CE 330 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules

Conformation and configuration; Solution Thermodynamics; Phase separation (theory and experimental aspects), polymer fractionation; Mechanisms and kinetics of phase separation; Miscibility of polymer blends and compatibilization; Micro phase separation and self-assembly; Rheology of polymer solutions; Viscosity of diluted and concentrated solutions, polymer gels; Rheology of polymer melts and composites, relevance for polymer processing; Amorphous state, glass-rubber transition, plasticizers; Elasticity and Viscoelasticity; Thermal analysis, dynamic mechanical analysis; Crystalline state, liquid-crystalline state; Mechanical properties.