After completing the course, the student should be able to
account for phase relations and phase structure in self-associating lipid and surfactant systems
account for thermodynamic, electrostatic and mechanical aspects on the stability of colloidal solutions
describe some common techniques used to study structure, interaction and dynamics in colloidal solutions
account in oral and written form for surface and colloid chemical problems
describe how self-associating colloidal systems can be utilised for technical applications within the areas of medicine/pharmacy and materials science.
Self-associated lipid and surfactant systems, phase relations, phase structure and liquid crystalline phases. Micelles, vesicles and biological membranes. Static and dynamic light scattering, electron microscopy. Colloidal solutions, steric stabilisation, surface forces and polymer adsorption. Technical applications of self-associated and colloidal systems.
Lectures, teaching sessions, seminars/projects, laboratory sessions and demonstrations.
Written and/or oral theoretical examination is organised at the end of the course. Passed project/seminar assignment and passed laboratory work is required for a pass grade. Written examination corresponds to 3 credits. Seminar/project presentations and laboratory sessions corresponds to 2 credits. The final grade is based on a combination of the results obtained the theoretical examination and the laboratory sessions.
Can not be included in higher education qualification together with Colloid and Interface Chemistry, 7.5 credits