Surfaces, Colloids and Soft Matter - online course, Short Course | Part time online | KTH Royal Institute of Technology | Sweden
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Surfaces, Colloids and Soft Matter - online course

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The Surfaces, Colloids and Soft Matter - online course offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology will address a broad range of surface and colloidal principles and see how these are applied for example in cosmetics, recycling, detergency, food technology and pharmaceuticals. 

Overview

What you will study

The Surfaces, Colloids and Soft Matter - online course offered by KTH Royal Institute of Technology will discuss the surface science of nature - how nature solves such challenges as water harvesting by beetles in the desert, how geckos stick to the ceiling and the lotus leaf effect. Some of the sustainability issues we face in this discipline, and their solutions form a continuous theme.

After completing the course, a student should be able to:

  • Explain aspects of surface, colloid and soft matter chemistry.
  • Apply surface and colloid science on interfacial phenomena.
  • Communicate and present surface and colloid science.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Principles of Surface and Colloid Science
  • Thermodynamics of surface tension, adsorption and interacting surfaces, as well as the relevant experimental approaches.
  • Capillarity
  • Electrostatics of interfaces and titration of surface charge
  • Electrokinetic phenomena
  • Surface forces: double layer forces, van der Waals forces, steric forces, hydration forces and colloidal stability
  • Stablising dispersions
  • Adhesion
  • Wetting, including superhydrophobicity.
  • Applications of surface chemistry, with focus on paper industry, flotation and cleaning
  • Adsorption:  From gases and liquids, including polymers, polyelectrolytes and the formation of polyelectrolyte complexes.  Solution behaviour of polyectrolytes.
  • Surface modification
  • Surfcatant properties and association to micelles, vesicles, liquid crystals and biomembranes.
  • Emulsions, microemulsions and foams.
  • Gels

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 3 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

5 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Equivalent knowledge to a bachelors degree, minor or major, in chemistry, chemical engineering, or material science. 
  • English corresponding to English B/6.

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