UE Soft matter

Degrees incorporating this pedagocial element :

Description

Matter cohesion (Van der Waals forces). 3 media model (without interfacial energy). Hydrophily/hydrophoby. Hamaker constant. Interaction between charged surfaces in water. Debye length. Polymers, colloids. Surface tension and wetting. Analyses and review articles.

 

Prerequisites

Basis in hydrodynamics

Bibliography

Scaling concepts in polymer physics, PG de Gennes, Cornell University Press