Phy 6004  Polymer Physics  Credit 3 Hrs.

Macromolecular Physics: Chemical structure of polymers; Internal rotations; Configurations, conformations, and flexibility of macromolecules.

Morphology of polymers: Modern concepts of polymer structure; Crystalline, amorphous polymers.

Physical states of polymers: Rubbery state, glassy state, oriented state.

Rheology and mechanical properties of polymers.

Electrical properties of polymers: Electrical transport theory; Dielectric properties of crystalline and amorphous polymers; Conducting polymers.

Polymer processing: Plasma polymerization; polymer crystallization; Plastic, fiber, elastomer, and composite technologies.

Experimental methods for determination of polymer properties.