14D118 - Physical chemistry of polymers

Course specification
Course titlePhysical chemistry of polymers
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionChemistry of macromolecules or Properties of polymer materialsОблик условљености
    The goalStudents acquire knowledge on macromolecules, thier uniquiness, their molecular structure, solution behavior and properties in solid state. Students are required to present a talk on some relevant topic.
    The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are (i) capable of predicting the effect of polymer structure and morphology on its properties, (ii) they acquire knowledge on polymer uniquiness and their properties in solution and solid state and (iii) they acquire comunicational and social skills neccessary for team work.
    Contents of lecturesPolymer structure and morphology. Polymer in solutions. Phase and physical states of polymers. Crystalization kinetics. Thermodynamics of melting. Temperature of glass transition. Rubber elasticity. Bloc copolymers. Structure - properties relationship. Micro phase separation.
    Contents of exercisesStudy research work
    1. L. H. Sperling, “Introduction to Physical Polymer Science”, John Wiley&Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey, 2006
    2. H.G. Elias, “An Introduction to Polymer Science”, VCH, Weinheim, 1997
    3. D. C. Allport, W. H. Janes, “Block Copolymers”, John Wiley&Sons, New York, 1976
    4. G. ten Brinke, “From Homopolymers to Block Copolymers: An Introduction to the Theory of Micro Phase Separation”, Department f Polymer Science, University of Groningen, Holandija, handouts
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, discussions, seminars, consultations
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lectures5Test paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination50