Week 1: Introduction of structure-property-process correlation of polymer, elastomer and composites -1.
Week 2: Introduction of structure-property-process correlation of polymer, elastomer and composites -2.
Week 3: Identification by chemical techniques with reference to Indian or International standards.
Week 4: Introduction of UV-Vis and Infrared spectroscopy for polymers, elastomer and composites.
Week 5: Application of infrared spectroscopy for blends, modification of polymers, compatibilization, coupling, etc.
Week 6: Photoacoustic spectroscopy with special reference to surface to bulk characterization.
Week 7: NMR spectroscopy — principles and fundamentals. Application of NMR in polymer, elastomer and composites.
Week 8: Thermal analysis techniques and applications in polymer, elastomer, and composites.
Week 9: XPS and SIMS and its relevance with respect to polymer, elastomer, and composites.
Week 10: Introduction to microscopy (Optical, AFM) with special reference to electron microscopy (SEM, FESEM, and HRTEM).
Week 11: Application of microscopy in polymer, elastomer and composites.
Week 12: Real life application of the techniques for research and development and quality control.