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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

·         Thermal analytical techniques – an overview

·         Differential scanning calorimetry

·         Thermogravimetry

·         Thermomechnical analyses

·         Other techniques: Termal optical analyses, techniques based on microscopy and diffraction experiments

·         Semicrystalline polymers (crystallinity, melting point, crystallization kinetics)

·         Amorphous polymers: glass transition, physical ageing, assessing phase structure in polymer blends

Degradation kinetics studies

Course schedule: 24 h lectures: this course is intended to be held every second year:

Intended learning outcomes *

The students will acquire basic knowledge about the principles of different thermal analytical techniques such as DSC, TG, TMA and TOA and how samples are prepared and how results are interpreted.

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

Basic knowledge about polymer science and engineering.

Recommended prerequisites

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Thermal analyses, Chapter in textbook: Polymer Physics, U.W. Gedde, Springer Verlag (1995); Thermal Analysis, B. Wunderlich; Academic Press (1990).

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

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Examination *

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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.

Written examination (4 hp)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ulf Gedde

Ethical approach *

  • 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.

Further information

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Offered by

CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology

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Education cycle *

Third cycle

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Ulf W.Gedde,, +46 8 7907640

Supplementary information

For whom: graduate students

Group size: 30

Application to Fredrik Svensson,

Postgraduate course

Postgraduate courses at CHE/Fibre and Polymer Technology