Polymers & Plastics & Materials Science

including ceramics, glass, and metallurgy. More metal sites are on my Crystals, Gems, Minerals, & Metals page 

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Polymer Macrogalleria at University of  Southern Mississippi

http://www.pslc.ws/macrogcss/maindir.html
http://www.psrc.usm.edu/macrog/index.htm

this site has so many quality goodies -- that's why it's at the top of the list!

Plastics eLearning by Ian R Harrison, Emeritus Professor at Penn State University

http://www.plastics-elearning.com/

animations, videos, so much more -- really well organized and thorough...
I plan on spending a lot of time here

Polymers at University of Akron 

http://www2.uakron.edu/cpspe/

  very useful and informative

Center for Polymer Studies at Boston University 

http://polymer.bu.edu/

featuring the Virtual Molecular Dynamics Laboratory

http://polymer.bu.edu/vmdl/

with downloadable alpha and beta versions of molecular dynamics software, Fractal Image Gallery, "Dance of Chance" museum, and lots more.

Polymers and Liquid Crystals at Case Western Reserve University

http://plc.cwru.edu/tutorial/enhanced/main.htm

http://plc.cwru.edu/tutorial/enhanced/files/hindex.html

Shockwave tutorials from my alma mater. 

Hoo - rah - kai - rah   S - C - I - E - N - C - E  hoi - rah  CASE !!!!

An Introduction to Polymerization at Northwestern University

http://mrcemis.ms.nwu.edu/polymer/

a nice basic introduction

Complex Fluids Research Group at Brandeis University

http://www.elsie.brandeis.edu/

liquid crystals, colloids, and more. PowerPoint presentations, and links.

Polymers and Repeating Molecules  by  Henry Rzepa & Wyn Locke [Imperial College],  Karl Harrison [Oxford U], and  Paul May [Bristol U]

http://origin.ch.ic.ac.uk/mim/polymer/polymer.html

consider me another satisfied monomer -- er, customer of these Chime-based tutorials on addition and condensation polymers.

Monte Carlo Computer Simulation of Polymer Conformation at UC Irvine

http://www.chem.uci.edu/education/undergrad_pgm/applets/conf/conf_explain.htm

well, I couldn't get the Java applet to run on my 486 clunker, but this text accompaniment was itself quite informative.

Polymer Chemistry Hypertext
by the students of Professor J. Stober at the University of Missouri - Rolla

http://web.umr.edu/~wlf/

it's easy to feel chained at first by all the material here, but take your time and check it out -- definitely worth repeated visits for the links alone!

Plastics.com

http://www.plastics.com/

a primarily industry-oriented sign-up site; resource section still largely in development, but has a heavily-used forum section with a classy look, along with news and other information. Links to National Plastics Center & Museum.

American Plastics Council

http://www.americanplasticscouncil.org/

lots of varied information

Polymers:    National Plastics Center & Museum  at  Leominster, MA

http://npcm.plastics.com

this site's main function is to get you to visit in person -- it sounds like there's a lot of interesting stuff there, including the Plastics Hall of Fame, but not much to see online.

The Polymer Center at Battelle Memorial Institute

http://www.battelle.org/specialprograms/advancedmaterials/polymer/default.stm

not a lot of hard info here, but you can certainly get a good picture of how many  important applications there are to polymer chemistry

Polymer Chemistry Resources at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

http://pcol.ch.iup.edu/polymers/default.htm 

A nice introduction to the field.

MatWeb   Online Materials Information Resource by Automatic Creations, Inc.

http://www.matweb.com/main.htm

http://www.matweb.com/link.htm

 FREE materials information database with data on 24,704 materials including metals, plastics, ceramics, and composites. And loads of useful links!

Materials World Web by Dr. Dana Ashkenazi

http://www.geocities.com/materialsworldweb/

contains scores of useful links in a nice layout

Materials World Modules from Northwestern University

http://www.materialsworldmodules.org/aboutmwm.htm

"The NSF-funded Materials World Modules MWM) Program has produced a series of interdisciplinary modules based on topics in materials science, including Composites, Ceramics, Concrete, Biosensors, Biodegradable Materials, Smart Sensors, Polymers, Food Packaging, and Sports Materials. The modules are designed for use in middle and high school science, technology, and math classes... MWM is based on principles of inquiry and design and emphasizes active, hands-on learning."

MAST Materials Science and Technology Teacher's Workshop
from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/

"... modules are intended to introduce both teacher and student to the world of Materials Science and technology. There are eight modules including this brief introduction to Materials Science and technology. The other seven modules cover ceramics, metals, polymers, semiconductors, composites, concrete and energy. "

James P. Sethna's Home Page at Cornell University

http://www.lassp.cornell.edu/sethna/

physics applied to materials science -- lots of interesting stuff

The Sol-Gel Gateway

http://www.solgel.com/

A free-sign-up site offering: news with journal links, lists of suppliers, people and research groups, patents; links to educational materials; and much more. If you're a ChemWeb member, you can read their highly-favorable review of this site at:

http://www.chemweb.com/alchem/articles/985883674155.html

 

Material Education Teaching Resources at the University of Liverpool

http://www.matter.org.uk/default.htm

nice modules on "steelMATTER," diffraction, solidification, and TEM as well as links and CD's with additional subjects

University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign 

Materials and Science Technology Teaching Modules from University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

    Home:       http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/home.html

Ceramics:    http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/ceramics/ceramics.html

Metals:    http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/metals/metals.html

Polymers:   http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/polymers/polymers.html

Semiconductors:    http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/sc/sc.html

Composites:   http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/comp/comp.html

Concrete:    http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/concrete/concrete.html

Energy:    http://matse1.mse.uiuc.edu/~tw/energy/energy.html

the NSF-funded module development program involved 15 university faculty, 100 high school teachers, and students at both levels over a three-year period. Time and effort well-spent!


 
Complex Systems and Soft Materials from Norway

http://www.phys.ntnu.no/~fossumj/cpx/index.php3

"The Complex Systems and Soft Materials Program is a collaborative effort between three research groups in Norway: The Complex Systems and Soft Materials Group at the University of Oslo, the Complex Systems and Soft Materials Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and the Physics Department at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE)."
Lots of good stuff on complex fluids, granular materials, fracture, clays and ceramics, aerogels, and more.

Ceramic Processing:  WorldCyberU sample lesson 4

   http://www.worldcyberu.com/samplelessoncp4.htm

and a pretty generous sample it is!

Scientific Glassblowing Basics at Eastern Carolina University

http://www.ecu.edu/chem/glassblowing/gb.htm

a really good exposition of an increasingly-exotic art, with links to other interesting sites. Thanks to Steve Marsden for pointing this one out.

The Historical Metallurgy Society Ltd.

http://hist-met.org/     formerly at    http://users.ox.ac.uk/~salter/hms/

we're all the descendants of miners, smelters, and smiths -- as so many surnames in a wide variety of languages still show! And I grew up in that steel town that calls itself the Capital of the North Coast! Lots of interesting links.

Institution of Mining and Metallurgy

http://www.imm.org.uk/

tons of links to other institutions

Metallurgy Resources on the Internet by Antonio Augusto Gorni, after Cathy D. Stewart

http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/5978/metal.html

the layout may be plain, but there are loads of usefully organized links here. Last update in Aug 2001, but site is under continuous construction and many links I tried were not working.

Dictionary of Metallurgy from steelmill.com, the Polish steel industry directory

http://www.steelmill.com/DICTIONARY/Dictionary_f.htm

it's in English

metallography.com

http://metallography.aasp.net/

has an interesting image gallery

Mining Life Online Mining Reference/Resource

http://www.mininglife.com/

click on "Tools" on the left navigation bar for access to Miner's, Geologist's, Metallurgist's, and Environmental Toolboxes. Lots more at this site as well.

Google Web Directory -- Science > Technology > Metallurgy

http://directory.google.com/Top/Science/Technology/Metallurgy/

web pages organized by subcategory and/or sorted by frequency of access

Materials Forum / Chemweb member home

http://materials.chemweb.com/home

sign up for ChemWeb [free] and enjoy the forums as one of the benefits

Polymer Forum / Chemweb member home

http://polymer.chemweb.com/home

sign up for ChemWeb [free] and enjoy the forums as one of the benefits

 

 

       

     

History of Chemical Engineering & Chemical Technology by Wayne Pafko

http://www.pafko.com/history//h_intro.html

A highly entertaining and informative introduction to the subject -- and as you can see,  I couldn't resist the little icons! The 9/25/00 v2.0 version of the entire site can be downloaded in .PDF format [1 Mb]. Definitely worth checking out!

Strange Matter
by
the Materials Research Society, NSF, and the Ontario Science Center

http://www.strangematterexhibit.com/

Aimed at the 10-13 age group, this interactive website has five main sections: Zoom Inside Stuff, Transform Stuff, Crush Stuff, Improve Stuff, and Fun Stuff

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Last update  11 / 13 / 06