14MTET20 - Characterization of polymers

Course specification
Course titleCharacterization of polymers
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
    Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
      ConditionPhysical chemistryОблик условљености
      The goalStudents acquire knowledge on different properties of polymers both in solution and in solid state and on experimental techniques for their determination. Effect of different parameters on the polymer properties is also discussed.
      The outcomeAfter the students fulfilled all the requirements and passed the exam, they are capable of choosing a proper experimental technique for required measurements, to process the obtained data and to relate properties of the investigated polymer to its structure.
      Contents of lecturesDilute solution thermodynamics. Definitions of molar masses and molar mass distribution. Methods of molar mass determination. Methods of molar mass distribution determination. Polymers in solid state. Structure of polymers and methods of determination. Thermal properties of polymers and methods of determination. Mechanical properties of polymers and methods of determination. Rheological properties of concentrated polymer solution and polymer melts and methods of determination. Electrical properties of polymers and methods of determination. Permeability properties of polymers and methods of determination. Polymer stability and methods of evaluation.
      Contents of exercisesDetermination of number average molar mass by osmometry. Determination of molar mass of macromolecules by viscometry. Determination of molar mass distribution by gel permeation chromatography. Investigation of polymers by thermogravimetric analysis. Determination of stress-strain diagram. Determination of polymer melt viscosity.
      1. E. Schröder, G. Müller, K.F. Arndt, Polymer Characterization, Hanser Publishers, Munich, 1989
      2. G. Kampf, Characterization of Plastics by Physical Methods, Hanser Publishers, Munich, 1986
      3. E. Collins, J. Bareš, F.W. Billmeyer, Jr., Experiments in Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1973
      4. T.A. Osswald, G. Menges, Materials Science of Polymers for Engineers, 2nd Edition, Carl Hanser Verlag, Munich 2003
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      LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
      Methods of teachingLectures, practical lessons, discussions
      Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
      Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
      Activites during lecturesTest paper
      Practical lessons6Oral examination50