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Academic year
KBT025 - Polymer science
 
Owner: TKMTA
5,0 Credits (ECTS 7,5)
Grading: TH - Five, Four, Three, Not passed
Level: A
Department: 21 - CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING


Teaching language: Swedish

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 No Sp
0105 Examination 5,0 c Grading: TH   5,0 c   Contact examiner,  Contact examiner,  Contact examiner

In programs

TKEFA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING WITH ENGINEERING PHYSICS, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING(FOR ENGINEERS WITH U.C.IN CHEMICAL ENG), Year 2 (elective)
TKBIA BIOENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)
TKMTA CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, Year 4 (elective)

Examiner:

Professor  Mats Andersson



Eligibility:

For single subject courses within Chalmers programmes the same eligibility requirements apply, as to the programme(s) that the course is part of.

Aim

The course shall give a basic knowledge and understanding of the chemistry and physics of polymers. Topics specific to polymers both chemical and physical in nature are stressed. Important polymer areas treated are: synthesis, characterization, structure-properties relationships, the physics of solutions and solid state.

Content

In general the lectures follow the outline of the book used in the course. The lecture themes are as follows:

Introduction and basic principles
Polymer synthesis (step-growth, radical, ionic, coordination and co-polymerization)
Polymers in solution
Molar mass determination
Structure determination
The crystalline state
The amorphous state
Mechanical and dielectric properties
The elastomeric state
Structure - property relations
Liquid crystalline polymers
Electrically conducting polymers
Reactions of polymers and polymer degradation

The tutorials deal with important themes presented in the lectures.

The laboratory assignments start with the synthesis of two different polymers which are analyzed in the following sessions using SEC, DMA, DSC and NMR. The lab course ends with a lab seminar where the results are discussed.

Organisation

See Content

Literature

J.M.G. Cowie: Polymers: Chemistry & Physics of Modern Materials (2:nd edition).
Workbook.

Examination

To pass the course, passed written examination is required apart from fulfilled laboratory assignments and laboratory seminar.


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