MIDIT OFD CATS Modelling, Nonlinear Dynamics Optics and Fluid Dynamics Chaos and Turbulence Studies and Irreversible Thermodynamics Risø National Laboratory Niels Bohr Institute and Technical University of Denmark Building 128 Department of Chemistry Building 321 P.O. Box 49 University of Copenhagen DK-2800 Lyngby DK-4000 Roskilde DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø Denmark Denmark Denmark
by Dr. Ling Miao
Department of Chemistry, DTU
Aug. 31, Sept.2, Sept. 7, Sept. 9, Sept. 14, 1998, 14:30-16:30
at Department of Chemistry, Building 206, Room 250
What are the lecture series about?
Soft interfaces form as a structure of self-assembly of amphiphilic molecules dispersed in ordinary fluids. Notable examples are bilayers formed by lipid molecules in aqueous solutions and surfactant-coated oil-water interfaces in microemulsions. During the past two decades, there has been dramatic progress in the understanding of the two-dimensional structures, morphology, and material properties of these interfaces for two reasons: first, such interfaces are highly relevant structural entities in biological systems or complex fluids of industrial applications; secondly, rich physics arises from both molecular complexity in the intrinsic two dimensions and ``softness'' - novel material properties leading to ``live'' geometry - of the interfaces. This series of lectures is intended as an introductory review, from the standpoint of statistical physics, of some of the theories and phenomenology constituting our present understanding of soft interfaces.
Whom are the lecture series intended for?
Students in physics, physical chemistry, material science and biophysics. PhD students who attend the series will be given a certificate, based on which they may claim credit.