PT3304 Syllabus - Polymer Physics - 2021 Regulation Anna University

PT3304 Syllabus - Polymer Physics - 2021 Regulation Anna University

PT3304

POLYMER PHYSICS

 LTPC

3003

OBJECTIVES:
• To enable the students to understand the
• To make the students understand physical and conformational properties of polymeric materials.
• To know the molecular arrangement in polymers
• To know about the transition temperatures in polymers
• To understand about the orientation in polymers under the influence of stress
• To know the solubility behavior of polymers

UNIT I

FUNDAMENTALS OF POLYMER PHYSICS

9

Potential energy and conformational energy of molecules - conformations and configurations, Tacticity, isomeric states and isomerism in polymers, stereoisomerism, geometric isomerism - Random coils and average end to end distance - (Derivation only)

UNIT II

THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES

9

Laws of Thermodynamics - Freely jointed and freely rotating chain models - Entropy and enthalpy Energy driven and entropy driven elasticity - Thermo elasticity -Thermodynamic treatment - entropic and energetic contributions (Derivation only).


UNIT III

POLYMER CRYSTAL FORMATION

9

Amorphous State - Transition temperatures- Glass transition temperature Theory- Factors influencing glass transition Temperature- Crystalline State - polymorphism – Polymer single crystals, lamellae, spherulites – Crystallinity -factors affecting crystallinity -X-ray diffraction.

UNIT IV

CHAIN ORIENTATION

9

Chain orientation - Concept of chain orientation - orientation in amorphous and crystalline polymers - Uniaxial and biaxial orientation practical significance – Orientation processes: spinning Process – Optical Properties of polymers – Birefringence, Haze, Transparency.

UNIT V

POLYMER SOLUTIONS

9

Polymer solutions - Terms and definitions, types of solutions - Hildebrand approach, Flory Huggins theory - Thermodynamic view of miscibility, upper critical solution temperature (UCST), lower 58 critical solution temperature (LCST) - solubility parameter, determination of solubility parameter of polymers - theta conditions.

TOTAL: 45 PERIODS

OUTCOMES:: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
Upon Completion of the Course the students will be able to  Will acquire the knowledge about the conformational properties of polymers  Will understand molecular arrangement in polymers.  Will understand about the transition temperatures in polymers  Will able to demonstrate the orientation processes in polymer.  Will acquire the knowledge in solubility behaviour of polymers

TEXT BOOKS:
1. Ulf W. Gedde, Polymer Physics, Springer – Science +Business Media, B.V. 1st Edition, 43 2001. 2. S. Glasstone and D. Lewis, Elements of Physical Chemistry, Textbook Publishers, 2003.

REFERENCES:
1. Michael Rubinstein, R. H. Colby, Polymer Physics – Oxford University Press, 2003. 2. Ulrich Eisele, Introduction to Polymer Physics, Springer 1990.

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