In order to study the structure and properties of crystalline polymers, it is essential to acquire the ability to analyze the structure and properties by using various analytical methods. This course focuses on the wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), including the theory and analytical methods, which are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
This course also focuses on the basic concepts to control the structure and properties of crystalline polymers and polymer composites after introducing the research on the crystallization and microcellular foaming of crystalline polymers by using high-pressure carbon dioxide treatment, and the research on the electrical conductive particle-filled polymer composites.
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of wide-angle X-ray diffraction (WAXD) and small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) that are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
2) Have an ability to analyze the structure of polymers by using WAXD and SAXS.
3) Have a fundamental understanding of basic concepts to control the structure and properties of crystalline polymers and polymer composites.
Structure and Properties of Polymer, Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction, Small-angle X-ray Scattering, High-pressure Carbon Dioxide, Microcellular Plastics, Electrical Conducive Particle-Filled Polymer Composites
|✔ Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Before coming to class, students should check the course schedule and read the course materials on OCW-i.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Theory and Measurement Methods of X-ray Diffraction and Scattering|
|Class 2||Theory and Method for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction (Crystallite Size and Degree of Crystallinity)|
|Class 3||Theory and Method for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction (Crystal Orientation)||Evaluation of the structure of crystalline polymer by wide-angle X-ray diffraction.|
|Class 4||Theory for Structure Analysis of Polymer by Small-angle X-ray Scattering|
|Class 5||Analysis of Crystalline Higher-order Structure of Polymer by One-dimensional Correlation Function||Evaluation of the higher-order structure of crystalline polymer by small-angle X-ray scattering.|
|Class 6||Control of Structure and Properties of Crystalline Polymer by High-pressure Carbon Dioxide Treatment|
|Class 7||Electrical Conducive Particle-Filled Polymer Composites|
To enhance effective learning, students are encouraged to spend approximately 100 minutes preparing for class and another 100 minutes reviewing class content afterwards (including assignments) for each class.
They should do so by referring to textbooks and other course material.
Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Students' course scores are based on reports (100%).