Colloids and Interfacial Science



Structure of solid surface sites. Instrumentation for surface characterization. Interaction of molecules in the gas phase with surfaces. Adsorption isotherms and adsorption coupled with surface reactions. Mechanisms of heterogeneous catalysis. Thermodynamics of interfaces. Solid–liquid interfaces and interfacial tension. Surfaces in contact with aqueous media, the electrical double layer, and adsorption from solution. Self-assembly of surfactant aggregates. Surface modification with surfactants.

Course period23/08/20 → …