The term paper should have a cover page showing the title of the paper, your name, and date.
Introduction:This should put the topic of your paper in context. Why is the material important? What are some of the applications? What makes the material so special for those applications?
Synthesis, Structure and Properties: How is the material made? What is the structure of the polymer material? How do the synthesis conditions and structure influence its properties?
Applications: Briefly describe the applications that the material is used for. Then choose one application to describe in detail. Why is the material suited for that application? What are the advantages using the material for that application? What are the limitations of the material and are there alternatives or ways to improve the material?
The term paper should include a discussion of molecular, micro and macro structureof a particular polymeric material and a connection to mechanical, chemical, or physical properties.
Figures: Every term paper should contain at least three figures in the text (not at the end). Each figure must also contain a Figure Caption that describes what the Figure is. The Figures must also be explicitly mentioned and discussed in the main body of the term paper.
Summary: Briefly summarize the key points regarding your material. This section should be no more than one or two paragraphs.
References: Each term paper should contain a minimum of six references (more is OK), three of which must be from a book and/or technical paper and not from a website