MSE 404 PS1 - Polymer Synthesis

MSE 404 PS1 - Polymer Synthesis

Semesters Offered

TitleRubricSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
Polymer SynthesisMSE404PS166898B11400 - 1650 M W  124 Ceramics Kiln House Nathan Gabrielson

Official Description

Experiments include direct hands-on investigations or are performed through computational approaches. Laboratory experiences include both fundamental studies as well as investigations on more applied topics. Course Information: 1.5 undergraduate hours. 1.5 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite: MSE 307 and MSE 308 or permission of instructor. Senior standing.

Section Description

Subjects covered in lab include free radical polymerization of styrene, emulsion polymerization of styrene, anionic polymerization of styrene, step growth polymerization of a self-healing polymer, synthesis and fabrication of acid-detecting polymer sensors, fabrication of organic light emitting diodes and fabrication of polymer microspheres for drug delivery applications. Students will gain proficiency in common laboratory techniques as well as experience working in chemical fume hoods and the safe handling of chemical reagents.