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Course module: 202001413
202001413
Soft Matter Physics
Course info
Course module202001413
Credits (ECTS)5
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. H.R. Vutukuri
E-mailh.r.vutukuri@utwente.nl
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. M.H.G. Duits
Examiner
dr. H.R. Vutukuri
Contactperson for the course
dr. H.R. Vutukuri
Academic year2022
Starting block
2A
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Aims
After passing this course the student is able to:
  • Explain the link between microscopic descriptions of Brownian motion and macroscopic diffusion laws.
  • Describe and solve common physical models of soft matter systems such as polymers, viscoelastic media, surfactants and ionic solutions.
  • Describe the key physical characteristics of active soft matter.
  • Interpret basic experimental data for techniques such as rheology and light scattering.
Content
This course introduces the main concepts underlying the physical description of ‘soft’ systems such as Brownian motion and thermal fluctuations. These are illustrated with examples from the main classes of soft matter including solutions, polymers and surfactants. Key experimental techniques such as light scattering and rheology are also discussed.​
 
Assessment plan
the result of the exam will be determined by the following assessment plan;
- Written examination  (80%)
- Oral presentation on research paper (20%)
Assumed previous knowledge
Statistical Physics AT 202000661 or 202000702 Statistische Fysica TN
Participating study
Master Applied Physics
Required materials
Book
‘Soft Matter Physics’ by Masao Doi. ISBN: 9780199652952
Recommended materials
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Instructional modes
Lecture

Presentation(s)
Presence dutyYes

Tutorial

Tests
Soft Matter Physics

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