Introduction to Vapor Sorption Techniques and its Applications

September 30, 2019 @ 9:00AM-3:30PM | Marcus Nanotechnology Building 1117-1118 | Georgia Tech

Vapor sorption techniques of Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS) and Inverse Gas Chromatography (IGC) will be introduced in this seminar. The presentations will focus on the physicochemical characterization capabilities offered by the DVS and IGC in polymers, films, powders, nanomaterials, and composites. Related to IGC, practical examples and case studies will cover a wide range of relevant problems including: surface energetics, wetting behavior, composite adhesion/ cohesion phenomena, solubility parameters, and powder flowability/agglomeration. Related to DVS, examples and case studies will be reviewed, such as, moisture sorption properties, drying and shelf life stability, determination of amorphous contents, vapor-induced phase changes, and vapor diffusion/permeability studies.


9:00 AM Registration & Refreshments
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Welcome Address & IEN Overview
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Introduction to DVS - Background Science & Applications
10:45 AM – 11:45AM Guest Lecture: “Understanding and controlling waterorganic co-transport in amorphous microporous materials” - Prof. Ryan Lively, Department of Chemical and
Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM IEN Cleanroom and Laboratory Tour
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Introduction to IGC - Background Science & Applications
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Networking Session and Q&A