New polymer materials via building blocks from microalgae Ghent University
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T-CUBE aims at the theoretical modeling of chemistry involving the continuum. Traditionally, chemistry has been concerned with electrons that remain bound to the nuclei during a reaction. However, in many settings that deal with X rays or plasma, electrons can enter and leave the system; they are unbound.
Most theoretical approaches for unbound electrons are not applicable to extended systems in complex environments. As a ...
Microsystem integration based on electroactive polymer gels for cardiovascular applications Ghent University
Actuators based on electroactive polymer (EAP) hydrogels constitute a very attractive yet poorly explored technology. EAP hydrogels can expand and contract by several times their original volume by application of a small voltage. They can be engineered to be either porous or non-porous and the pore density and distribution can also be controlled. Their inherent limitations of very low actuation speed and need to operate in an aqueous medium ...
The aim of the project EURO-SEQUENCES is to establish a multidisciplinary training network on the
emerging topic of sequence controlled polymers (i.e. macromolecules containing ordered sequences of
monomers). It has been shown during the last five years that such polymers open up unprecedented options
for the future of manmade materials. Indeed, similarly to biopolymers such as nucleic acids and proteins,
Synthesis and characterization of 2D conjugated organic polymers: the electrochemical approach. KU Leuven
Supramolecular assembly of polymeric structures: a novel route to enhance soft materials properties. KU Leuven
Supramolecular polymeric assemblies represent an emerging, promising class of systems with superior versatility compared to their covalent polymeric counterparts. They offer exciting new opportunities for stimuli-responsive structures exhibiting reversible tunable properties, with applications in foodstuff, coatings , cost-efficient processes or biomedical areas. To explore their potential and define strategies for designing novel materials ...
Nanochemistry of molecular materials for 2-photon functional applications (Nano2Fun). University of Antwerp
Nano3Bio U+2013 NanoBioEngingeering of Bioinspired Biopolymers Ghent University
The Nano3Bio project aims at establishing biotechnological ways for producing fully defined, partially acetylated chitosans. TodayU+2019s commercially available chitosans, produced from chitin isolated from shrimp shell wastes, can be well defined concerning their degree of polymerisation and acetylation, but they are invariably characterised by a random pattern of acetylation. In addtion, application tests will be performed with these novel ...