Dec 09, 2023
CHE 4820 - Nano- and Biointerfaces
This course is designed to introduce the students to particle suspensions and biological interfaces, in which the boundaries play an important role in the physical and chemical properties of the system. As the materials become smaller, more of their total mass becomes part of the interface, thus an understanding of interfacial properties is important in working with suspensions containing small or nano-sized particles. This course provides an understanding of the fundamentals of interfacial behavior in nanoparticle systems and in biological interfaces, with an emphasis on applications.
Requisites: CHE 2010 and ET 3200
Credit Hours: 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
- Students will be able to identify surface forces at liquid surfaces.
- Students will be able to explain the basics of surface tension measurement instruments.
- Students will be able to describe the process of surfactant self-assembly.
- Students will be able to define colloids and classify colloidal systems.
- Students will be able to compute inter-particle forces and predict particle aggregation behavior.
- Students will be able to describe and classify nanoparticle synthesis and characterization methods.
- Students will be able to select the proper method for characterizing nanoparticles depending on the need.
- Students will be able to explain the relationship between contact angle and wetting behavior.
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