Lecture Details :
Science and Technology of Polymers by Prof.B.Adhikari, Department of Metallurgical & Materials Engineering,IIT Kharagpur.For more details on NPTEL visit http://nptel.iitm.ac.in
Course Description :
The main theme of the course on Science and Technology of Polymers is to focus understanding of science and technology of polymer synthesis and its characterization. Knowledge on solid state structure and properties of polymers will enable their proper selection for applications in domestic as well as industrial appliances.
As per the need of the day the essentiality of biodegradation of stable commodity as well as engineering polymers vis-a-vis design and development of biodegradable polymers have become a priority. Polymers have been established as very promising materials in electronic and medical implant devices.
Being a very good tailoring material polymer can be easily modified to suit a specific application provided there is knowledge in structure and properties of polymers. In order to prepare a suitable polymer product some input is necessary in compounding and processing behavior of polymers both in solution and melt state followed by product fabrication involving machineries. This course will highlight the above areas including polymer composites.
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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