Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
404003222016POLYMER CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUESElective363
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning to Charecterization of Polymers by simple, spectroscopic microscopic and chromatographic methods.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hakan AKAT
Learning Outcomes
1Learnig to characterization methods of polymers
2Evaluation analysis of polymers
3Understandig and definition polymers by spectroscopic technique
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Introduction, simple measurement methods: solubility, density, Heating connected behaviors, water and moisture determination, viscosity and thermal expansion coefficient, electrical and optical properties, and methods of measurement, thermal conductivity, combustion resistance, surface tension and resistance, refractometer, the refractive index in transparent plastic measurement, color determination, aging: thermal aging, aging, UV, atmospheric conditions and aging the effect of ozone, UV Spectroscopy, Infrared Spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Transmittance Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, chromatographic methods
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to polymer characterization
2Ultraviolet spectroscopy
3Infrared spectroscopy
4Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
5Thermal analysis
6Polymer viscosity properties
7Gel permaeation chromatography
8Midterm exam
9Determination methods of end groups
10Light scattering Techniques
11X-ray diffraction
12Dynamic mechanical analysis
13Atomic force Microscope
14SEM and TEM Microscopes
15SEM and TEM Microscopes
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Polymer characterization, B.J. Hunt, M.I. James, Blackie academic, NY, 1993 Polymer Characterization: Physical Techniques / D. Campbell, J.R. White
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Problem Solving14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination12525
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)86
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