ASM International fosters the understanding and application of metals and engineered materials and their research, design, reliable manufacture, use, and economic and social benefits. This is accomplished via a global information-sharing network of interaction among members in forums and meetings, education programs, and through publications and digital media.
The Minnesota Chapter of ASM International is located in the Twin Cities, Minnesota.
Polymeric Fluorous Phases and Nanoporous Carbon
Philippe Buhlmann - University of Minnesota
Chemical Sensors for Process Analysis and Health Care Chemical sensors are highly sensitive and selective analytical tools that offer a variety of advantages, such as simplicity of measurement, high analysis throughput, rapid detection, and low cost of analysis. While such sensors are used in clinical laboratories for billions of measurements every year, applications in biomedical sciences, the food industry, and envi-ronmental monitoring are hindered by biofouling and the frequent need for recalibration.
This talk by Prof. Phil Buhlmann from the Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota, will address the use of fluorous phases and nanoporous carbon materials for electrochemical sensing. Fluorous phases are the least polar of all condensed liquid phases and offer signifi-cant advantages over conventional sensing membrane materials because they are extreme-ly poor solvents for hydrophobic lipids and oils ubiquitous in biological systems. Moreover, the fluorous nature of the sensing membranes provides for extraordinary selectivities and chemical robustness. Nanoporous carbon materials complement the fluorous phases as they provide for an excellent capacitive interface between ionic and electron conduc-tors, providing electrochemical sensors with an excellent long term stability.
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
5:00 pm Social
6:00 pm Italian Buffet
7:00 pm Speaker
SAVE THE DATE - DECEMBER 10, 2014
Holiday Party and Author Presentation Dec 10th
MN Chapter ASM will host its annual holiday party in conjunction with its monthly technical meeting on Wednesday, December 10th at the Green Mill Best Western in Plymouth, Minnesota. Our guest presenter, John Laurence Busch, will conduct a multi-media presentation on Building the First "Steamship" in History. The presentation is based upon his book Steam Coffin, Caption Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Beat the Barrier.
Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of skepticism and fear.
The Savannah is more than a “steamship.” She is the first example of globalized high technology in history.
Visit www.steamcoffin.com for more reviews and background…
Spouses and guests are invited to attend and participate in the social hour and presentation.