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The Birck Nanotechnology Center (BNC) is an interdisciplinary research unit that provides infrastructure for 160 affiliated faculty members and their research groups from 36 academic units at Purdue. The 186,000 sq ft. facility includes a 25,000 sq. ft. ISO Class 3-4-5 (Class 1-10-100) nanofabrication cleanroom – the Scifres Nanofabrication Laboratory – that includes a 2,500 sq. ft. ISO Class 6 (Class 1000) pharmaceutical-grade biomolecular cleanroom.

2-Dimensional Hexagonal Boron Nitride on Silicon


by Oksana Makarova

BNC Annual All User Training

January 15, 2020

Required Birck Nanotechnology Center all user training completion date is January 26th, 2020. ...

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BNC Seminar: Mark D. Soucek, Sudar Aggarwal Endowed Research Chair and Chair, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron

January 29, 2020

In Search of More Sustainable Biomass Based Polymeric Materials

Abstract: Thusfar, my group has focused on seed oil based materials for composites, tires, films and coatings; and some work corn based PLA materials for coatings.  We will report on enzyme strippable PLA coatings that have the potential to be easily developed into composable films.  Our work on norbornylized seed oils has resulted in new materials for tires in terms of replacement of aromatic oils, and as the subsequent epoxidation of these norbornylized oils into biobased cycloaliphatic epoxides has resulted in new materials for replacement of unsaturated/styrene polymers (UPE) in UPE composites, and for the replacement of bisphenol-A can coatings.  We will also report on recent work on UV-curable alkyds as possible candidates for films technology. 

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