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Search Publications by: Michael J. Fasolka (Fed)

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Quantitative Subsurface Contact Resonance Force Microscopy of Model Polymer Nanocomposites

March 16, 2011
Jason P. Killgore, Jennifer Y. Kelly, Christopher M. Stafford, Michael J. Fasolka, Donna C. Hurley
We present experimental results on the use of quantitative contact resonance force microscopy (CR-FM) for mapping the planar location and depth of 50 nm silica nanoparticles buried beneath polystyrene films 30 nm to 165 nm thick. The presence of shallowly

Gradient Solvent Vapor Annealing of Block Copolymer Thin Films Using a Microfluidic Mixing Device

February 9, 2011
Kathryn L. Beers, Michael J. Fasolka, Julie N. Albert, Timothy D. Bogart, Ronald L. Lewis, J. Brian Hutchison, Bryan D. Vogt, Thomas H. Epps
Solvent vapor annealing (SVA) with solvent mixtures is a promising approach for controlling block copolymer thin film self-assembly. In this work, we present the design and fabrication of a solvent-resistant microfluidic mixing device to produce discrete

Investigation of Thermally Responsive Block Copolymer Thin Film Morphologies Using Surface Gradients

October 20, 2010
Jennifer Y. Kelly, Julie N. Albert, John A. Howarter, Shuhui Kang, Christopher Stafford, Thomas H. Epps, Michael J. Fasolka
We report the use of a gradient library approach to characterize the structure and behavior of thin films of a thermally-responsive block copolymer (BCP), poly(styrene-b-tert-butyl acrylate), that exhibits chemical deprotection and morphological changes

Measuring Up to Sustainable Water: Report from the 2010 NIST/Virginia Tech. Water Workshop

September 9, 2010
Lauren F. Greenlee, Jessica D. Torrey, Stephanie A. Hooker, Michael J. Fasolka, Sunil K. Sinha, Marc A. Edwards
Securing water sources of sufficient quality and quantity poses a major barrier to growing communities. Major investments in capitol and materials are planned in water treatment and distribution system infrastructure over the next several decades, but

Gradient and Microfluidic Library Approaches to Polymer Interfaces

January 1, 2010
Michael J. Fasolka, Christopher M. Stafford, Kathryn L. Beers
We present and overview of research conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology aimed at developing combinatorial and high throughput measurement approaches to polymer surfaces, interfaces and thin films. Topics include, 1) the

Quantifying Residual Stress in Nanoscale Thin Polymer Films via Surface Wrinkling

March 19, 2009
Jun Y. Chung, Thomas Q. Chastek, Michael J. Fasolka, Hyun W. Ro, Christopher Stafford
Residual stress, a pervasive consequence of solid materials processing, is stress that remains in a material after external forces have been removed. In polymeric materials, residual stress results from processes, such as film formation, that force and

Living Anionic Polymerization Using a Microfluidic Reactor

January 15, 2009
Thomas Q. Chastek, Kazunori Iida, Eric J. Amis, Michael J. Fasolka, Kathryn L. Beers, Jae H. Chun
Living anionic polymerizations were conducted within aluminum-polyimide microfluidic devices. Polymerizations of styrene in cyclohexane were carried out at various conditions, including elevated temperature (60 °C) and high monomer concentration (42 %, by

Measuring the Modulus of Hydrated Contact Lenses via Surface Wrinkling

April 6, 2008
Jun Y. Chung, Young Jong Lee, Peyton Hopson, Michael J. Fasolka, Christopher Stafford
One of the most important considerations in the evaluation of hydrogels for biomedical and contact lens applications is the elastic modulus. The elastic modulus relates to several important factors including flexibility, comfort, adhesion, swelling

High throughput adhesion testing using a modified edge lift-off test

February 17, 2008
Jiong Liu, Martin Chiang, Michael J. Fasolka, Christopher Stafford
The strength of an adhesively bonded joint depends on a host of factors such as surface treatment, roughness, materials properties, cure conditions and environmental variables. Therefore testing of adhesion within this large parameter space can be very

Measurement of Reactivity Ratios in Surface-Initiated Copolymerization

August 21, 2007
Derek L. Patton, Kirt A. Page, Chang Xu, Kirsten Genson, Michael J. Fasolka, Kathryn L. Beers
This work describes a new approach to measure monomer reactivity ratios from surface-initiated copolymerizations using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Styrene/methyl methacrylate statistical copolymer brushes were prepared from various monomer feeds by

Surface Grafting of Polypyrrole onto Silicon Wafers

August 1, 2007
Daeson Sohn, Hyoseung Moon, Michael J. Fasolka, Naomi Eidelman, Sang-Mo Koo, Curt A. Richter, Eun S. Park, Joseph Kopanski, Eric J. Amis
A micromolding technique in capillaries was adapted to make uniform patterns of polypyrrole (Ppy), and the conductivities of the patterns were measured by direct contact IV curves and conductance AFM methods. Noncovalently bound Ppy patterns have high

NCMC Workshop ReportNCMC-10: Persistent Challenges in Combinatorial Materials Science

February 1, 2007
Michael J. Fasolka, Carol E. Laumeier, Kathryn L. Beers, Christopher M. Stafford
Tremendous advances in the development and application of combinatorial and high-throughput methods for materials research have been accomplished over the past 15 years. Despite these accomplishments, today s combinatorial materials science is met by some