ways to apply them most effectively. The main goal of this project is to characterize thin films made from bis(ethylenedioxy-)tetrahiafulvalene (BEDO-TIF) dye- with bisphenol polycarbonate. Polycarbonate will be purified by solution precipitation, dried and ground into powder. This powder will be mixed with a solution of the dye in dichloromethane. Films will be cast for testing. Structure-property relations will be determined, using differential scanning calorimetry and UV/Visible spectroscopy and 4 point probe analysis.

Categories

Natural Sciences

Research Type

Research Assistant

Mentor Information

Dr. Julie Harmon

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Preparation and Characterization of Thin Polycarbonate Films for Vapor Sensors

Thin films made from polymers have many potential applications in the area of sensors. A thorough analysis of the properties of such films will reveal ways to apply them most effectively. The main goal of this project is to characterize thin films made from bis(ethylenedioxy-)tetrahiafulvalene (BEDO-TIF) dye- with bisphenol polycarbonate. Polycarbonate will be purified by solution precipitation, dried and ground into powder. This powder will be mixed with a solution of the dye in dichloromethane. Films will be cast for testing. Structure-property relations will be determined, using differential scanning calorimetry and UV/Visible spectroscopy and 4 point probe analysis.