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Polyelectrolytes and electrochemically active membranes

Date: 1.1.1995-31.12.1997
Code: 2753
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Chemical Engineering (KTF), Laboratory of Polymer Technology
Address: Porthansgatan 3-5, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 230
Fax +358-2-2154 725
E-mail jnasman@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Jan Näsman, t.f. professor (1.1.1995-)
Researchers: DI Svante Holmberg (1.4.1995-)
Type of research: 2 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
Finnish funding organizations: Finlands Akademi (MATRA) FIM 817800
Man months: Totally: 54 months
Partners: Helsingfors universitet; Tekniska högskolan
Keywords: membranteknik, kalvotekniikka, protonledande, PVDF, sulfonering, proton conducting, PVDF, sulfonation,

The purpose of this projekt is to show how electroactive membranes can be prepared by specific synthesis, either by polymerisation from functionalised monomers, or by radiation induced grafting onto polymer films.The electrochemical characterisation and molecular modelling of these polymers, as well as analysis of chemical stability, are induced in the manifold och chemical and physico-chemical methods by which these new materials will be described, and ultimately, applications identified.


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