Conductive Polymers (CEAC557) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Conductive Polymers CEAC557 3 0 0 3 5
Pre-requisite Course(s)
CEAC103 AND CEAC104 OR CEAC105
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
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 X
Major Area Courses
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 apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering to solve chemical engineering and applied chemistry problems.
2 An ability to analyze and model a domain specific problem, identify and define the appropriate requirements for its solution.
3 An ability to design, implement and evaluate a chemical engineering system or a system component to meet specified requirements.
4 An ability to use the modern techniques and engineering tools necessary for chemical engineering practices.
5 An ability to acquire, analyze and interpret data to understand chemical engineering and applied chemistry requirements.
6 The ability to demonstrate the necessary organizational and business skills to work effectively in inter/inner disciplinary teams or individually.
7 An ability to communicate effectively in Turkish and English.
8 Recognition of the need for, and the ability to access information, to follow recent developments in science and technology and to engage in life-long learning.
9 An understanding of professional, legal, ethical and social issues and responsibilities in chemical engineering and applied chemistry.
10 Skills in project and risk management, awareness about importance of entrepreneurship, innovation and long-term development, and recognition of international standards and methodologies.

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