Colloids are awesome little objects

2 March 2016 18:00-20:00, Coventry, United Kingdom

When we zoom in to microscopic dimensions a new world reveals itself, the one where small objects 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. The ability to make complex colloidal particles and structures, and to understand their behaviour and interactions, allows us to make materials with advanced properties. In this lecture open to the general public (suitable for students aged 15 and upward) we will investigate the “cool” materials we can make with colloids; examples will include coatings, adhesives, gels, and small particles that can “swim” or change size and shape.

Prof Stefan Bon from the University of Warwick is the Royal Society of Chemistry Materials Chemistry Division outreach lecturer for 2015-16

1730-1800 welcome with tea/coffee and cookies;

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This event is suitable for students aged 15-18
Member/Non Members/Teachers/Parents and the General Public

Event Jointly organised by ChemNet, University of Warwick and RSC Materials Chemistry Division
University of Warwick

Room MS.02, University of Warwick, Maths Department, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom

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