163.110 Polymer characterization
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021W, VO, 2.0h, 3.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to explain the fundamentals of important methods to characteriza polymers and polymeric materials and to solve non-method-specific analytical questions.

Subject of course

Molar weight determination: viscometry, end group analysis, osmometry, chromatography and electrophoresis, light scattering, ultracentrifugation, MALDI/ESI mass spectrometry Structure: IR spectroscopy, NMR spectroscopy, tandem/multi stage mass spectrometry (examples), SAXS, electron microscopy Surface analysis: AFM, XPS, SIMS Thermal analysis: DSC, TGA, TMA Mechanical properties: stress-strain behaviour (modules), hardness, impact strength Rheology Resistance to weathering and oxidation

Teaching methods


Mode of examination


Additional information

The course will be given via distance learning.

Part 1 - Simone Knaus: presentations will be downloadable. In addition there will be a fixed online consultation hour. Details will be given via TUWEL...

Part 2 - Partick Knaack: online presentations will be given. Details to follow via TUWEL...  

Part 3 - Victor Weiss: presentations and videos will be downloadable. In addition there will be an online Q&A possibility. Details will be given via TUWEL...



Examination modalities

oral online exam - please contact us via email stating at least three possible examination time slots


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Wed10:00 - 12:0014.09.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written14.08.2022 10:00 - 09.09.2022 23:55TISS14.09.2022
Wed10:00 - 12:0002.11.2022GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written03.10.2022 10:00 - 26.10.2022 23:55TISS02.11.2022
Thu10:00 - 12:0005.01.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written01.12.2022 10:00 - 21.12.2022 23:55TISS05.01.2023
Thu10:00 - 12:0002.02.2023GM 3 Vortmann Hörsaal - VT written20.12.2022 10:00 - 29.01.2023 23:55TISS02.02.2023

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
11.10.2021 19:00 02.03.2022 12:00



Supporting information you can find as pdf-Files in TISS.