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Physics Seminar by Prof. Dillip K. Satapathy

Event Date: 
Friday, November 25, 2022 -

The Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, invites you to a Seminar as per the following schedule:


Title       :     Physics and Applications of Confined Polymers

Speaker :    Dr. Dillip K. Satapathy

                    Professor, Soft Materials Laboratory, Department of Physics, IIT Madras, Chennai

Date/ Day:   25th  November/ Friday

Time   :        2 PM to 3 PM

Venue:         B-108



Geometrical confinement at the nanometer scale strongly influences the physical properties of materials. There is a growing body of evidence from various experiments suggesting a strong

correlation between the physical properties of polymer films (polymers under one-dimensional confinement) and the strongly bound layer at the polymer/substrate interface. Understanding

the properties of irreversible adsorbed bound layers in polymer films is crucial but difficult to access experimentally. In this talk, I will present a novel method based on the swelling kinetics

of the polymer films to estimate the properties, such as thickness and density of buried compact bound layers at the polymer/substrate interface [1]. Moreover, I will talk about some recent

work from our lab in using polymer films as sensors, actuators and energy generators [2, 3, 4].


[1] P. D. Lairenjam, S. K. Sukumaran, and Dillip K. Satapathy, Macromolecules, 54, 10931(2021).

[2] Biporjoy Sarkar, Dillip K. Satapathy, Manu Jaiswal, Nanoscale 11, Pages 200 to 210 (2019)

[3] G. Manikandan, Ravi Kumar, Dillip K. Satapathy, Langmuir 38, 6066 to 6075 (2022).

[4] G. Manikandan, Aathira Murali, Ravi Kumar, Dillip K. Satapathy, ACS Applied Materials& Interfaces, 13, 8880 to 8888 (2021).


All are cordially invited to attend the Seminar.

Friday 25, Nov 2022
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM