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Theory of Polymer Structures - NBCM076
Title in English: Teorie polymerních struktur
Guaranteed by: Department of Macromolecular Physics (32-KMF)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2017 to 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Guarantor: Ján Šomvársky, CSc.
Classification: Physics > Biophysics and Chemical Physics
Annotation -
Last update: T_KMF (18.05.2001)
Theoretical description of formation of linear and crosslinked polymers. Polydispersity and its determination. Network formation, gel point and structural characteristics of networks.
Aim of the course -
Last update: SOMI/MFF.CUNI.CZ (11.04.2008)

To introduce to the methods of theoretical description of polymer structure growth. Special care is payed to the most relevant of them - statistical methods.

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Ján Šomvársky, CSc. (10.10.2017)

Oral examination.

Literature - Czech
Last update: Ján Šomvársky, CSc. (06.11.2013)

[1] A.Rényi: Teorie pravděpodobnosti, Academia, Praha 1972

[2] J.Sedláček: Úvod do teorie grafů, Academia, Praha 1977

[3] Struktura a vlastnosti makromolekulárních látek a soustav, Edice Malé makromolekulární monografie, sv.7.a 8. ÚMCH ČSAV, Praha 1971

[4] K.Dušek: Statistika tvorby síťovaných polymerů, Edice Macro, řadaR-revue, sv. R-1, ÚMCH ČSAV, Praha1978

[5] M.Gordon, W.B.Temple: Chemical Application of Graph Theory, A.T.Balaban Editor, Academic Press, N.Y.1976

[6] T.E.Harris: The Theory of Branching Processes, Springer, Berlin 1963

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Ján Šomvársky, CSc. (10.10.2017)

Requirements for oral exam correspond to syllabus in the extent presented on lectures.

Syllabus -
Last update: T_KMF (18.05.2006)
1. Introduction
a) Mechanisms of polymerizations

b) Functionalities of reactants

2. Linear polymers
a) Molecular weights, their distributions

b) Determination of averages of molecular weights, moments

c) Copolymers

d) Determination of distribution functions from kinetic of reaction

e) Experimental determination of distributions (osmometry, viscosimetry, gel chromatography)

3. Networks
a) Network formation

b) Classical approach to network formation

c) Formalism of generating functions

d) Theory of branching processes (TBP)

e) TBP - one-component systems, description of structure before and after gel point

f) TBP - many-component systems, description of structure before and after gel point

g) Experimental methods for determination network structural parameters

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