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Colloids and Interfaces

Course 2012-2013

Actual course information

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).

Prerequisites

This course will not be given in the course year 2012-2013