47th microsymposium


Microsymposium Chair


PRAGUE, 15 – 19 July 2007

Second circular


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71st meeting – 47th Microsymposium

under the auspices of the

Macromolecular Division
Jung-Il Jin
President of the Polymer Division

Microsymposium Chair

Věra Cimrová

International Advisory Board


E. Brynda, I. Kmínek, Č. Koňák, L. Machová, M. Netopilík, P. Pavlačková, A. Strachota, D. Výprachtický

Organized by the


F. Rypáček
Director of the Institute

D. Výprachtický
P.M.M. Head

E. Grisová, M. Rodová
P.M.M. Secretariat

J. Jůza, J. Kaprálek
P.M.M. Technical Managers


Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
P.M.M. Secretariat
Heyrovského nám. 2
162 06 Praha 6, Czech Republic


Phone:  +420-296 809 332
Fax: +420-296 809 410


All sessions will be held in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i., Praha 6, Heyrovského nám. 2.


English is the working language of the Microsymposium; no translation will be provided. All materials for publication must be submitted in English.


Data-Video-Projector (XGA) connected to a local PC will be available. Following media can be used for transfer of data: FDD 3.5", CD, DVD, USB-Flash. Other supported inputs are via: PCMCIA, IEEE 1394 ports, 4-in-1 Card Reader-Multimedia Card, Secure Digital, Smart Media, or from VHS. No connection of private notebooks or laptops will be allowed. Full functionality of the presentation will be checked by the technical staff in advance.

In addition, an overhead projector will be available.


Christoph Brabec (Konarka Technologies, Linz, Austria)
Structure – property relation and design of optimized materials for bulk-heterojucntion solar cells - towards 10 % energy conversion efficiency

Show-An Chen (National Tsing-Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Multiple Functionalities of Pendent Charge Transport Moiety in Electroluminescent Conjugated Polymers

Yasuhiro Koike (Keio University, Yokohama, Japan)
Photonics Polymers for Fiber-to-the-Display

John de Mello (Imperial College London, UK)
Integrated Sensors for Point-of-Care Diagnostics

Gabriele Nelles (SONY Deutschland GmbH,Materials Science Laboratory, Stuttgart, Germany)
Material Optimization for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

Yoshiyuki Okamoto (Polytechnic University, New York, USA)
Synthesis and Characterization of New Amorphous Perfluoro-Polymers

Moonhor Ree, O. Kim, S. Baek, D. Lee, J. Kim (Pohang University of Science & Technology , Pohang Republic of Korea)
Novel digital nonvolatile memory devices based on semiconducting polymer thin films

Gerhard Wegner (Max-Planck Institute of Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany)
Managing Photoexcited States in Conjugated Polymers



J.R. Bartoli, V.M. Giacon, M.I. Alayo, M.N.P. Carreño (Brazil)
Polymeric optical waveguides fabricated by plasma fluorination process 

F. Böhme, U. Oertel, H. Komber (Germany)
Optical probes for acid-base interactions in polymeric mixtures

W. Brütting, A. Opitz, S. Grecu, M. Bronner (Germany)
Charge carrier transport in organic field-effect devices

K. Cho (Korea)
Surface-induced self-assembly of conjugated organic molecules for high-performance supramolecular electronics

F. Ouhib, R.C. Hiorns, R. De Bettignies, S. Bailly, A. Khoukh, J. Desbrières, C. Dagron-Lartigau (France)
Synthesis and characterisation of regioregular polythiophene derivatives based on octylphenylthiophene for bulk heterojunction photovoltaic cells

A.M. Egbe, A. Wild, E. Tekin, U.S. Schubert (Netherlands)
Anthracene- and thiophene-containing poly(-p-arylene-ethynylene)/poly(-p-arylene-vinylene)s: optimized structures for photovoltaic applications

I. Glowacki, Z. Szamel (Poland)
Energy transfer and charge trapping processes in poly(N-vinylcarbazole) doped with iridium comlexes

S. Gurlui, E. Buruiana, T. Buruiana, G. Strat, M. Strat, V. Pohoata (Romania)
Fluorescence properties of some polyurethane derivatives with stilbene and pyrene rings

D.J. Asunskis, I.L. Bolotin, A.T. Wroble, A.M. Zachary, L. Hanley (USA)
Preparation and analysis of lead sulfide nanocrystal-polymer nanocomposite films for optoelectronic applications

R.L. Patyk, B. S. Lomba, A.F. Nogueira, C.A. Furtado, A.P. Santos, R.M.Q. Mello, L. Micaroni, I.A. Hümmelgen (Brazil)
High open-circuit voltage photovoltaic devices based on modified carbon nanotube blends - polybithiophene heterojunctions

T. Ishigure (Japan)
Polymer optical fiber and waveguide for high-speed optical interconnections

S. Janietz, H. Krueger, M. Thesen, B. Fischer, A. Wedel (Germany)
Solution processible non-conjugated electrophosphorescent polymers

V. Senkovskyy, N. Khanduyeva, M. Stamm, A. Kiriy (Germany)
Conductive polymer brush of regioregular head-to-tail poly(3-alkylthiophene) via catalyst-transfer surface-initiated polycondensation (Germany)

D. Bléger, D. Kreher, Mathevet, A.J. Attias, G. Schull, L. Douillard, C. Fiorini-Debuisschert, F. Charra (France)
A surface-mediated bonding for rational design of multiscale molecular self-assemblies: towards novel polymer-like topologies

S. Kaufmann, T. Stöferle, N. Moll, R.F. Mahrt (Switzerland)
Resonant energy transfer within a colloidal nanocrystal polymer host system

N. Sary, R. Mezzenga, C. Brochon , G. Hadziioannou, J. Ruokolainen (Switzerland)
Interfaces nanostructuring by blending rod‑coil block copolymers and rods: a promising route towards polymer photovoltaic materials

F. Mikeš, J. Baldrian, J. Pleštil (USA)
Synthesis and characterization of a transparent thermally and chemically stable perfluoro polymer: perfluoro poly(2-methylene-1,3-dioxolane)

A. Charas, A. L. Mendonça, L. Alcácer, J. Morgado, J. Cabanillas-Gonzalez, T. Vergili, G. Lanzani (Portugal)
Photoactive PMMA-polyfluorene copolymers

D. Neher, X. Yang (Germany)
Electrophosporescent Devices

S.Y. Park  (Korea)
Highly fluorescent photochromic polymers: bistable optical recording and fluorescence patterning

K. Gatsouli, A. Meristoudi, A. Tsigara, G. Manasis, N. Vainos, S. Pispas (Greece)
Polymer based hybrid materials for photonic sensors

S. Reynaud, B. Grassl, C. Thévenot, M. Bouhadid, N. Redon, J. Desbrières (France)
Intrinsically conducting composite films and hydrogels for chemical sensors and drug release

S. Sakthivel, D. Mangalaraj (India)
Preparation, characterization and applications of some conducting polymers and blend films

N. Benson, M. Schidleja, C. Melzer, H. von Seggern (Germany)
Organic CMOS inverters through dielectric interface modification of OFETs

Y. Shirota (Japan)
Photo- and electroactive pendant polymers and amorphous molecular materials for electronics and photonics

A. Tagaya, Y. Koike (Japan)
Zero zero-birefringence polymers for optical devices

Y. Tajitsu, K. Fukuda, T. Takaki (Japan)
Large ion-conductivity of transparent film of hydroxyapatite and polyvinyl alcohol nanocomposite

J.M. Verilhac, G. LeBlevennec, A. Pron, R. Pokrop, M. Zagorska, J.P. Travers (France)
Electronic transport properties vs structural organization of thin layers of different regioregular polythiophene derivatives: effect of chain length and processing conditions.

T. Tsutsui (Japan)
Material design of oligomers and polymers for organic field-effect transistors

P. Miskiewicz, J. Jung, S. Kotarba, I. Glowacki, M. Shkunov, M. Heeney, W. Zhang, W. Maniukiewicz, J. Ulanski (Poland)
FETs made of anisotropic layers of quaterthiophene derivatives

M. Lebental, C. Arnaud, J.S. Lauret,  J. Zyss, C. Schmit, E. Bogomolny (France)
Tailored shapes of organic micro-lasers: a testbed for wave chaos physics


The number of poster communications is limited (2 posters per registered participant). Every poster communication must be registered for presentation on the Registration Form; the registered poster communication is automatically accepted if the author's participation fee has been remitted.

The poster boards are 120 cm high and 120 cm wide. The material for mounting posters will be provided.


Abstracts of main and special lectures and all registered poster communications will be published in the Programme Booklet provided their texts have reached the P.M.M. Secretariat by 30 April 2007. We collect abstracts either on diskettes or CD, by e-mail, or through the Microsymposium website. File formats: RTF or Microsoft Word are most suitable, files in PDF or as GIF pictures with resolution 600 dpi will also be accepted.

It is useful to use file names derived from the name of the participant (if you register using the WWW form and upload your abstract, the file is renamed automatically). You may also send a hard copy of the abstract by mail; facsimiles cannot be accepted.

The P.M.M. Secretariat will confirm the receipt of the abstracts of all registered participants. Abstracts of unregistered participants will be neither confirmed nor published or returned.

Abstracts, except for their headings, will be printed without editing.

The Programme Booklet will be available at the Registration Desk.

Preparation of abstracts

Abstracts should not exceed one page of the A4 size.

A sample of an abstract is available at in RTF format.

Abstracts with the format not corresponding to that of the sample will not be accepted.


Main lectures, special lectures and selected poster communications will be published in a special volume of Macromolecular Symposia (see: ; Conferences on Macromolecular Science). All the papers submitted to Macromolecular Symposia are subject to peer review. A maximum of 10 pages is allowed for main lecture and 6 pages for special lecture or poster communication. The manuscripts must be prepared in accordance with the instructions available on and submitted via Online Submission and Refereeing Tool manuscriptXpress. The deadlines and detailed submission instruction will be announced. The “Instructions to Authors” we will communicate to all registered participants at the beginning of the submission period. 

Social events

  1. Welcome reception in Břevnov Abbey on Monday 16 July at 7 p.m. - included in registration fee.
  2. Guided visit to Křivoklát castle and Lány, Wednesday. The excursion will not coincide with any programme session. Please book for the excursion using the Registration Form (admission by tickets only). Price: 90 EUR(extra fee).
  3. Farewell drink, Thursday - - included in registration fee.

Welcome reception

takes place in Břevnov Abbey on Monday 16 July at 7 p.m.

Brevnov Archabbey

The description of the way is offered in a separate document.


Guided visit to the medieval castle Křivoklát, 40 km west of Prague, which used to be a seat of princes and kings of Bohemia from the Přemyslide dynasty (until 1306) and of kings of the Luxemburg (1310-1437) and Jagiello (1471-1526) dynasties. The excursion continues in the game park in Lány, which is a part of the chateau parkland. The Baroque chateau Lany is the official summer residence of presidents of the Czech Republic. After a walk through the game park an informal dinner will be served in the Hotel Classic. Those who are interested can visit the museum of historic sport cars with about 50 exhibits.


Registration Form/Fees 30 April 2007
Abstracts 30 April 2007
Cancellation of registration (if full refund is required) 1 June 2007



Sunday, 15 July

16:00 – 19:00 On-site registration

Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Praha 6, Heyrovského nám. 2

All participants, including invited speakers, should register

The registration will continue on Monday

All the following sessions (Monday through Thursday) take place in the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry, Prague 6, Heyrovského n. 2.

Monday, 16 July   Tuesday, 17 July   Wednesday, 18 July   Thursday, 19 July
08:00 - 16:00 Registration (continued)                  
09:00 - 09:30 Opening of the Microsymposium   08:30 - 17:30 Lectures   08:30 - 12:00 Lectures   08:30 - 16:00 Lectures
09:30 - 17:30 Lectures                  
            14:00 - 22:00 Excursion   16:00 Farewell drink - complimentary for all participants
19:00 - 22:00 Welcome reception         Please book for the excursion using the Registration Form.
Price: 90 EUR (extra fee).




Final registration

Any person wishing to attend the Microsymposium (including speakers) must submit the enclosed Registration Form to the P.M.M. Secretariat. The confirmation of registration means only that your registration is accepted. It is not a receipt of payment (see Remittance of fees).

Please note that the title of any contribution should be definitive and identical with the abstract heading.

Registration fees

The fees can be paid in any convertible currency but the total must be equivalent to the sum specified in Euro:

  30 April at the latest After 30 April including on-site
Full fee 450 EUR 550 EUR
IUPAC Affiliate Member fee* 420 EUR 520 EUR
Student fee** 250 EUR 350 EUR
Accompanying person fee ***   50 EUR   50 EUR
Excursion   90 EUR   90 EUR

The registration fee includes Microsymposium materials, admission to all sessions, refreshments, four lunches, and participation in the welcome reception and farewell drink.

* The participant is requested to give the number of his/her IUPAC Affiliate Membership card valid in 2007 in his/her Registration Form and show the card during on-site registration.

** Student-rate registration is available for students who can prove their full-time student status by submitting a statement of their university or institute.

*** Accompanying person fee includes participation in the welcome reception and farewell drink.

Remittance of fees

Please order your bank to transfer the respective amount to the following account:

Account name: Ustav makromolekulární chemie AV CR, v.v.i., Heyrovskeho nam. 2, 162 06 Praha 6
Account number in national format: 478387443/0300
International Bank Account Number (IBAN): CZ14 0300 0000 0004 7838 7443
Variable symbol: 8147
Payment title: 355
Bank: Ceskoslovenska obchodni banka (address: Na prikope 14, CZ-115 20 Praha 1, Czech Republic.)
Bank Identifier Code (BIC). CEKOCZPP

The P.M.M. Secretariat will acknowledge payments by mailing receipts.

The secretariat is able to accept mail order (MO) payments with embossed Eurocard/Mastercard or VISA cards. You have to print out a mail order (its generating is possible from the on-line registration form; blank mail orders are also available here in html, rtf, or pdf, but using of those generated during sending registration form is preferred), fully and correctly fill it, sign it and send to the address of the P.M.M. Secretariat. The receipt of payment will be confirmed. We note that the bank requires that the total amount to be paid must be indicated in Czech crowns; the price in Czech crowns appears on the registration form.

Remittance of fees is to be made by 30 April 2007. If a mail order is delivered to the P.M.M. Secretariat or payment recorded in the bank in Prague after 5 May 2007 (late payment), the higher rates of registration fees will come into effect and possible arrears will have to be cleared at the Registration Desk. On-site cash payment of a registration fee as a late payment may be accepted only exceptionally and after preliminary agreement of the Organizers. Without such agreement, the applicant cannot be included in the list of participants in Programme Booklet.


In the event of cancellation of participation, a full refund of the fees paid (less an administrative bank tax) will be made if the P.M.M. Secretariat receives notification before 1 June 2007. Only 75 % of the fees paid will be refunded if cancellation is received after 1 June but before 15 June 2007.

In any case, please inform the P.M.M. Secretariat where to return the payment (bank, address, and account No.). Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after 15 June 2007.


A list of hotels of various categories including a student hostel will be available on the web of Congress Agency EKU (CZ -110 00 Praha 1, Vodičkova 17, e-mail,, phone/fax +420-224 947 589)


Information about

can be found in the "Permanent information" on


All correspondence should be addressed to the

P.M.M. Secretariat
Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry AS CR, v.v.i.
Heyrovského nám. 2
CZ-162 06 Praha 6
Czech Republic
Phone: +420-296 809 332
Fax:      +420-296 809 410

E-mail: sympo


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