C A L L F O R P A P E R S



THIRD INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON

INTERFACES IN POLYMER COMPOSITES AND LAMINATES WITH PARTICULAR FOCUS AT THE NANOSCALE

Hilton Savannah DeSoto, Savannah, GA, December 6-8, 2004

This is the third in the series of symposia on this topic the first of which was held in Newark, NJ in the Fall of 2000. This symposium will continue to focus on all of the key issues covered in the previous meetings and will in addition focus more sharply on the molecular organization and interactions of materials on the scale of 1 to 10 nanometers. In this regard it is clear that the key focus of the symposium will be in the realm of applied nano-technology. In addition the scope of the program will be enlarged to include such structures as advanced microcircuit devices which now feature structures on the order of 100 nanometers and are thus rapidly approaching a transition from micro-composite to nano-composite structures. Whereas it can clearly be argued that the topic of interfaces in composites has always been concerned with nano-structures, this meeting will attempt to bring this issue into clearer focus. Finally, the overall purpose of this symposium will be to provide a forum for the discussion of various ramifications of the myriad composite materials currently available and the understanding of the matrix/filler interfaces which make these structures possible. Particular focus will be on the dissemination of latest information available and the cross-pollination of ideas. The technical program will contain both invited overviews and contributed original research papers, and it is planned to chronicle the proceedings properly in a hard-bound volume.
Among the topics to be covered are:
  • Interfaces in dense micro-circuit structures


  • Physical Characterization of Polymer Interfaces at the nanoscale


  • Chemical Characterization of Polymer Interfaces using all Relevant Techniques, Particularly Spectroscopic


  • Fracture mechanics and testing of polymer composite interfaces


  • Effects of aging and environment on polymer composite interfaces


  • Adhesion properties and adhesion improvement


  • Chemistry of polymer composite interfaces


  • Physics and mechanics of polymer composite interfaces


  • Investigation of interfacial interactions between matrix and reinforcing filler
This symposium is being organized under the direction of Dr. K. L. Mittal, Editor, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology by MST Conferences, LLC. A proceedings volume is planned for this symposium and further details will be provided in due course. Please notify the conference chairman of your intentions to present a paper as early as possible. An abstract of about 200 words should be sent by July 15, 2004 to the conference chairman by any of the following methods:

E-mail: rhl@mstconf.com

FAX: 212-656-1016

Regular mail:



Dr. Robert H. Lacombe

Conference Chairman

3 Hammer Drive

Hopewell Junction, NY 12533



Contact by phone: 845-226-1393; 845-227-7026

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