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Colloid and Surface Chemistry - AP403006
Title: Colloid and Surface Chemistry
Guaranteed by: Department of Physical Chemistry (403)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Engineering
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:0
E-Credits: winter s.:0
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1, other [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course is intended for doctoral students only
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: Vopička Ondřej doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Dendisová Marcela Ing. Ph.D.
Interchangeability : P403006
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The course for Ph.D. students is focussed on the phenomena occurring on phase boundaries, their modelling and evaluation of basic characteristics of disperse systems. The classification and stability of disperse systems is discussed and related to their thermodynamical, optical, rheological and electrical properties, and examples of applications. Systems with nanometer-scaled patterns and their applications for adsorbates studies, colloidal systems, are addressed in particular.
Last update: Vopička Ondřej (21.05.2019)
Aim of the course -

Outcomes for the Ph.D. students:

1. Knowledge of the methods of characterisation of disperse systems and heterogeneous materials and of relevant models and selected industrial applications,

2. to critically assess the predictive and correlative properties of the models,

3. description of disperse systems and microstructures with emphasis on the applicability on the own research tasks of the students,

Last update: Vopička Ondřej (21.05.2019)
Literature -

A: Butt, H.-J., Graf, K., Kappl, M.: Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces (3rd Edition), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, 2013. ISBN: 978-3-527-41216-7

A: Butt, H.-J., Kappl, M.: Surface and Interfacial Forces (2nd Edition), John Wiley & Sons, 2018. ISBN: 978-3-527-80436-8.

A: Adamson A.W., Gast A.P.: Physical Chemistry of Surfaces, Wiley, 1997. ISBN: 978-0-471-14873-9

A: Everet D.H.: Basic Principles of Colloid Science, RSC, 1988. . ISBN: 978-0-85186-443-3, PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-020-0

A: Hiemenz P.C., Rajagopalan R.: Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, 3rd Ed., New York 1997. ISBN 9780824793975

A: Myers D.: Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloids, Wiley, 1999. . Print ISBN:9780471330608

A: Tovey G.D.: Pharmaceutical Formulation - The Science and Technology of Dosage Forms, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), 2018, ISBN 978-1-84973-941-2, ,

Last update: Vopička Ondřej (03.05.2022)
Learning resources -

Everet D.H.: Basic Principles of Colloid Science, RSC, 1988. . Print ISBN: 978-0-85186-443-3 , PDF eISBN: 978-1-84755-020-0

Myers D.: Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloids, Wiley, 1999. . Print ISBN:9780471330608 , Online ISBN:9780471234999

Langmuir. . Print Edition ISSN: 0743-7463 , Web Edition ISSN: 1520-5827

Last update: Vopička Ondřej (03.05.2022)
Teaching methods -

Lectures, preparation of a project oriented on the systems, the properties of which are influenced by phase interfaces.

Last update: Vopička Ondřej (21.05.2019)
Syllabus -

1. Influence of interfaces on the properties of disperse systems, thermodynamics and molecular view. Interface energy, interfacial tension, temperature dependence, methods of measurement.

2. Thermodynamics of curved phase boundaries: Laplace-Young, Kelvin, Thomson and Ostwald-Freundlich equation.

3. Classification and models of adsorption, heat of adsorption, specific surface, moisture sorption and hygroscopicity, adsorption of mixtures, kinetics, diffusion. Gibbs adsorption isotherm.

4. Equilibrium on a three-phase boundary. Wetting and spreading, Young equation. Calculation of interfacial energy based on models (Zisman, Fowkes, etc.). Surface films of non-soluble substances on liquid and solid surfaces. Langmuir-Blodgett films.

5. Electric double layer. Zeta potential and electrokinetic phenomena.

6. Dispersions - classification and characterisation, stability, kinetic properties. Brownian motion, diffusion, diffusion-controlled dissolution (Noyes–Whitney model, etc.), sedimentation, osmosis, Donnan equilibrium, dialysis.

7. Newtonian and non-Newtonian systems. Plasticity, pseudo-plasticity, dilatancy, friction and lubricity. Optical properties of disperse systems, light scattering.

8. Heterogeneous dispersions. Lyosols, emulsions, foams, aerosols, solid sols. Sedimentation. Association colloids, critical micelle concentration. Colloid solutions of macromolecules. Gels - reversible, irreversible.

9. Use of nanoparticles systems to study adsorbates. Microscopic and nanoscopic techniques for characterization of nanoparticles systems and adsorbates.

10. Presentations of individual project oriented on the systems, the properties of which are influenced by phase interfaces.

Last update: Vopička Ondřej (03.05.2022)
Entry requirements -

Basics of physical chemistry

Last update: Pátková Vlasta (16.11.2018)