Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5700560
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Metallurgical And Materials Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. CEVDET KAYNAK
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Definition of polymer nanocomposites.Comparision with micro-and macro-scale polymer composites.Types of polymeric matrix materials and nano-particulates used.Importance of interface between matrix and nano-phase.Problems and difficulties in the production methods of polymer nanocomposites.Characterization and testing of polymer nanocomposites.Mechanical behavior,thermal response,flame retardancy,chemical resistance,and electrical-magnetic-optical properties of polymer nanocomposites. Applications and future trends of polymer nanocomposites.