PHYSMonday, August 18, 2008

1:20 PM-5:00 PM Loews -- Commonwealth C, Oral
Fundamental Advances in Contemporary NMR Spectroscopy
NMR Perspectives on Nanocomposites and Biopolymers
Organizer:Lucio Frydman
Organizer, Presiding:Mei Hong
1:20 PMInvestigating the structure of biopolymers at material surfaces with NMR spectroscopy
Gary P. Drobny
2:00 PMSolid state NMR investigation of the biomineralized calcite of coccoliths from Emiliania huxleyi
Ronen Gertman, Ira Ben-Shir, Shifi Kababya, Asher Schmidt
2:40 PMSolid-state NMR studies of organization and dynamics in soft molecular matter
Daniel Topgaard
3:00 PMIntermission
3:20 PMFollowing fungal melanin biosynthesis with solid-state NMR: Biopolymer molecular structures and possible connections to cell-wall polysaccharides
Ruth E. Stark, Junyan Zhong, Susana Frases, Hsin Wang, Arturo Casadevall
4:00 PMMolecular order, disorder, and dynamics in templated silicate frameworks revealed by 29Si-29Si scalar and dipolar interactions
Bradley F. Chmelka, Sylvian Cadars, Darren Brouwer
4:40 PMMQ-NMR of filled silicone elastomers and nanocomposites
Robert Maxwell, Julie L. Herberg, Sarah C. Chinn, Ticora V Jones, Tom Wilson, Theodore F. Baumann

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