Course Title : Polymer Solution Science

Code 10H643
Course Year Master and Doctor Course
Term
Class day & Period Fri 2nd
Location A2-307
Credits
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) Lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Takenao Yoshizaki, Yo Nakamura,

Course Description

Effects of stiffness and local conformations of polymer chains on polymer solution properties observed in the light scattering and viscosity experiments are considered based on appropriate polymer chain models.

Grading

Term-end examination.

Course Goals

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
Review 1 Definitions of physical quantities determined from the light scattering and viscosity measurements and the theoretical formulations of those quantities.
Experiments in dilute polymer solutions 2 Principles of the light scattering and viscosity experiments.
Polymer chain models and their statistics 2 Static models for polymer chains: the Gaussian chain, the wormlike chain, and the helical wormlike chain. A comparison of experimental data for the mean-square radius of gyration with relevant theories.
Excluded-volume effects 2 Intra- and intermolecular excluded-volume effects represented by the expansion factors and the second virial coefficient, respectively.
Steady-state transport properties 2 A comparison of experimental data for the intrinsic viscosity and diffusion coefficient with relevant theories.
Dynamic properties 2 Dynamic models for polymer chains: the Rouse-Zimm spring-bead model and the dynamic helical wormlike chain. A comparison of experimental data for the first cumulant of the dynamic structure factor with relevant theories.

Textbook

Lecture note distributed in the class.

Textbook(supplemental)

Prerequisite(s)

Basic knowledge of polymer solutions given in the lecture Polymer Physical Properties (10D651).

Independent Study Outside of Class

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