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Master in Polymers and Biopolymers

subject: Polymer Physics
Physical structure and properties of polymers. Thermal and mechanical behavior. Elasticity and viscoelasticity. Transport, electrical and optical properties.
Professor: Jordi Puiggalí
subject: Polymer Laboratory
Polymerization methods. Polymer modification and degradation. Polymer analysis and characterization of the physical structure. Thermal, mechanical and other essays.
Professor: Alfonso Rodriguez
subject: X-Ray diffraction of Polymers and Biopolymers
Principles of X-ray diffraction. Diffraction by polymer particle and fibers. Diffraction by helices. Resolution of polymer structure. Practical problems.
Professor: Jordi Puiggalí, Lourdes Urpí
subject: Electron Microscopy of Polymers and Biopolymers
Optical microscopy. Transmission electron microscopy. Electron diffraction. Electron crystallography. Direct analysis methods and image processing. Scanning electron microscopy. Atomic force microscopy.
Professor: María Teresa Casas, Jordi Puiggalí
subject: Polymeric Biomaterials
Introduction to biomaterials. Biocompatibility. Analysis and modifying treatments. Hemocompatible polymers. Surgical sutures. Polymer prosthesis and cements. Artiifcial skin. Polymers for ophthalmology and dental application. Polymers for drug delivery systems.
Professor: Alfonso Rodriguez
subject: Crystallography of Biomacromolecules
Crystallization. Diffraction data collection. Working the diffraction data: spatial group determination, indexing and data scaling. Methods for structure resolution. Structure refinement. Electron density maps. Structure validation. Structural data bases.
Professor: Lourdes Urpí
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