3.063 Polymer Physics

Class Info

The mechanical, optical, electrical, and transport properties of polymers and other types of "soft matter" are presented with respect to the underlying physics and physical chemistry of polymers and colloids in solution, and solid states. Topics include how enthalpy and entropy determine conformation, molecular dimensions and packing of polymer chains and colloids and supramolecular materials. Examination of the structure of glassy, crystalline, and rubbery elastic states of polymers; thermodynamics of solutions, blends, crystallization; liquid crystallinity, microphase separation, and self-assembled organic-inorganic nanocomposites. Case studies of relationships between structure and function in technologically important polymeric systems. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

This class has 3.012 as a prerequisite.

3.063 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by A. Alexander-Katz.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-265.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Polymer Physics site or on the 3.063 Stellar site.

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