15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Physics and Chemistry to at least 'A' level, plus basic computer literacy advisable

Aims/Description: An optional unit examining the syntheses, structures, behaviours of polymers and polymeric materials that are responsive to external stimuli such as heat, light, electric potential, pH and ionic strength. The unit will examine polymers with applications, potential and real, in such areas as sensors, auxetics, viscous couplings, vibration damping, optical amplifiers, and nano-machines.

Staff Contact: CROOK COLIN J
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work

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