WiSe 2017-2018 Soft Matter v3.0
Master Program Chemistry (Chemie) and Polymer Science, Course n° 21242.Lecturers
S-Jun.-Prof. Annabelle Bertin (100%, firstname.lastname@example.org)Language
5 credits. Course starts on Monday 16.10.2017, 2pm - 6pm, room 23.02.
The lecture will take place only until the Christmas holidays.
It will take place Mondays afternoon for 5 hours from 2 to 7pm.
Mo, 16.10.2017: 2-6 pm
Mo, 23.10.2017: 2-7 pm
Mo, 30.10.2017: no lecture
Mo, 06.11.2017: 2-7 pm
Mo, 13.11.2017: 2-7 pm
Mo, 20.11.2017: 2-7 pm
Mo, 27.11.2017: 2-7 pm
Mo, 04.12.2017: 8am-1pm
Mo, 04.12.2017: 2-7pm
Mo, 11.12.2017: 2-7 pm
Do, 14.12.2017: 8am-1pm
Mo, 18.12.2017: 8am-1pm
Mo, 18.12.2017: 2-7 pm
In the frame of the seminars (Übungen), the students will be asked to present one experimental method that is important in the field of Soft Matter (AFM, DLS, Zeta-Potential, Rheology, etc; the talks should be prepared at home).
The exam format will be a talk / ppt presentation about a recent publication (10-15 min) related to at least one of the topics studied during the course followed by 10-15 min questions by the examiner, half on the topic of the publication, half on the lecture in general.Outline
The topics covered will be:
- Introduction: What is soft matter? What are the general aspects of soft matter? Why is it important? Soft Matter in the everyday life
- Amphiphiles: Self-assembly of amphiphiles such as surfactants and block copolymers in bulk and solution (micelles, vesicles)
- Gels: What is a gel? Percolation theory, Swelling, Applications of (hydro)gels for biomedical applications
- Liquid crystals
- Soft Matter in Nature: Biomembranes, artificial cells, etc.
- Self-healing polymers
- Shape memory polymers
- Glass fiber composites
- Introduction to Soft Matter: Synthetic and Biological Self-Assembling Materials, Revised Edition. Author: Ian W. Hamley. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 2007, ISBN: 978-0-470-51609-6.
- Soft Condensed Matter. Author: Richard A. L. Jones. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002, ISBN: 978-0198505891.
- Polymers Physics. Authors: M. Rubinstein, Ralph H. Colby. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2003, ISBN: 978-0198520597.
- Lecture notes of the Forschungszentrum Jülich:
33rd IFF Spring School (2002); Soft Matter – Complex Materials on Mesoscopic Scales
35th IFF Spring School (2004); Physics Meets Biology. From Soft Matter to Cell Biology
39th IFF Spring School (2008); Soft Matter – From Synthetic to Biological Materials
42nd IFF Spring School (2011); Macromolecular Systems in Soft- and Living-Matter