Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2024Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering (Master's Course) Division of Advanced Science and Engineering Chemical Engineering Program
Lecture Code WSF21202 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name Particle Surface Chemistry
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Particle Surface Chemistry
フカサワ トモノリ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Mon3-4,Thur3-4
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction B : Japanese/English
Course Level 6 : Graduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 25 : Science and Technology
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Chemical Engineering
Eligible Students
Keywords Surface/Interface chemistry, Electrokinetic phenomena, Particle interaction, Rheology of suspension 
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Class Objectives
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1. Students understand phenomena at the liquid-gas, liquid-liquid, solid-gas, and solid-liquid interfaces.
2. Students understand charging mechanisms of particles in liquids and interfacial electrokinetic phenomena.
3. Students understand particle-particle interactions and coagulation  kinetics.
4. Students understand rheological properties of particle suspensions. 
Class Schedule lesson1: Guidance, Introduction
lesson2: About surface/interface chemistry
lesson3: Kinetic properties of particle
lesson4: Liquid–gas and liquid–liquid interfaces (surface and interface tensions)
lesson5: Liquid–gas and liquid–liquid interfaces (surfactants)
lesson6: Solid–gas interface
lesson7: Solid–liquid interface (contact angles and wetting)
lesson8: Solid–liquid interface (charged interfaces)
lesson9: Solid–liquid interface (the electric double layer)
lesson10: Electrokinetic phenomena
lesson11: Interaction forces and energies (the DLVO theory)
lesson12: Interaction forces and energies (non-DLVO forces)
lesson13: Kinetics of coagulation and stability ratio
lesson14: Rheology of suspension 1
lesson15: Rheology of suspension 2

A term-end examination is performed. Please submit some reports.  
Terence Cosgrove (Ed.), "Colloid Science: Principals, Methods and Applications", Wiley-Blackwell
Douglas H. Everett, “Basic Principles of Colloid Science”, Royal Society of Chemistry
Paul C. Hiemenz, Raj Rajagopalan, “Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry”, CRC Press.
Jacob N. Israelachvili, “Intermolecular and Surface Forces”, Academic Press 
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Enough preparation and review of each class is necessary because many contents are taught in each class. 
Grading Method The results of reports, mid-term examinations, and final examinations will be evaluated comprehensively. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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