Colloid and surface engineering

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Colloid and surface engineeringCode de l'UE : HMCH109


The goal is to provide fundamentals in colloid and surface engineering.

Course content:
1. Intermolecular and surface forces and their consequences in term of surface interaction
2. Electro-kinetics phenomena (electrophoresis, electro-osmosis ...)
3. Colloidal properties (stability, coagulation, ...)
4. Practice of product formulation


- To know general concepts about surface forces and their consequences on colloids and nanoparticles properties
- To be able to estimate electro-kinetics phenomena
- To be able to estimate the stability of colloids
- To know the effect of the suspendant fluid on the properties of dispersed particles
- To know the practice of product formulation

Formation expérimentale :
Effect of different parameters on the stability of colloidal suspensions

Pré-requis recommandés

1st cycle degree or a bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Bio-chemical Engineering, or equivalent degrees in one of the previous domains.

Volume horaire

  • CM : 20
  • TD : 0
  • TP : 5


R.F. Probstein, Physico-chemical hydrodynamics,
Hiemenz, Principles of colloid and surface chemistry, Deker, 1986
Mohamed Dauoud, Claudine E. Williams, Soft Matter Physics, Springer, 1999

Diplômes intégrant cette UE

En bref

Crédits ECTS 3

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Langue d'enseignement



Contact(s) administratif(s)

Andre AYRAL (andre.ayral @