Science and Technology of Polymers

IIT Kharagpur Course , Prof. B.Adhikari

Lecture 1: Basic Concepts on Polymers

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Science and Technology of Polymers by Prof.B.Adhikari, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering,IIT Kharagpur.For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Basic concepts on polymers - Polymer raw materials - Polymerization principles and processes (step, chain and other polymerizations, polymer kinetics) - Polymerization techniques - Polymer manufacture (unit operations, polymer reactors, polymer isolation, handling and storage) - Polymer structure and property - Polymer characterization - Polymer modification - Multicomponent polymeric materials (polymer miscibility, polymer blends and alloys, filled plastics, polymer composites) - Polymer compounding and fabrication (polymer additives, Compounding processes, fabrication techniques, post fabrication operations) - Polymer testing (sample preparation, testing standards and methods, analysis of polymer and additives) - Polymer applications: Biodegradable polymers, biomedical polymers, conducting polymers - Problems with polymers (thermo oxidative degradation, fire hazards, toxicity, effluent disposal, feedstock scarcity).

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