In order to study the structure and properties of crystalline polymers, it is essential to understand the crystallization that is important for structural formation and acquire the ability to analyze the structure and properties by using various analytical methods. This course focuses on the wide-angle X-ray diffraction and light scattering which are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
At the end of this course, student will be able to:
1) Have an understanding of crystallization that is important for structural formation in crystalline polymers.
2) Have a fundamental understanding of wide-angle X-ray diffraction and light scattering which are essential techniques to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
Structure and Properties of Polymer, Crystallization of Polymer, Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction, X-ray Diffraction of Polymer, Crystal Orientation, Light Scattering
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||Specialist 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.
Attendance is taken in every class.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Structure and Properties of Polymer - Introduction -|
|Class 2||Crystallization and Fusion of Polymer|
|Class 3||Basics of X-ray Diffraction and Scattering|
|Class 4||Basic Theory of X-ray Diffraction||Explain the condition for X-ray diffraction.|
|Class 5||Measurement Method for Wide-angle X-ray Diffraction|
|Class 6||Evaluations of Crystallite Size and Degree of Crystallinity||Explain how to evaluate the crystallite size and degree of crystallinity.|
|Class 7||Evaluation of Crystal Orientation in Polymer||Explain how to evaluate the crystal orientation.|
|Class 8||Analysis of Higher-order Structure of Polymer by Light Scattering|
Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Students' course scores are based on final exam (80%) and quizzes (20%).