Research seminar

28.05.2019 Przemysław Puła
Title: “Flory-Huggins theory and phase diagrams”
21.05.2019 Marta Wrońska
Title: “Real chains”
12.03.2019 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
Title: “Thermodynamics of polymer mixing-introduction to Flory-Huggins theory”
05.03.2019 Marta Wrońska
Title: “Real chains. Monomer-solvent interactions, types of solvents, free energy”
26.02.2019 Muhammad Ali
Title: “Conference review”
22.01.2019 Przemysław Puła
Title: “Atomic Layer Deposition of tin dioxide films – details”
10.01.2019 Muhammad Ali
Title: “Spontaneous Formation of Polarization Diffraction Gratings in Surface-Stabilized Cells Filled with Liquid Crystals in the Modulated Nematic Mode”
20.12.2018 Arkadiusz Leniart
Title: “Block copolymers at interfaces”
11.12.2018 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
Title: “Transformacja Fouriera”
04.12.2018 Marta Wrońska
Title: “Ideal chains: conformations, parameters, models, free energy and methods of measuring”
27.11.2018 Przemysław Puła
Title: “Mathematical description of polymer chains length and theory underlying experimental methods for determination of polymer molecular weight”
20.11.2018 Prof. Paweł Kebliński
Title: “Heat at Interfaces”
13.11.2018 Marta Wrońska
Title: “Fantastic polymers and where to find them – properties and applications of polymers and copolymers”
30.10.2018 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
Title: “Thin Layers – Coating Methods”
23.10.2018 Arkadiusz Leniart
Title: “Laser Annealing Methods”
09.10.2018 Marta Wrońska
Title: “Przejście szkliste i jego znaczenie w polimerach i kopolimerach”
02.07.2018 Prof. Richard Spontak
Title: “Direct Self-Assembly of Block Copolymers as a Route to Novel Hierarchical Superstructures”
12.06.2018 Przemysław Puła
Title: “Diffusion, Adsorption and Reaction Equilibria in Sequential Infiltration Synthesis of Block Copolymers”
05.06.2018 dr Paweł Majewski
Title: “Self-Assembly beyond 2D – Interactions in Muliti-Layered Block Copolymer Films”
29.05.2018 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
Title: “Block Copolymer Graphoepitaxy”
22.05.2018 Arkadiusz Leniart
Title: “Directed Self-Assembly of Asymmetric Block Copolymers in Thin Films Driven by Uniaxially Aligned Topographic Patterns”
Paper review
Title: “Directed Self-Assembly of Asymmetric Block Copolymers in Thin Films Driven by Uniaxially Aligned Topographic Patterns”
Authors: Thomas Russel et al.
Journal and publication date:2018, ACS Nano, 12(2), pp. 1642-1649
17.05.2018 Magdalena Fedorczykc
Title: “Various methods of polymers synthesis”
8.05.2018 Rebecca Walker
Title: “Liquid Crystal Dimers and the Twist-Bend Nematic Phase”
Paper review
Title: “Spontaneous chirality through mixing achiral
components: a twist-bend nematic phase
driven by hydrogen-bonding between unlike
Authors: Rebecca Walker et al.
Journal and publication date:Chem. Commun., 2018, 54, 3383
24.04.2018 Karolina Łempicka
Title: “Magneto-optical activity in thin films of transition metal-doped liquid crystal”
Paper review
Title: “Spin Exchange Interaction in Substituted Copper Phthalocyanine Crystalline Thin Films”
Authors: Naveen Rawat et al.
Journal and publication date: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2015
27.03.2018 Prof. Natasa Vaupotic
Title: “Nanoscale-modulated helical phases with homogeneous electron density distribution”
20.03.2018 Przemyslaw Pula
Title: “Gas sensors – working principle, examples and details”
Paper review
Title: “A Highly Sensitive and Fast-Responding SnO2 Sensor Fabricated by
Combustion Chemical Vapor Deposition”
Authors: Ying Liu, Erik Koep, and Meilin Liu
Journal and publication date: Chem. Mater. 2005, 17, 3997-4000
Title: “Sulphonated polystyrene-b-poly(4-vinylpyridine) with
nanostructures induced by phase separation as promising humidity
sensitive material”
Authors: Yang Li ∗, Huijie Zhao, Mingfei Jiao, Mujie Yang
Journal and publication date: Sensors and Actuators B 257 (2018) 1118–1127
6.03.2018 Dr. Jadwiga Szydlowska
Title: “Electronic properties of semiconductors”
15.02.2018 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
Title: “Sequential Infiltration of Self-Assembled Block Copolymers: A Study by Atomic Force Microscopy”
Paper review
Title: “Sequential Infiltration of Self-Assembled Block Copolymers: A Study
by Atomic Force Microscopy”
Authors: Matteo Lorenzoni et al.
Journal and publication date:J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 3078−3086
8.02.2018 Dr. Damian Pociecha
Title: “X-ray diffraction as a tool for structural studies of liquid crystals. Part 2”
1.02.2018 Dr. Damian Pociecha
Title: “X-ray diffraction as a tool for structural studies of liquid crystals. Part 1”
25.01.2018 Catriona Crawford
Title: “Liquid crystal blue phases and measures of controlling their structure”
Paper review
Title: “Directed self-assembly of liquid crystalline blue-phases into ideal single-crystals”
Authors: Jose A. Martinez-Gonzalez et al.
Journal and publication date:NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 2017
Title: “Strain-induced alignment and phase behaviour of blue phase liquid crystals confined to thin films”
Authors: Emre Bukusoglu et al.
Journal and publication date: Soft Matter, 2017,
13, 8999
18.01.2018 Dr. Pawel Majewski
Title: “Surface cleaning methods and surface functionalization techniques in self-assembling materials research”
11.01.2018 Dr. Mirosław Salamończyk
Title: “Chirality in liquid crystalline phases”
21.12.2017 Arkadiusz Leniart
Title: “Rapid thermal processing”
Paper review

Title: “Pathway-engineering for highly-aligned block copolymer arrays”
Authors: F Ferrarese Lupi et al
Journal and publication date: Nanotechnology 24 315601, 2013
Title: “Rapid thermal processing of self-assembling block copolymer thin films”
Authors: Y Choo, P W Majewski, M Fukuto, C O Osuji and K G Yager
Journal and publication date: Nanoscale, 2018,10, 416-427

14.12.2017 Muhammad Ali
Title: “Birefringence Measurements”
Paper review

Title: “The temperature dependence of the heliconical tilt angle in the twist-bend nematic phase of the odd dimer CB7CB”
Authors: C. Meyer, G. R. Luckhurst and I. Dozov
Journal and publication date: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2015, 3, 318.

7.12.2017 Magdalena Fedorczyk
Title: “Combinatorial chemistry”
Paper review

Title: “Application of Combinatorial Chemistry and High- Throughput Methods in the Syntheses and Investigations of Polymer Materials”
Authors: M. El Fray, M. Putrej
Journal and publication date: Polimery, 3 (2009), pp. 179-188

Title: “Structure–property correlations in a combinatorial library of degradable biomaterials”
Authors: Brocchini S., James K., Tangpasuthadol V., Kohn J.
Journal and publication date: Journal of Biomaterials Research, 1 (199*), pp. 66-75.

16.11.2017 Prof. Ewa Gorecka
Title: “Chirality in Materials Built of Non-Chiral Molecules”
9.11.2017 Andrzej Sitkiewicz
“Silicon Nanowires for Gas Sensing Applications”
2.11.2017 Karolina Lempicka
Title: “Preparation of thin organic materials films for magneto-optical Faraday rotation measurements”
26.10.2017 Przemyslaw Pula
Title: “Chemical and Physical Methods of Conversion of Block-copolymer Templates into Inorganic Nanostructured Materials”

Dr. Jaroslaw Majewski

Prof. Adjunct University of California, Davis, National Science Foundation, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Title: “Neutrons: Production and Utilization for Structure and Dynamic Studies”


Dr. Jadwiga Szydlowska

Title: “Time-of-Flight (TOF) Charge Mobility Measurements”


Arkadiusz Leniart

Paper review

Title: “Ultrafast Self-Assembly of Sub-10 nm Block Copolymer Nanostructures by Solvent-Free High-Temperature Laser Annealing”
Authors: Jing Jiang, Alan G. Jacobs, Brandon Wenning, Clemens Liedel, Michael O. Thompson and Christopher K. Ober
Affiliation: Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853, United States
Journal and publication date: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 31317−31324
DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b00774


Muhammad Ali

Title: “Interference, diffraction, diffraction gratings and index gratings in liquid crystals”


Magdalena Fedorczyk

Paper review

Title: “Selective Separation of Similarly Sized Proteins with Tunable Nanoporous Block Copolymer Membranes”
Authors: Xiaoyan Qiu, Haizhou Yu, Madhavan Karunakaran, Neelakanda Pradeep, Suzana P. Nunes and
Klaus-Viktor Peinemann
Affiliation: Advanced Membranes and Porous Materials Center and Water Desalination and Reuse Center, 4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Journal and publication date: ACS Nano, 2013, 7(1), pp 768-776
DOI: 10.1021/nn305073e