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270072 VO Soft Matter Interfaces - Principles and Experimental Techniques (2021W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 27 - Chemie


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Language: English



Thursday 9-10.30
In case you are interested in the lecture, but the proposed lecture time does not suit you, please contact the lecturer.
Unclear yet if it will take in person or online.


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course gives an introduction to the fundamentals of the interaction of soft matter at interfaces. We will discuss thermodynamics of interfaces, models for molecular adsorption, phase transitions at interfaces, and self-assembly of monolayers. Moreover, you will be introduced to several surface specific experimental techniques, like ellipsometry, signal enhancement with evanescent waves, and linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy. These methods provide information about the molecular ordering and structural arrangement of soft matter at interfaces.

Assessment and permitted materials

Oral examination

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Fundamental understanding and knowledge of the physical chemistry of soft matter interfaces and experimental techniques to study them

Examination topics

Interactive lecture

Reading list

Lecture notes, script

Optional literature
Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces, H.-J. Butt, K. Graf and M. Kappl, Wiley

Association in the course directory

PC-2, MC-2, A.4, D.4, D.3, B.3, UF MA CH 02g, UF MA CH 02e, Doktorat

Last modified: Tu 31.08.2021 11:48