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 (Fall 2017). It is instructed by G. C. Rutledge and A. Alexander-Katz.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 56-114.

This class counts for a total of 9 credits.

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