Conference - Ring Polymer Dynamics (Monash Prato Centre, Italy)


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Conference Ring Polymer Dynamics (Monash Prato Centre, Italy)

Synthetic polymers are a foundational technology that has profoundly changed modern life. In many cases, the properties of polymeric materials are determined by the behaviour of the ends of polymer chains in the liquid, glassy, and crystalline states. Ring polymers, on the other hand, have no ends, and recent work suggests that the unique topology of these molecules may enable the realization of unprecedented properties and functions, with novel applications in the design of advanced functional materials. Over the last decade, fundamental insight into the behaviour of ring polymers has been gained by combining systematic experiments at the molecular and bulk scale, with advanced numerical simulations that enable the analysis and interpretation of experimental data. The central finding of these studies is that the unique topology of rings leads to their static and dynamic behaviour being fundamentally different compared to linear chains in the various concentration regimes. However, a full understanding of ring polymer dynamics has not yet been achieved and insight at the molecular level is still lacking. The challenge is to understand how the topology of rings affects equilibrium and non-equilibrium dynamics of ring polymer solutions and melts. By bringing together leading researchers in the field, the workshop aims to bring focussed attention to the quantitative understanding of ring polymer dynamics.


June 14th to 16th 2023


Monash University Prato Centre (
Palazzo Vaj
Via Pugliesi, 26
59100 Prato (PO)

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Contact NameRavi Jagadeeshan
Contact Phone9905 3274
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