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CHEM 544. Polymer Physical Chemistry and Analysis. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: CHEM 212/312 or CHEM 216/316 or equivalent; CHEM 351 or equivalent.

Physical properties of polymers and coatings and their measurement; molecular weight averages, glass transition, thermodynamics of polymers, viscoelastic properties, rheology; molecular weight determination, thermal analysis, spectroscopic analysis, mechanical testing, atomic force microscopy. Special individual project. Not open to students with credit in CHEM 444. 3 lectures.