2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit (San Francisco, CA: April 1-5)

MRS Spring 2013

GVD will be presenting at the 2013 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, which features 56 technical symposia grouped into five broad clusters: Energy, Nanomaterials, Electronics/Photonics, Biomaterials and General. 

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Conference: 2013 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit (San Francisco, CA: April 1-5)

Session Information: 

Session K: Materials for sustainable development
Title: Commercialized Nanomaterials: Vapor Deposited Polymers for Lubrication, Electrowetting, and Advanced Electronics Applications  
Date and Time: April 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Presenter: Dr. Shannan O'Shaughnessy - GVD Corporation 

A platform technology for the vapor deposition of nanoscale polymeric coatings retaining fragile chemical moieties has been commercialized. Developed in the labs of Dr. Karen Gleason at MIT, the process has shown commercial utility in dry lubrication, electrowetting, and packaging of advanced electronics among other applications. Many desirable materials for these applications depend on retention of chemical structure within deposited polymeric compositions. Key chemistries include room temperature deposited polytetrafluoroethylene, a novel approach for utilizing this long established material, along with siloxane and acrylate polymers. This talk will focus on the technological underpinnings of the process and how it was brought to industrial scale, along with products available from GVD Corporation, a Cambridge based materials technology company focused on delivering novel coating solutions.