[ 479POMTPM4V12 ] VL Polymeric Materials 4: Functional Polymeric Materials

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
1,5 ECTS M1 - Master's programme 1. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Gernot M. Wallner 1 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2022W
Objectives The main focus of this lecture and seminar is on functional polymeric materials, their structure/property-correlations and specific applications of such materials.
Subject The covered topics include:

  • Definition of functional polymeric materials
  • Electrical behavior of polymeric materials (e.g., dielectric, ferroelectric and conductive materials)
  • Optical behavior (incl. basic optical properties, transparent insulation materials, polymeric materials for liquid crystal displays and thermotropic materials)
  • Thermal behavior (thermal expansion, conductivity and heat capacity and ) of polymeric materials (incl. foams),
  • Barrier properties of polymeric materials (incl. polymeric membranes)
  • Specific processing methods for functional polymeric materials (e.g., wet-chemical and vapor deposition methods)

In the seminar case studies to specific topics are performed by the students incl. a literature search, an oral presentation and a discussion.

Criteria for evaluation written examination
Language English
Study material Richardson, T.H. (2000). Functional Organic and Polymeric Materials, Wiley
Chilton, J.A. und Goosey, M.T. (1995). Special Polymers for Electronics and Optoelectronics, Chapman & Hall
Meeten, G.H. (1986). Optical Properties of Polymers, Elsevier
Ku, C.C., Liepins, R. (1987). Electrical Properties of Polymers, Elsevier.
Gray, F.M. (1991). Solid Polymer Electrolytes, VCH.
Baker, R.W. (2012). Membrane Technology and Applications, Wiley. IPMT Anderson, T.L. (2005). Fracture Mechanics – Fundamentals and Applications, Taylor & Francis.
Changing subject? No
Corresponding lecture in collaboration with 479POMTPM4S12 [bzw. 480ADPTPM4S11]: SE Polymeric Materials 4: Functional Polymeric Materials (1 ECTS)
equivalent to

480ADPTFPMV10: VL Functional Polymeric Materials (1 ECTS) & 480ADPTFPMS10: SE Functional Polymeric Materials (1,5 ECTS)
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment