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PST508 CHARACTERIZATION TECHNIQUES FOR POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Course Code: 8620508
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(1-4)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Polymer Science And Technology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NECAT ZKAN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Characterization techniques for polymers and other related materials, Thermal analysis (differential scanning calorimeter, thermo-gravimetric analyzer, differential thermal analyzer, dilatometer.) Particle size measurement using laser diffraction and photon correlation spectroscopy, and zeta potential measurement. Rheological characterization techniques (rheological models, capillary viscometer, rheometer, dynamic mechanical analyzer.) Mechanical testing of polymeric materials (tensile testing, compression testing, bending testing (3 point and 4 point), creep test, impact test, hardness testing (nano, micro and macro). X-ray diffraction.