Seminar at Monash University – Photopolymerization as a powerful tool for materials synthesis
Monash University, Australia
20th February 2020
Prof. Marco Sangermano will hold a seminar on Photopolymerization as a powerful tool for materials synthesis at Monash University, Australia, on Feb 20, 2020, at 3 pm – Room G29 New Horizons Centre, 20 Research Way.
UV-induced polymerization of multifunctional monomers has found a large number of industrial applications, mainly in the production of films, inks and coatings on a variety of substrates including paper, metal and wood. Moreover, it has demonstrated to be useful for more high-tech applications such as coating of optical fibers and fabrication of printed circuit boards.
Part of the reason for the growing importance of UV-curing techniques, both in industrial and academic research, is a peculiar characteristic that induces fast transformation of a liquid monomer into a solid polymeric film having distinctive physical-chemical and mechanical properties. It can be considered environmental friendly owing to the solvent free methodology, and is usually carried out at room temperature, thus conferring added energy saving advantages.
In this seminar I will report different strategies followed by the polymer group at Politecnico di Torino, in Italy, to go from process to specific devices selective the proper photocurable materials.