NOC:Introduction to Polymer Physics (IIT-R)


Lecture 1 - Introduction to the course, Macromolecules and Life, Molecular flexibility


Lecture 2 - Classification of polymers, Types of polymerization, Average molecular weights and polydispersity


Lecture 3 - Motivation to study polymer physics


Lecture 4 - Random Walk Models of Single Chain I: end-to-end distance of a polymer chain, freely jointed chain, drunkard walk


Lecture 5 - Random Walk Models of Single Chain II: general random walk on a lattice


Lecture 6 - Random Walk Models of Single Chain III: Freely rotating chain, definition of persistence length


Lecture 7 - Models of semiflexible chains (Kratky Porod Model) - Part I


Lecture 8 - Models of semiflexible chains (Kratky Porod Model) - Part II


Lecture 9 - Probability density of an ideal chain - Part I


Lecture 10 - Probability density of an ideal chain - Part II


Lecture 11 - Entropic Elasticity, Bead-Spring Model, Simulations of random walk models


Lecture 12 - Derivation of Diffusion equation, Einstein notation


Lecture 13 - Definition of Radius of gyration


Lecture 14 - Radius of gyration for an ideal chain, concept of ideality


Lecture 15 - Nonbonded interactions, hydrophobic and hydrophilic behaviour


Lecture 16 - Definition of excluded volume; good, bad, and theta solvent


Lecture 17 - Virial expansion, Flory theory for good solvent


Lecture 18 - Flory theory for bad solvent, self-similarity and fractal nature of polymers


Lecture 19 - Derivation of fractal dimension, concentration regimes and overlap concentration


Lecture 20 - Size, shape, and structure. Gyration tensor and measures of asphericity.


Lecture 21 - Order-disorder transition


Lecture 22 - Scattering experiments, Pair correlation function


Lecture 23 - Structure of polymer chain, Introduction to Monte Carlo simulations of polymer chains


Lecture 24 - Monte Carlo algorithm: Detailed Balance, Metropolis algorithm


Lecture 25 - Practical aspects of Monte Carlo simulation


Lecture 26 - Molecular Dynamics Simulations, Review of Thermodynamics


Lecture 27 - Solution Thermodynamics - I


Lecture 28 - Solution Thermodynamics - II


Lecture 29 - Solution Thermodynamics - III


Lecture 30 - Solution Thermodynamics - IV


Lecture 31 - Phase separation regime, Introduction to lattice model of solutions


Lecture 32 - Lattice Model of Solutions - I


Lecture 33 - Lattice Model of Solutions - II


Lecture 34 - Phase behaviour of liquid solutions


Lecture 35 - Lattice models of polymeric systems


Lecture 36 - Brownian motion - I


Lecture 37 - Brownian motion - II


Lecture 38 - Brownian motion - III


Lecture 39 - Brownian motion - IV


Lecture 40 - Brownian motion - V


Lecture 41 - Rouse Model - I


Lecture 42 - Rouse Model - II


Lecture 43 - Rouse Model - III


Lecture 44 - Rouse Model - IV


Lecture 45 - Problems in Rouse Model, Hydrodynamic Interactions


Lecture 46 - Zimm Model - I


Lecture 47 - Zimm Model - II


Lecture 48 - Continuum Mechanics - I


Lecture 49 - Continuum Mechanics - II


Lecture 50 - Kuhn’s Theory of Rubber Elasticity


Lecture 51 - Elasticity of polymer network


Lecture 52 - Microscopic definition of stress tensor - I


Lecture 53 - Microscopic definition of stress tensor - II, Dumbbell model, introduction to Rouse model


Lecture 54 - Models for entangled polymeric systems - I


Lecture 55 - Models for entangled polymeric systems - II


Lecture 56 - Rheology of complex fluids


Lecture 57 - Rheometers and rheological tests - I


Lecture 58 - Rheometers and rheological tests - II


Lecture 59 - Maxwell model - I


Lecture 60 - Maxwell model - II, Closing notes