Science of Speciality Polymers and Nanomaterials.

1hr 33min of on-demand video


  • Learners should know basic terms like Polymers, Monomers, Polymerization reaction
  • Thermosoftening and Thermosetting polymers


This course is designed considering the importance of polymeric materials for many domestic, industrial, engineering and modern technological applications. Polymers are the substances having very high molecular weight and are made by joining many numbers of small molecules known as monomers. Polymers are characterized by some exceptional properties which makes them useful for various engineering applications. The properties possessed by polymers are superior than that of the other materials like metals, alloys, glasses, ceramics, wood etc. In this course speciality polymers are covered. Speciality polymers have one or two special properties which give them specific applications based on that special property. This course covers class of speciality polymers like Engineering thermoplastics, Biodegradable polymers, Conducting polymers and Electroluminescent polymers. In this course One example of each speciality polymers is discussed in details regarding its preparation, properties and uses.

Polycarbonate is one of the example of engineering thermoplastics which is used in electrical and electronic components, data storage devices, bullet proof materials, optical devices etc. Polyhydroxy bytyratevalarate(PHBV) is the example of biodegradable polymers. The biodegradable polymers are those which gets decomposed after their use when they are discarded. They are used in packaging material, medical field, agricultural field. Polyactylene is example of conducting polymers. It is used in rechargeable batteries, antistatic material, electronic devices, telecommunication systems. Polyparaphenylenevinylene is an example of electroluminescent polymers . It is mostly used in optical applications.

This course also deals with some basic concepts of Nanomaterials, Quantum dots and their applications.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineering students
  • Diploma Engineering students
  • Science students
  • 12th standard students of science stream