10.43 Introduction to Interfacial Phenomena


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Introduces fundamental and applied aspects of interfacial systems. Theory of capillarity. Experimental determination of surface and interfacial tensions. Thermodynamics of interfaces. The Gibbs adsorption equation. Charged interfaces. Surfactant adsorption at interfaces. Insoluble monolayers. Curvature effects on the equilibrium state of fluids. Nucleation and growth. Fundamentals of wetting and contact angle. Adhesion, cohesion, and spreading. Wetting of textured surfaces. Super-hydrophilic and super-hydrophobic surfaces. Self-cleaning surfaces.

This class has 10.213 as a prerequisite.

10.43 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by .

This class counts for a total of 9 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

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