Colloids are awesome little objects

7 July 2015, London, United Kingdom


Introduction
When we zoom in to microscopic dimensions a colloidal world reveals itself, the one where small objects, also known as colloids, rule. Small particles, droplets, organisms, and nano-patterns have a tremendous influence on the properties and function of the vast ranges of materials we come across and use in our daily lives, and has done for millennia. The ability to fabricate complex colloidal particles and structures, and to understand their behaviour and interactions with for example liquids, each other, and solid surfaces, allows us to make formulations and materials with advanced properties.

In this lecture we will investigate what makes colloids a small force to be reckoned with. What makes them interesting? What “cool” materials can we make with them? Examples will include coatings, adhesives, gels, and small particles that can “swim” or change size and shape, like small organisms such as bacteria.

Start Time - 19:00
End Time - 20:30

This event is suitable for students aged 16-18.
ChemNet members/non-members/teachers/parents

To Register Please Email ChemNet@rsc.org
Please note registrations will be limited to 20 places per school group (including teachers).

Please note that registration will close 7 days before the event.

This is a ChemNet event run in partnership with the Materials Chemistry Division, with kind sponsorship from the London Schools Excellence Fund (Department for Education and Mayor of London)
Venue
The Royal Society of Chemistry

Science Room, The Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA, United Kingdom

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