This course covers the basics of physical polymer chemistry including configuration, conformation, molecular weight, physico-chemical behavior of polymers at different states and basic characterization of the structure and properties of polymers.
Headings denoted with an asterisk ( * ) is retrieved from the course syllabus version Autumn 2020
Content and learning outcomes
Conformation and configuration. Molecular weight and its determination. The behavior of polymers in solution. Blends and multicomponent systems. Crosslinked polymers and rubber elasticity. Amorphous state and glass transition. Morphology and crystalline state. Modeling and simulation of polymers. Sustainability of materials. Degradation of polymers.
Intended learning outcomes
After passing the course the student should be able to:
- Explain concepts and solve problems connected to polymer physics
- Describe the behavior of polymers based on their structure and physical state
- Perform laboratory work to characterize polymers by experimental techniques and basic computer simulations
- Present and evaluate laboratory work in written and orally
- Reflect over the sustainability of materials
Preparations before course start
KF1010 Polymer Technology with Cellulose Technolgy or corresponding
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Support for students with disabilities
Students at KTH with a permanent disability can get support during studies from Funka:
Examination and completion
A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
- LABA - Laboratory work, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
- TENA - Written exam, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.
The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.
Other requirements for final grade
Active participation in all compulsory activities as specified in Course information.
- All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
- In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
- In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.
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Language Of Instruction
Autumn 2022-1 (Start date 29/08/2022, English)