Identifying Data 2019/20
Subject (*) Statistics of Polymer Physics, Light scattering techniques. Microscopy Code 730495012
Study programme
Mestrado Universitario en Materiais Complexos: Análise Térmica e Reoloxía (plan 2012)
Descriptors Cycle Period Year Type Credits
Official Master's Degree 1st four-month period
First Obligatory 3
Teaching method Face-to-face
López Beceiro, Jorge José
Buhler , Eric
General description O obxectivo deste curso é ensinar aos conceptos básicos da arquitectura das cadeas poliméricas, os aspectos fundamentais das propiedades das solucións de polímeros, as interaccións e relacións coa estrutura química. Tamén proporciona unha visión xeral da teoría e as técnicas experimentais de dispersión da radiación (luz, X, neutrones), a análise e a interpretación dos datos relativos á caracterización dos materiais poliméricos.

Study programme competencies
Code Study programme competences
A1 Set up and conduct tests using the techniques of thermal analysis and rheology most appropriate in each case, within the scope of complex materials
A2 Identify and evaluate the different types of complex materials
A5 Understanding the relationships between structure and properties of materials
B1 Knowledge and understanding to provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context
B2 The students have the skill to apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar contexts within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study
B4 That the students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and last reasons behind that conclusions to specialized and non specialized audience in a clear and unambiguous way
B8 Applying a critical, logical and creative way of thinking
B13 Analysis-oriented attitude
B17 Analyze and decompose processes
B21 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological developments in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society
C2 Have a good command of spoken and writing expression and understanding of a foreign language.
C6 Critically assessing the knowledge, technology and information available to solve the problems they face with.
C7 To assume as a professional and citizen the importance of learning throughout life.
C8 To assess the importance of research, innovation and technological development in the socio-economic and cultural progress of society.

Learning aims
Learning outcomes Study programme competences
The course offers an advanced polymer and soft matter physics and physical chemistry study: rationale and methods. The aim is to teach students the basics of architecture of the polymer chains, basic aspects of the properties of polymer solutions, interactions and relationship with the chemical structure, including phase behavior. It also aims to provide perspective on the experimental scattering techniques, analysis and interpretation of data relating to the characterization of materials. An introduction to the theory of diffraction and instrumentation is offered. In addition, selected examples of polymeric materials with a view to developing the experience and knowledge of practical aspects will be presented. AR1

Topic Sub-topic
1. Formation of single stranded (ideal chains, real chains)
2. mixing Thermodynamics
3. polymer solutions (good solvents, theta solvents, poor solvents)
4. Red and gelling
5. Dynamic: dynamic cross-linked polymers and non-interlaced.
6. dispersive techniques (light scattering, X-ray and neutron)
7.Factores shape and factors
8. Polymers and polymer systems: an example of analyzes and studies.

Methodologies / tests Competencies Ordinary class hours Student’s personal work hours Total hours
Guest lecture / keynote speech A2 A5 B1 B13 B21 C7 15 15 30
Laboratory practice A1 B2 B4 B8 B17 15 5 20
Supervised projects B13 B21 C2 C6 C8 3 20 23
Personalized attention 2 0 2
(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.

Methodologies Description
Guest lecture / keynote speech Presentation given by the professor, on a schematic basis, focusing on the main topics, covering both theoretical and practical issues.
Laboratory practice Performance of practical activities such as demonstrations, exercises, experiments, etc..
Supervised projects Activities whose purpose is that the students enlarge the study of the topics pesented in the program and consolidate their acquired knowledge and capabilities. These activities should also help the students learn and improve their capabilities in literature survey.

Personalized attention
Supervised projects
The personalized attention to students, understood as a support in the teaching-learning process, will take place in the hours of tutoring of the professor.

No academic dispensation is accepted.

Methodologies Competencies Description Qualification
Guest lecture / keynote speech A2 A5 B1 B13 B21 C7 Examination or objective test. 50
Laboratory practice A1 B2 B4 B8 B17 Continuous assessment through monitoring of student work in the classroom, laboratory and / or tutorials. 20
Supervised projects B13 B21 C2 C6 C8 Presentation (oral and written) of the supervised work. 30
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Other comments

To help achieve a sustained immediate environment and meet the objective of action number 5: "Healthy and sustainable environmental and social teaching and research" of the "Green Campus Ferrol Action Plan:

            The delivery of the documentary work carried out in this subject:

              - They will be requested in virtual format and/or computer support

              - It will be done through Moodle, in digital format without the need to print them.

             - If it is necessary to make them on paper:

                  - Plastics shall not be used

                 - Double-sided printing shall be carried out.

                 - Recycled paper will be used.

                 - Printing of drafts shall be avoided.

  - A sustainable use of resources and the prevention of negative impacts on the natural environment must be made.

  - It will work to identify and change gender biases and attitudes, and influence the environment to change them and promote values of respect and equality.

  - Situations of discrimination should be identified and actions and measures proposed to correct them.

(*)The teaching guide is the document in which the URV publishes the information about all its courses. It is a public document and cannot be modified. Only in exceptional cases can it be revised by the competent agent or duly revised so that it is in line with current legislation.