Courses in Colloid and Interface Chemistry
The course discuss basic concepts within surface chemistry and physical chemistry for colloidal systems in solution. It also gives an introduction to pharmaceutical and biotechnological applications.
The course focuses on the requirements for and driving forces behind the formation of self-associated structures, such as micelles, liposomes, biological membranes and liquid crystalline phases. Particular emphasis is put on intermolecular interactions and the factors affecting structure, phase behaviour, and stability in self-associated systems. During the course you will also get acquainted with some common methods for characterisation of the systems, and learn more about their technical and pharmaceutical applications.