Colloids are awesome little objects

  • Royal Society of Chemistry Burlington House London UK

When we zoom in to microscopic dimensions a 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 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. Curriculum links - Polymers, Bonding, Nanotechnology Please note registrations will be limited to 20 places per school group (including teachers). Start Time - 18:30 End Time - 20:30 This event is now FULLY BOOKED Please note that registration will close 7 days before the event. This event is suitable for students aged 16-18. ChemNet members/non-members/teachers/parents This is a ChemNet event run in partnership with the Materials Chemistry Division.