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 small-angle X-ray scattering that is an essential technique to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers. This course also focuses on the tensor that is important for characterization of physical properties of anisotropic materials, and exercise problems related to tensor calculations are given and explained. Topics include the evaluation method of molecular mobilities of polymers by pulse NMR and the properties of particle-filled polymer composites.
At the end of this course, student will be able to:
1) Have a fundamental understanding of small-angle X-ray scattering that is an essential technique to characterize the structure and properties of crystalline polymers.
2) Have an understanding of tensor that is important for characterization of physical properties of anisotropic materials, and carry out tensor calculations, such as coordinate transformation of tensor.
Higher-order Structure of Polymer, Small-angle X-ray Scattering, One-dimensional Correlation Function, Tensor, Pulse NMR, Particle-Filled Polymer Composites
|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||Measurement Method and Scattering Theory for Small-angle X-ray Scattering|
|Class 2||Electron Density and Ideal Two-Phase Model|
|Class 3||Evaluation of Crystal Higher-order Structure by One-dimensional Correlation Function||Explain how to evaluate the higher-order structure by one-dimensional correlation function.|
|Class 4||Second-order Tensor (Stress, Strain), Third-order Tensor (Piezoelectric Constant)|
|Class 5||Fourth-order Tensor (Stiffness Constant, Compliance Constant)|
|Class 6||Exercises for Tensor Calculation||Do exercise problems about tensor calculations.|
|Class 7||Pulse NMR, Relaxation Time, Molecular Mobility|
|Class 8||Properties of Particle-Filled Polymer Composites|
Course materials can be found on OCW-i.
Students' course scores are based on final exam (80%) and exercise problems (20%).