Functional Polymeric Materials (3) In-depth discussions of structure/property relationships in functional polymers and modern concepts of structural design of polymers.
MATSE 575 Functional Polymeric Materials (3)
This course will deal with a variety of physical properties ranging from mechanical and optical to electronic properties of polymeric materials, with emphasis on structure/property relationships. The critical concept that will be covered in this course is how the physical properties of polymers can be controlled by the molecular and macromolecular structures of the polymer through chemistry and physics approaches. The most recent advances in functional polymeric materials are incorporated into the course as examples of the design philosophy. The course will cover progress in living polymerization mechanisms as well as new chemical reactions on the preformed polymers. Typical topics include: Polymers for Microelectronics, Supramolecular Polymers & Polymer Brushes, Living Polymerization, Block Copolymer based Nanotechnology, and Optical and Electrical Properties of Conducting Polymers.
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.