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Principles of Polymer Science (98597) is a 5 CFU class held in the first semester of the 2nd year in the INDUSTRIAL CHEMISTRY Master Course. This class is also adopted by Material Science and Engineering Master. Lessons are usually held in italian.
This class provide the fundamental knowledge on polymer materials both in solutions and solid state.
Aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge of the physical chemical porperties of polymer materials. In particulare the understanding of structure-proiperty relations of macromolecules through the characterization of molecular size, chain microstructure, and in general properties of the material in solution and in the solid state.
Aim of this cours eis to provide fundamentals for the study of macromolecules in solution and solid state, both amorphous and crystalline. Physical chemical properties of polymer materials are discussed as well as structure.properrty relations by characterization of molecular size, chain microstructure, material properties both in solution and solid state.
At the end of the course, students are expected to know:
- The macromolecule concept and to be able to discuss the distribution of molecular weight and the meaning of the different mass averages;
- Thermodynamics principles governing macromolecules in solution with particular emphasys for the Flory-Huggins and di Flory-Krigbaum models, Theta temperature as well as the phase equilibria;
- The characteristics of the main techniques used to characterize macromolecular masses;
- To describe and discuss on the size and structure of the polymer chains and to correlate them on solution properties;
- Macromolecular properties in the (semi)crystalline state, melting (Tm), morphology, kinetic crystallization, and connections with thermodynamic parameters;
- Properties of macromolecules in the amorphous state, viscoelestic behaviour, glass transition temeperature and the dependence on the molecular mass.
None for students from master students in Industrial Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering and equivalents masters
Students from different masters courses must show to possess a basic knowledge of polymer chemistry
Front lessons by using powerpoint presentations (avilable to students through AulaWeb) and by videos. Specific Web site surfing, simple numerical simulations.
1) INTRODUCTION and COURSE PERSPECTIVE
2) POLYMER SOLUTIONS
3) POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION - MOLECULAR MASSES
4) POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION – CHAIN SIZE AND STRUCTURE
5) THE CRYSTALLINE STATE
6) THE AMORPHOUS STATE
I.M.G. Cowie, “Polymers: Chemistry & Physics of Modern Materials”, Blakie and Son Ltd, Glasgow (1991).
S. Koltzenburg, M. Maskos, O. Nuyken, “Polymer Chemistry”, Springer-Verlag Berlin-Heidelberg (2017).
M. Guaita, F. Ciardelli, F. La Mantia, E. Pedemonte, “Fondamenti di Scienza dei Polimeri”, Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma 2006
P. Flory “Principles of Polymer Chemistry”, Cornell University Press, Itacha 1953
U.W. Gedde, “POLYMER PHYSICS”, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht 2001
W.D. Callister Jr. and I.D.G. Rethwisch, “Materials Science and Engineering”, J. Wiley and Sons, Hoboken (NJ) (2015)
Office hours: DAVIDE COMORETTO For any other information, students are invited to directly contact the teacher by email (email@example.com), telephone (0103538736/8744, +39-3358046559) or visiting him in his office/lab (https://chimica.unige.it/rubrica/104) (DCCI, office n. 803, lab, room 124).
DAVIDE COMORETTO (President)
MARINA ALLOISIO (Substitute)
DARIO CAVALLO (Substitute)
PAOLA LOVA (Substitute)
ORIETTA MONTICELLI (Substitute)
SILVIA VICINI (Substitute)
SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE A DEFINITIVE LESSON SCHEDULE NOW DUE TO THE COVID EMERGENCY AND PROVISIONS RELEASED BY UNIGE CONCERNING THE TEACHING ACTIVITY IN PHASE 3, WE STRONGLY RECCOMMEND THAT STUDENTS FREQUENTLY VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITES FOR AN UPDATE https://corsi.unige.it/9020/p/studenti-orario; https://chimica.unige.it/node/390
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
Oral exam held by two professors, one of them being D. Comoretto. The duration of the exam is no shorter than 30 minutes.
The student discusses experimental data, plots, figures, or equations provided by the teacher and widely discussed during lessons.
The student must show to have understood chemical and physical chemical fundamentals of macromolecule; He/She must also use the suitable technical language (up to 20/30 points). Moreover, students have to be able to answer questions and concerns rised during the exam on the class topics (up to 10/30 punti).
Goal of the exam is to verify the achievement of the class aims. If aims are not achived, the student is invited to make a deeper study and to ask the teacher for additional explainations before repeating the exam. In order to guarantee the correspondence between aims and exam topics, the detailed program is uploaded to aulaweb and decribed at the beginning of the course.
For any other information, studentes are invited to directly contact the teacher by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone (0103538736/8744) or visiting him in his office/lab.