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10.467 Polymer Science Laboratory

Prereq: 5.12, 5.310
U (Fall)
15 Units

Experiments broadly aimed at acquainting students with the range of properties of polymers, methods of synthesis, and physical chemistry. Examples: solution polymerization of acrylamide, bead polymerization of divinylbenzene, interfacial polymerization of nylon 6,10. Evaluation of networks by tensile and swelling experiments. Rheology of polymer solutions and suspensions. Physical properties of natural and silicone rubber.Preference to Course 10 seniors and juniors.

J. C. Love, D. G. Anderson

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