Universität Wien FIND

442634 VO Electrostatics of colloids (2019S)

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Language: English

Examination dates

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Tuesday 05.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 19.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 26.03. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 02.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 09.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 30.04. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 07.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 14.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 21.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 28.05. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 04.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG
Tuesday 18.06. 16:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Physik Sensengasse 8 EG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to give an overview of the electrostatics-based problems in Biophysics and Soft Matter Physics.
The main focus is on the fundamental theories of Coulomb fluids developed in the last century but formulated in the framework of the field theory.
We will use that field-theoretic approach to study some concrete problems such as:
1) rigid entities with fixed charge (DNA, viruses)
2) charge fluctuations (proteins)
3) shape fluctuations (polyelectrolytes)
4) concentration fluctuation (colloid assembly)
The lectures will be given on a blackboard in English language.

Assessment and permitted materials

Presentation of a seminar and discussion.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Basic understanding of the main concepts of electrostatic phenomena in biophysics and soft matter.

Examination topics

Ex-cathedra teaching.

Reading list

C. Holm, P. Kekicheff and R. Podgornik Electrostatic Effects in Soft Matter and Biophysics
D. Dean, J. Dobnikar, A. Naji, and R. Podgornik Electrostatics of Soft and Disordered Matter
W. B. Russel, D.A. Saville and W. R. Schowalter Colloidal Dispersions
R. Podgornik and B. Žekš, ”Inhomogeneous Coulomb fluid. A functional integral approach”, Journal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions 2:Molecular and Chemical Physics 84, 611 (1988).
A. Naji, M. Kanduč, J. Forsman and R. Podgornik, ”Perspective: Coulombfluids - Weak coupling, strong coupling in between and beyond”, Journal of Chemical Physics 139, 150901 (2013).
Nataša Adžić and Rudolf Podgornik, Field-theoretic description of charge regulation interaction, The European Physical Journal E 37, 49 (2014).

Association in the course directory

MaG 8, MaG 26, M-ERG

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