Accession Number : AD1032536


Title :   Acquisition of Preparative Gel Permeation Chromatography for Research and Education in Energy Conversion and Nanocomposites


Descriptive Note : Technical Report,15 Jan 2016,14 Jan 2017


Corporate Author : Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta United States


Personal Author(s) : Lin,Zhiqun


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1032536.pdf


Report Date : 19 Apr 2017


Pagination or Media Count : 7


Abstract : The acquired Preparative Gel Permeation Chromatography (pGPC) and DMF GPC not only enhance the PI's ongoing DOD project on nanocomposites and energy pertinent to national defense, but also strategically stimulate and reinforce the research collaborations at the Georgia Institute of Technology between DOD- and NSF-funded projects in the areas of nanoscience listed in the proposal. The pGPC system possesses several advantages: the system allows extremely useful and monodisperse polymeric materials to be obtained from inexpensive, intractable, and sustainable sources; the system allows quantitative separation (gram quantities) and collection of several different sizes allowing for a systematic study of the properties of resulting synthesized nanostructures; and the system will greatly reduce the time necessary to develop novel, large quantities of many useful inorganic nanostructures (rod, tube, core/shell, hollow, etc.) by eliminating conventional, time consuming purification techniques. The acquired pGPC and DMF GPC systems are anticipated to enable new integration of research with education at all levels across a broad range of materials, and create important opportunities to expose and train undergraduates, women, and students from underrepresented communities as well as graduates and postdocs, on these characterization instruments.


Descriptors :   gel permeation , polymers , block copolymers , molecular weight , gel permeation chromatography , energy conversion , nanocomposites


Subject Categories : Physical Chemistry
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-electrical Energy Conversion


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE