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Colloids


Content

The colloidal domain: association colloids, colloidal dispersions and macromolecular solutions. Shape and size of particles. Optical, transport and flow properties. Self-assembly: the hydrophobic effect; molecular-thermodynamic aspects. Micelles: structure and properties; thermodynamics and kinetics of micellization. Structure and dynamics in: bilayers, liposomes and membranes; lyotropic liquid crystals; emulsions and microemulsions. Phase transitions and phase behavior. Colloidal forces: DLVO theory; non-DLVO interactions. Colloidal dispersions; flocculation and coagulation. Polymers in solution and polymer-surfactant systems. Modern industrial and technical applications of colloidal systems. Lab experiments and presentation of selected topics.

Aims

To provide advanced knowledge on: the characterization of properties and structure-property relationships of different types of colloidal systems; the thermodynamic and physical principles governing colloidal assembly and phase behavior. Discussion of relevant applications of colloids in industry, pharmaceutics, biomedicine, consumer products etc.

Recommended Books

The Colloidal Domain - Where Physics, Chemistry and Biology Meet, D. F. Evans, H. Wennerström, , 2nd ed., New York, Wiley-VCH, 1999. Foundations of Colloid Science, R. J. Hunter, , 2nd ed., New York, Oxford University Press, 2000. Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, P.C. Hiemenz, R. Rajagopalan, 3rd ed., New York, Marcel Dekker, 1997. J.W. Goodwin, Colloids and Interfaces with Surfactants and Polymers - an Introduction, Chichester, John Wiley & Sons, 2004.

Teaching Staff

Eduardo Marques (Course Coordinator) Agostinha Matos

Hours

Lectures: 16 h; Lab works/Tutorials: 24 h

Grading System

Exam: 50% Lab reports + presentations: 50%

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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