2019 Interface Chemistry

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Academic unit or major
Undergraduate major in Materials Science and Engineering
Matsushita Sachiko  Kondo Takeshi 
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Tue3-4(S7-202)  Fri3-4(S7-202)  
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Course description and aims

Interfacial phenomena and colloid are important items associated with almost all of the daily life and industrial fields, such as organic, inorganic, polymer, biomaterials, and so on. To understanding the colloids and interfacial science, wide knowledge such as thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, and spectroscopy is required. This lecture starts from the basic question "what is colloid and interface?" and explain a lot of interfacial phenomena with the thoeries.

Student learning outcomes

This lecture gives...
-understanding various kinds of colloids and interface phenomena using physical chemistry
-knowledge about the industrial application of the interfacial phenomena.
-how to use the knowledge for material design.


Colloid, Suspension, Interface, Self-assembly, Adsorption

Competencies that will be developed

Intercultural skills Communication skills Specialist skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills
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Class flow

Explain using black board and slides, sometimes including handout or short test.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Introduction of Colloid and Interface Introduction of Colloid and Interface
Class 2 Air-liquid interface Study about interfacial tension
Class 3 Liquid-liquid interface Study about the liquid-liquid itnerfaceBasic study of molecular monolayer
Class 4 Insoluble molecular monolayer  Basic study of molecular monolayer
Class 5 Solid-liquid interface Study about contact angle, wetting, heat of immersion.
Class 6 Surfactant Surfactant
Class 7 Electric characteristics of interface 1 Study about electric double layer, electrophoresis, et al.
Class 8 Electric characteristics of interface 2 Study about electric double layer, electrophoresis, et al.
Class 9 Bubble Study about foam and foam separation
Class 10 Solid-air interface Study about the adsorption at interface (including N2-BET method)
Class 11 primary calendar primary calendar
Class 12 lecture cancellation lecture cancellation
Class 13 Emulsion Study about the Emulsion
Class 14 fluid fluid
Class 15 Examination Understanding about the emulsion and suspension


The textbook is written in Japanese.

Reference books, course materials, etc.

Fumio Kitahara, 「界面・コロイド化学の基礎」講談社サイエンティフィク

Assessment criteria and methods

Exam. (80%), Report (20%)

Related courses

  • MAT.P306 : Physical Chemistry (Surface)

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)


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