Polymer Morphology

Course Evaluations from Spring 99 Quarter

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Quarter: Spring, 2000

LEVEL: Graduate Elective;
Undergraduate by Petition (encouraged)

Prof. Gregory Beaucage
540 ERC/551 ERC and 410 Rhodes (Labs)

Polymer Morphology will explore the details of structures commonly encountered in polymeric materials. The course will cover both well understood morphologies as well as more applied, less well understood morphologies important to industrial applications. The approach will involve exploring morphology in terms of levels of structure. Atomic level structure, is often governed by thermodynamics and chemistry. The colloidal scale, which dominates polymeric materials, depends on a combination of kinetics and thermodynamics. Macroscopic scale structures generally are dominated by kinetic effects. The relationship between these levels of structure will be used to develop a full picture of the complex morphology of polymeric materials. The course will be geared towards the graduate level and a basic understanding of thermodynamics and diffraction will be needed.

The course will be topical in nature, reflecting the broad scope of morphologies seen in polymeric systems including: semi-crystalline phases, liquid/liquid phases, and immiscible phases of organic polymers and inorganic fillers.

Parts: (html)


  1. Chapter 1:

    Introduction to Polymer Morphology.html

  2. Chapter 2:

    Semi-Crystalline Morphology.html,
    also see XRD of Polymers (Analysis Class).html
    Rate Limiting Kinetics for Crystallization
    (Similar Page for Chemical Kinetics)

  3. Chapter 3:

    Morphology of Polymer Deformation.html,
    also see Polymer Deformation (Characterization Class).html

  4. Chapter 4:

    Phase Behavior and Phase Separated Morphologies.html,
    also see Concentrated Solutions and Melts (Polymer Physics Class).html

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