PhysicsPHYS240 Polymer Physics

Statistical properties polymers. Scaling behavior, fractal dimensions. Random walks, self avoidance. Single chains and concentrated solutions. Dynamics and topological effects in melts. Polymer networks. Sol-gel transitions. Polymer blends. Application to biological systems. Computer simulations demonstrating much of the above. Students cannot receive credit for this course and course 120.

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to graduate students only, except by permission of instructor.

Credits

5

Instructor

Joshua Deutsch