Lecture - Polymer Physics I - Winter Term 2021/22

Lecturer: Dr. Volker Körstgens

Hybride Lecture: Tuesdays 10.00-12:00, Lecture Room PH II 127 (Physik II) (Garching)

Start: Oct. 19, 2021

This lecture gives an introduction to Polymer Physics I:

  1. Classic and modern applications of polymers: from synthetic to functional material
  2. Nomenclature for the descpiption of polymers and models to the statistic description of chain formations
  3. Methods of characterizing mole mass and the slowness radius of polymers in solution
  4. Phase diagrams of polymer solutions and polymer mixtures: thermodynamic description, discussion of the available energy, constructing of phase diagrams, description of demixing mechanisms,
  5. Electric qualities of polymers: conductive polymers, preparation, mechanisms of conduction, applications
  6. Mechanical qualities of polymers: measuring methods and modules, leakage, relaxation and oscillatory experiments, viscoelastic polymer enamels and networked India rubber

Oral Examination

date/time to be defined with the lecturer


Time: Tuesdays, 08:30 am to 10:00 am
Hybride Session. Place: PH II 127
Start: Oct. 26, 2021

Lecturer's consulting hour

Tuesdays 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Room No. PH 3278 (Office Prof. Dr. Müller-Buschbaum)

Building Physics I, 1st floor

Starting: Oct.19, 2021


Physics of Polymers. Concepts for Understanding their Structures and Behavior: Concepts for Understanding Their Structures and Behavior; Springer, Berlin; Auflage: 3rd rev. and exp. ed. (Februar 2007)

U. W. Gedde: Polymer Physics; Springer-Verlag GmbH; Auflage: 1 (September 2007)

33. IFF_Ferienkurs 2002: Soft Matter - Complex Materials on Mesoscopic Scales; Forschungszentrum Jülich (2002), ISBN 3-89336-297-5

Polymer Surfaces, Interfaces and Thin Films; editiert von Alamgir Karim, Sanat Kumar, Sanat Kumar, World Scientific Pub Co, (2000) ISBN 9810238649

W. Hamley: The Physics of Block Copolymers (Oxford Science Publications), Oxford University Press, (1999) ISBN 0198502184