Selected Advanced Topics on Polymers

Introduction to polymer physics: chain statistics, static light scattering, hydrodynamics of polymer solutions, thermodynamics of polymer solutions, polymer blends, solubility parameters and group contribution methods; Overview of selected topics in advanced and emerging specialty polymer science and technology; Current interests in nanopatterning and nanoimprinting, layer-by-layer polyelectrolyte assembly, advanced photoresists, liquid-crystalline polymer science and device technology, conducting polymer science and technology, semiconducting polymer device science and technology, polysiloxanes and microcontact printing, low-k (and high-k) dielectric materials.

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