Conductive Polymers (CEAC557) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Conductive Polymers CEAC557 Elective Courses 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC103 AND CEAC104 OR CEAC105
Course Language English
Course Type Technical Elective Courses
Course Level Ph.D.
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Prof. Dr. Atilla Cihaner
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The aim of the course focuses on the theories, synthetic methods, and basic physical aspects needed to understand the behavior and performance of conducting polymers. The course initially examines the theories behind conjugated materials and electron-lattice dynamics in organic systems. It also describes detail synthesis methods and electrical and physical properties of the full family of conducting polymers, including polyacetylenes, polyanilines, poly(arylene vinylenes), poly(arylene ethynylenes), and polyheterocycles. Finally, it concentrates on the numerous processing methods for conducting polymers and their integration into various devices and applications.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Understand principles of conducting polymers and the reasons behind their conductivity
  • Describe experimental methods for the synthesis of conducting polymers.
  • Propose synthesis of various conducting polymer architectures.
  • Explain the structure-property relationships.
  • Explain the structure-property relationships. • Explain how the electroanalytical and spectroscopic techniques can be used for characterization.
  • Learn proceesing methods for conducting polymers and their applications
Course Content Discovery and development of conductive polymers, polymerization techniques, chemical polymerization, electropolymerization, classes of conducting polymers, polyacetylenes, polyanilines, polypyrroles, polythiophenes, polycarbazoles, polyfluorenes, etc. and their derivatives, structure?property relationships, insulator?metal transition, metallic sta

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 The Discovery and Development of Conducting Polymers 1-20
2 Conductive Polymers versus Metals and Insulators 21-30
3 Synthesis and Classes of Conducting Polymers From Part 3 to Part 14
4 Synthesis and Classes of Conducting Polymers From Part 3 to Part 14
5 Synthesis and Classes of Conducting Polymers From Part 3 to Part 14
6 Synthesis and Classes of Conducting Polymers From Part 3 to Part 14
7 Synthesis and Classes of Conducting Polymers From Part 3 to Part 14
8 MIDTERM I
9 Properties and Characterization of Conducting Polymers From Part 15 to Part 22
10 Properties and Characterization of Conducting Polymers From Part 15 to Part 22
11 Properties and Characterization of Conducting Polymers From Part 15 to Part 22
12 Properties and Characterization of Conducting Polymers From Part 15 to Part 22
13 PRESENTATION
14 Applications and Devices Based on Conducting Polymers From Part 5 to Part 16
15 Applications and Devices Based on Conducting Polymers From Part 5 to Part 16
16 FINAL EXAMINATION

Sources

Course Book 1. Terje A. Skotheim and John R. Reynolds (Editors), Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Conjugated Polymers-Theory, Synthesis, Properties, and Characterization, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007.
2. Terje A. Skotheim and John R. Reynolds (Editors), Handbook of Conducting Polymers, Conjugated Polymers-Processing and Applications, 3rd Edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2007.
3. Andreas Elschner, Stephan Kirchmeyer, Wilfried Lövenich, Udo Merker and Knud Reuter, PEDOT-Principles and Applications of an Intrinsically Conductive Polymer, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group,2011.
Other Sources 4. Serge Cosnier and Arkady Karyakin (Editors), Electropolymerization, Concepts, Materials and Applications, 1st Edition, Wiley-VCH, 2010.
5. Mario Leclerc and Jean-Francois Morin (Editors), Design and Synthesis of Conjugated Polymers, 1st Edition, Wiley-VCH, 2010.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation 1 30
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 100
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 An ability to access, analyze and evaluate the knowledge in chemistry and comprehend the literature. X
2 An ability to define an advanced scientific problem in the required field and finding an alternative for the solution. X
3 An ability to design and conduct scientific and technological experiments in the lab- and pilot-scale, and to analyze and interpret their results. X
4 An ability to perform independent research. X
5 An ability to give a presentation at national and international scientific conferences and to publish scientific publications in international journals. X
6 An ability to achieve the necessary knowledge to follow current developments in science and technology, and do scientific research or developing projects in the field of chemistry. X
7 An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and to work as a part of a team. X
8 An understanding of the professional and occupational responsibilities. Awareness and responsibility about professional, legal, ethical and social issues in the required field. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Laboratory
Application
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 16 1 16
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 15 15
Project
Report
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 18 18
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 28 28
Total Workload 125