MAT 511 Polymer Chemistry and Physics Select Term:
Fundamental principles of polymer chemistry and physics will be offered. In polymer chemistry polymerization reactions, kinetics and thermodynamics will be studied. Utilization of kinetic and thermodynamic parameters for the synthesis of different types of polymer structures, and the process conditions will be evaluated. A basic understanding of the reaction parameters for controlling polymerization rates, molecular weights, structural features and mechanical properties will be given. In polymer physics, the molecular structures of the single chain, of polymers in dilute solution and in the bulk state will be investigated. Physical properties of polymer mixtures, blends and gels will be investigated. Glass transition and crytallization in polymers and their effects on physical properties will be studied. A working knowledge of polymer chemistry and physics will be provided by laboratory and computer experiments.
SU Credits : 4
ECTS Credit : 10
Prerequisite : -
Corequisite : MAT 511L