Defense Date

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Physics and Applied Physics

First Advisor

Massimo Bertino

Abstract

This is a report on the study of the drying of nanoporous polymer foam material fabricated by photolithogtaphic methods. Three drying methods were employed, which were air drying, supercritical drying and freeze drying. After fabrication and drying, physical properties of the polymer foams were measured. These measurements included density of the material, Young’s modulus, surface area, and the shape of the skeletal particles. The measurements determined the effect of the polymer concentration and the effect of drying methods. It was determined that polymer concentration had a much larger effect on the properties of the materials than the drying method.

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Is Part Of

VCU Theses and Dissertations

Date of Submission

4-20-2016

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