Introduction to curricular unit; objectives, syllabus, teaching methodology and calendar, methods and evaluation standards, task description, main bibliography. Theoretical background to explain the stimuli-responsive behaviour of polymers. Examples of polymers that respond to stimuli. Aplications.
Bibliography of reference
Stevens, M.P. Polymer Chemistry - An Introduction. 3rd ed, Oxford University Press, 1999.
Fried, J.R. Polymer Science and Technology, 2nd ed. Prentice Hall PTR, 2007.
Cowie, J.M.G.; Arrighi, A. Polymers: Chemistry and Physics of Modern Materials, 3rd edition, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.
Urban, M. K. Handbook of Stimuli-Responsive Materials, 1st edition, Wiley -VCH, 2011