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Physical Chemistry Of Nanodispersed Systems And Polymer Solutions


Content

Preliminaries: intermolecular interactions and thermodynamics in nanodisperse systems. The main types of colloids. Characteristic phenomena in colloid systems. Micelle formation, solubilization. Surfactants at interfaces: wetting, contact angles, surface and interfacial tension, films, foams topology. The electric double layer. Colloid stability, DLVO theory. Coagulation kinetics. Static and dynamic light scattering. Diffusion. Viscosity. Rheology. Conformation of an isolated polymer coil. The Flory-Huggins theory. Other theories of polymer solutions. Polyelectrolytes in solution: electrophoresis, Donnan equilibria. Experimental methods in nanodisperse system studies. Effect of polymer on colloid stability, steric stabilization and bridging flocculation, Q flocculation, depletion flocculation.

Aims

The course aims to provide the physical chemistry background necessary for explanation of phenomena and processes taking place in the nanoscale – in colloids, micellar systems  and polymer solutions and the achievement of skills of the computer modelling and experimental studies of processes in nanoscales.
Learning outcomes: The course is expected to provide the ability to operate the basic physical laws governing different types of dispersion system, from nanosuspensions and micellar systems to polymer solutions, and to use them in the solution of typical problems of nanotechnology.

Recommended Books

  • P.C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Marcel Dekker Inc., New York, 1997
  • D. Fennell Evans and H. Wennerström, The Colloidal Domain. Where Physics, Chemistry and Biology meet, 2nd ed., VCH Publishers, New York, 1999
  • P.C. Hiemenz, Polymer Chemistry. The basic concepts. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York, 1984
  • I. Teraoka, Polymer solutions. An introduction to physical properties. A John Wiley & Sons. Inc. New York, 2002
  • Manuals, materials for lectures and exercises at http://www.staff.amu.edu.pl/~gwnow/SERP-Chem

 

Teaching Staff

Waldemar Nowicki

Hours

Lecture: 15 h
Practical courses: 30 h

Grading System

Project work (5 hours)

About SERP-Chem

Since its creation in 2008 the SERP-Chem master has benefit from the support of many patners. Click on the following link to visit our partners.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Paris-Saclay Graduation Ceremony
The class of 2016 had the opportunity to participate in the Paris-Saclay Graduation ceremony that took place at the University Paris-Sud on the 3rd of March. Congratulations! 
 
March 29, 2017

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