This course deals with the physical properties of polymer solids. After describing the characteristics of structures and physical properties of solid polymers and the measurement methods, the correlation between structure and physical properties is discussed for bulk polymers.
The physical properties of solid polymers are related to their structure and molecular movements and form an important field of polymer science. Bulk polymers have countless applications, and understanding their physical properties based on the structures is important from an industry perspective.
At the end of this course, students will be able to
1) Explain the characteristics of solid polymer properties.
2) Select suitable measurement methods to measure the properties and structures of solid polymers.
3) Have an understanding of the correlation between the properties and structures for solid polymers.
solid polymers, polymer structures, polymer structure analysis, physical properties of polymers
|Intercultural skills||Communication skills||✔ Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Prior to attending class, students must get basic knowledge on the topics and have prepared the answer for the questions to help to present the solutions to each issue. Thus, they are strongly recommended to find and read the related chapters (or sections) in one of the reference books listed below. To cultivate a solid understanding of the lecture content and the skills to apply it, exercises will be assigned as necessary.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Structure and physical properties of solid polymers||Review the structure of solid polymers to recognize the aims of this course.|
|Class 2||Structure analysis of solid polymers I||Explain the measurements of the structure of solid polymers and propose appropriate methods.|
|Class 3||Structure analysis of solid polymers II||Explain the principles and procedure of the structure analysis of solid polymers.|
|Class 4||Structure analysis of solid polymers III||Evaluate the results of the structure analysis of solid polymers.|
|Class 5||Measurements of physical properties of solid polymers I||Explain the measurements of the physical properties of solid polymers and propose appropriate methods.|
|Class 6||Measurements of physical properties of solid polymers II||Explain the principles and procedure of the measurement of the physical properties of solid polymers.|
|Class 7||Measurements of physical properties of solid polymers III||Evaluate the data measured on the physical properties of solid polymers.|
|Class 8||Review||Review of this course|
No textbook is set.
D. I. Bower, An Introduction to Polymer Physics，Cambridge Univ. Press, 2002, ISBN 0-521-63721-X
I. M. Ward, J. Sweemey, Mechanical Properties of Solid Polymers (3rd Ed.) Wiley, 2013 ISBN978-1-444-31950-7
P.C. Hiemenz, T.P. Lodge, Polymer Chemistry (2nd Ed.), CRC Press, 2007 ISBN1-57444-779-3
Activities in class and the final examination or assignment.
Students must have successfully completed Introduction to Polymer Physical Chemistry，or have equivalent knowledge. It is desirable that students have successfully completed Polymer Physics III (Rheology), or have equivalent knowledge.