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Fall '01 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in Macromolecular Science


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Fall Academic Term, 2001 (September 5 December 21)

Open courses in Macromolecular Science
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Fall Term '01 Time Schedule for Macromolecular Science.

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MACROMOL 412(413) / CHE 412 / MATSCIE 412. Polymeric Materials.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robertson

Prerequisites: MSE 220 or 250. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The synthesis, characterization, microstructure, rheology and properties of polymer materials. Polymers in solution and in the liquid-crystalline, crystalline and glassy states. Engineering and design properties including viscoelasticity, yielding and fracture. Forming and processing methods. Recycling and environmental issues.

Course Topics:

  1. Polymer synthesis: including addition, chain growth, network formation, and copolymers.
  2. Molecular structure and architecture: tacticity, branching, networks, copolymers.
  3. Molecular weight distribution.
  4. Rotational isomeric states, chain configuration in dilute solutions and condensed states.
  5. Characterization of molecular wt. and distribution: light scattering, osmometry, intrinsic viscosity, gel permeation chromatography.
  6. Solidification: glass formation, crystallization, changes in thermal, physical, and mechanical properties.
  7. Structure and morphology of the condensed states: melt, liquid crystalline, glass, spherulites, alloys, multicomponent materials, processing effects. Thermal effects of rheological behavior. Time temperature equivalence, WLF equation, Arrhenius behavior.
  8. Mechanical behavior of solids: viscoelasticity, Boltzman superposition principle, failure behavior and criteria, design considerations.
  9. Multicomponent systems: strengthening, toughening, alloys and blends, other additives.
  10. Forming and shaping: injection molding, blow molding, sheet forming, film forming. Effect of processing on structure and properties.
  11. Material selection and design considerations.
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MACROMOL 512 / CHE 512 / MATSCIE 512. Polymer Physics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Martin

Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing in engineering or physical science. (3). CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: CAEN lab access fee required for non-Engineering students.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Structure and properties of polymers as related to their composition, annealing and mechanical treatments. Topics include creep, stress relaxation, dynamic mechanical properties, viscoelasticity, transitions, fracture, impact response, dielectric properties, permeation, and morphology.

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MACROMOL 538 / CHEM 538. Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules.

Section 100.

Instructor(s): Adam Matzger (matzger@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Chem. 215/216, and Chem. 230 or 260. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Chemistry 538.100.

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MACROMOL 790. Faculty Activities Research Survey.

Instructor(s): David C Martin (milty@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces students to the research activities of MacroSE faculty with the intent of helping a student to choose his research advisor in the first term.

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MACROMOL 800. Macromolecular Seminar.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David C Martin (milty@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (2).

Credits: (2).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Student presentation of selected seminar topics in macromolecular science and engineering.

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MACROMOL 890. Introduction to Research Techniques.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Approval of graduate committee. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is used for research carried out to earn the Master's Degree.

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MACROMOL 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. Graduate standing. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

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Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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MACROMOL 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

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Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. Graduate standing. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

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Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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