Block copolymers, 38, 42, 76, 120, 123-125, 158

Blood, 33, 34, 35, 53, 63

Blow molding, 72, 105, 107

Bottles, 23, 25, 67, 72, 93-94, 114

C

Capillary zone electrophoresis, 150

Carbon-based polymers, see Organic polymers

Carbon fibers, 17, 30

Catalysts and catalysis, 2, 6, 72, 104, 123

biological, 131-132, 138

Cellulose, 2, 79, 96, 108

CERAMERS, 103

Ceramics, 7, 36, 54, 65, 103, 104

Chain architecture, 2, 9, 42, 43, 44, 117-123, 138

isomerism, 120-123

length, 119-121

sequence control, 120

topology, 117

Characterization of polymers, 6, 72, 73, 139, 152-153

biopolymers, 140, 141, 150-152

microscopy, 2, 6, 43, 143, 146-148

molecular, 139-144

solid-state structure and properties, 140, 141, 146-148

solutions, melts, and elastomers, 140, 141, 144-146

surfaces and interfaces, 140, 141, 148-150

CHEMFETS, 53

Chemical structures and processes, 2, 32, 66, 67, 114, 115

adhesives, 82-83

biopolymers, 42, 44, 45

sensor devices, 52-54

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), 24, 28

Chromatography, 141-142, 150

Chromophores, 59

Clothing, 2, 9, 23, 65, 114

protective, 29, 90, 109

Coatings, 53, 65, 73, 92, 98-100, 102, 104, 105, 110, 111

Collaborative research, 3-4, 5-6, 7

see also Interdisciplinary studies and research

Collagen, 32-33, 42, 78

Commodity polymers, 3, 5, 46, 65, 68, 79, 113

Communications technologies, 2, 5, 32, 46-47, 61, 63, 107

see also terms listed under Electronics

Compact disk (CD) technology, 57-58, 63, 106

Composites, 17, 27, 28, 30, 36, 48, 54, 65, 67, 75, 90, 104

structural, 87-89, 94

Computation and simulation, 2, 6, 142, 152, 153-155, 162-168

Concrete-plastic, 27

Conducting polymers and synthetic metals, 50-52, 63, 91

Conjugated polymers, 127

Connective tissues, 32-33, 34

Construction, see Housing and construction materials

Contact lenses, 33, 37, 73, 102

Containers, see Packaging and containers

Contraceptive implants, 38

Controlled-release materials, 53, 92

drugs, 38-41, 95, 104, 109

Coordination catalysis, 121

Corrosion-resistance, 30-31

Cross-linking, 37, 44, 67, 127

Crystallinity, 44, 67, 80, 156

see also Liquid crystalline polymers

Crystallography, 43, 151

Cuprophan, 35

Curriculum development and guidelines, 19, 21

Cyanates, 75

D

Defense, see Military and defense applications

Degradation of waste materials, 23, 24, 25

research needs, 7, 25-26

Dental applications, 33, 35-36

Depth profiling, 148-149

Desalinization of water, 95, 96

Dextrans, 38

Dextrin, 82-83

Diagnostic applications, 37-38

Dielectrics, 46, 47-50, 62

printed circuit boards, 46, 47, 48

Diffusion-controlled systems, 38

Dimethacrylates, 36

Diodes, see Light-emitting diodes

Dispersion processing, 110-111

Disposable diagnostic kits, 37-38

Disposal of materials 3, 6-7, 10, 23, 24, 25, 139

see also Recycling

Distribution and movement of materials, 3, 10

DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), 2, 32, 42, 43, 150



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