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Colloids and Interfaces (CIS)

Vak 2014-2015

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This course has been discontinued. Students are advised to join the course Bionanotechnology in 2015-2016.

Different topics from the field of Soft Matter Chemistry are presented focusing on theoretical models and methods. Topics include: Colloids (classification, colloidal stability, interactions between surfaces, DLVO theory), Interfaces (van der Waals theory of the surfaces, wetting), Self-assembling systems (micelle formation, microemulsions, membranes, monolayers, curvature energy), Polymers (Flory-Huggins, polymers in solution, polymer melts, simulations of polymers, scaling).

Minimum entry requirement: Statistical Thermodynamics (grade 8.0 or higher)