UE Tools for investigating polymers

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This course is devoted to the multiscale study of the structure of polymer materials using small angle scattering (SAS), nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and rheometry. Besides liquid-state NMR, the course explains how solid-state NMR can be applied to the characterization of polymers. Experimental tricks to obtain high-resolution 13C NMR spectra of solids are discussed. Dipolar interactions, chemical shifts anisotropy, magic angle spinning, relaxation times (T1 and T2 and T1g)  and cross-polarization are some of the main notions that are presented in the course. The course is based on examples that were studied with high-resolution solid state 13C  NMR. Regarding rheometry, the relationships between the (nano)structure of polymers and their use properties and implementation.