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Courses - Fall 2019
CHBE
Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
CHBE470
The Science and Technology of Colloidal Systems
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: CHBE424 and CHBE426.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department; and permission of ENGR-Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering department.
Introduction to colloidal systems and interfacial science. Topics include preparation, stability and coagulation kinetics of colloidal suspensions. Introduction to DLVO theory, electrokinetic phenomena, colloidal aggregation, interfacial phenomena, double layer theory, surface chemistry. Discussion of interfacial thermodynamics and interfacial forces for solid-liquid interfaces. Applications to nanomaterial synthesis, nanomaterial and polymer self-assembly, protein-protein interactions, and protein aggregation will be discussed.