Course Title : Physical Chemistry of Polymers

Code 10H656
Course Year Doctor Course
Term
Class day & Period Fri 2nd
Location A2-307
Credits 1.5
Restriction No Restriction
Lecture Form(s) lecture
Language Japanese
Instructor Tsuyoshi Koga

Course Description

Molecular mechanism of characteristic physical properties of polymeric systems is lectured on the basis of the equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. Main topics are phase separation of polymer solutions and mixtures, microphase separation of block copolymers, gelation, rubber elasticity, and rheology of physical gels.

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Course Goals

Understanding the molecular mechanism of characteristic physical properties of polymeric systems based on the equilibrium and non-equilibrium statistical mechanics.

Course Topics

Theme Class number of times Description
phase separation of polymer solutions and mixtures 2 phase diagram, Flory-Huggins theory, mean-field theory, phase separation, spinodal decomposition
microphase separation of block copolymers 1 microphase separation, density functional theory, directed self-assembly
gelation 1 definition of gels, classification of gels, classical theory of gels, sol-gel transition, elastically effective chains
rubber elasticity 3 affine network theory, phantom network theory, tetra-PEG gel, slide-ring gel
rheology of associating polymers 3 telechelic associating polymers, linear viscoelasticity, Maxwell model, shear thickening, transient network theory, colloid/polymer mixture, shear-induced gel
verification of understanding 1

Textbook

Textbook(supplemental)

P.J. Flory, Principles of Polymer Chemistry (Cornell Univ. Press, New York, 1955)
M. Rubinstein, R.H. Colby, Polymer Physics (Oxford Univ. Press, New York, 2003)

Prerequisite(s)

Independent Study Outside of Class

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