10.568 Physical Chemistry of Polymers

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Chain macromolecules as random coils (unperturbed, expanded) and as other shapes. Statistical thermodynamics of interpenetrating random coiling polymers in solution with application to phase separations, swelling of networks, depression of melting point. The isolated chain molecule in dilute solutions analyzed for mass or size by static methods (osmometry, light scattering, neutron scattering) and by dynamic methods (intrinsic viscosity, size exclusion chromatography, sedimentation). Introduction to chain dynamics and to rubber elasticity.

This class has 5.60, 10.213, and 10.40 as prerequisites.

10.568 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by G. C. Rutledge and A. Alexander-Katz.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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