Polymer Chemistry and Physics (MAT 511)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Materials Sci.& Nano Eng.(MAT)
4
10.00
Yusuf Ziya Mencelo─člu -yusufm@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Laboratory
Interactive
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CONTENT

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.

OBJECTIVE

To introduce Materials Science and Engineering graduate students to the basic concepts of polymer chemistry and physics, and to provide sufficient background to students to understand polymeric materials.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Upon successful completion of Polymer Chemistry and Physics (MAT 511), students are expected to be able to:

Comprehend fundamental principles of polymer chemistry and physics
Analyze polymerization reactions, kinetics and thermodynamics and evaluate the synthesis of different types of polymer structures, and the process conditions
Identify the reaction parameters for controlling polymerization rates, molecular weights, structural features and mechanical properties.
Investigate the molecular structures of the single chain, of polymers in dilute solution and in the bulk state
Identify Physical properties of polymer mixtures, blends and gels
Analyze glass transition and crystallization in polymers and their effects on physical properties.
Gain working knowledge of polymer chemistry and physics by laboratory and computer experiments.

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 60
Assignment 0
Other 40

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

"Principles of Polymerization" by Odian, Wiley-Interscience (ISBN: 0471610208)

Readings

"Textbook of Polymer Science" by Billmeyer, Wiley (ISBN: 0471072966)
"Polymer synthesis and characterization: a laboratory manual" by Stanley R. Sandler [et al.], Academic Press (ISBN: 012618240-X)
"Polymer Physics" by M. Rubinstein and R. H. Colby, Oxford University Press (ISBN: 019852059-X)