[ 220NWPCPCPK23 ] KV Physical Chemistry of Polymers

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS B3 - Bachelor's programme 3. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Milan Kracalik 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Bachelor's programme Sustainable Polymer Engineering & Circular Economy 2023W
Objectives Application of the teaching subject in polymer technology practice (relationship with processing and product properties)
Subject chain structure - Constitution - Configuration - Conformation (end-to-end distance, radius of gyration, conformation statistics)

polymers in solution - Distribution functions

-- Ideal and real solutions -- Thermodynamics of solutions -- The theta state

molar masses - Molar mass distributions

Molar mass determination methods (osmometry, ultracentrifuge, light scattering, viscometry, size exclusion chromatography)

equilibrium thermodynamics - Phase diagrams, phase separation, mesophases Structures in polymer solids - phase transitions

Solidification of polymers (glass formation, crystallization)

Introduction to the kinetics of crystallization (nucleation, crystal growth) - Crystallization during processing

Criteria for evaluation Exercise sheets, final exam
Methods Interactive lecture (including analysis of selected plastic products), exercise
Language German
Study material Makromokulare Chemie; Lechner, Gehrke, Nordmeier, Birkhäuser, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH Macromolecules; Elias, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH Introduction to Polymers,Young, Lovell, CRC Press (ebook) Polymer Physics; Rubinstein; Oxford University Press Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules; Sun; John Wiley & Sons The Physics of Polymers; Strobl; Springer Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules; Patterson; CRC Press (ebook) Mechanisches Verhalten der Werkstoffe: Joachim Rösler, Harald Harders, Martin Bäker, Springer 2012
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants 45
Assignment procedure Assignment according to priority