10.467 | Fall 2005 | Undergraduate

Polymer Science Laboratory


In the calendar below, the instructors are Prof. Hammond (H) and Mr. Breindel (B).

SES # Topics
1 H: Free Radical Polymerization

Kinetics, Kinetic Chain Length, Tromsdorff Effect in Free Radical Polymers

2 CI-1: The Nature of Scientific Writing and Scientific Report Format (IMRaD) (Given by Dr. Les Perelman, WAC)
3 H: Molecular Weight Determination

Polymers as Random Coils in Dilute Solution

Intrinsic Viscosity, Rheology of Concentrated Solutions

4 H: Step Growth Polymerization

Near Equilibrium Polymerizations, Far from Equilibrium Step Growth Polymerizations

5 B: CI-2: Results and Discussion / Literature Reviews
6 H: Polymer Networks and Network Chemistry, Swelling, Linear vs. Crosslinked

Solubility and the Hildebrand Solubility Parameter

7 B: CI-3: Using Graphics and Tables Effectively
8 H: Mechanical Behavior of Polymers, Rubber Elasticity, Glass Transition
9 B: CI-4: Defining Terms
10 H: Plasticization Effects, Lowering of Tg, Thermoplastic Elastomers, “Physical” vs. Covalent Networks
11 B: CI- Recitation

Exam I
12 B: CI-5: Strategies for Revision
13 H: Polymer Morphology
14 B: CI- Recitation
15 H: Polymer Reaction Processing: Suspension and Emulsion

Polymerization and Kinetics

16 B: CI-6: Designing Oral Presentations
17 H: Formation of Microporous Structures in Polymer Films

Phase Inversion Membrane Formation, Structures from Macrophase Separation

18 B: CI- Recitation
19 H: Polymer Thin Films and Surfaces

Surface Modification

Adsorption Processes

Solution Processing and Fiber Spinning

20 B: CI- Recitation
21-22 H: Oral Presentations
23 H: Review Session

Exam II