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Title: Polymer materials basic research needs for energy applications

Abstract

The larger field covered in the workshop consists of (1) synthesis and characterization, (2) physical chemistry, (3) physics, and (4) engineering. Polymeric materials are properly regarded as new materials in their own right, not as replacements for existing materials. As such they need to be studied to understand the properties which are unique to them by virtue of their particular molecular structures. Technological applications will rationally follow from such studies. It is the objective of this report to point out basic research needs in polymer materials related to energy. The development of sophisticated instrumentation makes the task of molecular characterization possible on a level hitherto unattainable. Many of these instruments because of their size and complexity must of necessity be located at the DOE National Laboratories. The importance of personnel trained in the polymer field located at these facilities is emphasized. In the past there has been relatively little concerted polymer research within the energy community. This report attempts to describe the present situation and point out some needs and future research directions. (GHT)

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6603629
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6603629
Report Number(s):
CONF-780643-
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Conference on polymer materials basic research needs, Cleveland, OH, USA, 27 Jun 1978
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; POLYMERS; USES; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; GEOTHERMAL ENERGY; MEETINGS; MEMBRANES; SOLAR ENERGY; SURFACE PROPERTIES; SYNTHESIS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ENERGY; ENERGY SOURCES; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES 360400* -- Polymers & Plastics-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Macknight, W.J., Baer, E., and Nelson, R.D. Polymer materials basic research needs for energy applications. United States: N. p., 1978. Web.
Macknight, W.J., Baer, E., & Nelson, R.D. Polymer materials basic research needs for energy applications. United States.
Macknight, W.J., Baer, E., and Nelson, R.D. Tue . "Polymer materials basic research needs for energy applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6603629.
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abstractNote = {The larger field covered in the workshop consists of (1) synthesis and characterization, (2) physical chemistry, (3) physics, and (4) engineering. Polymeric materials are properly regarded as new materials in their own right, not as replacements for existing materials. As such they need to be studied to understand the properties which are unique to them by virtue of their particular molecular structures. Technological applications will rationally follow from such studies. It is the objective of this report to point out basic research needs in polymer materials related to energy. The development of sophisticated instrumentation makes the task of molecular characterization possible on a level hitherto unattainable. Many of these instruments because of their size and complexity must of necessity be located at the DOE National Laboratories. The importance of personnel trained in the polymer field located at these facilities is emphasized. In the past there has been relatively little concerted polymer research within the energy community. This report attempts to describe the present situation and point out some needs and future research directions. (GHT)},
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