Physicochemical Studies in the Structure of Matter including Nanosystems


This course provides a basic knowledge of the physiochemical approaches and their experimental techniques for characterizing of ordinal and advanced materials. It introduces the basic physical principles which make it possible to determine molecular and supramolecular structure of materials, their properties and technological applications. This course overviews experimental techniques that help to reveal the properties of smart materials relevant to these applications. The course practicum lessons give experiences in using modern physical methods for imaging microstructure and properties of nanoparticles and microfluidics for soft matter and smart materials.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

1. Identify appropriate methods to characterize the molecular and supramolecular structures of matter;

2. Demonstrate correlations between the structure of a material and its properties;

3. Distinguish useful properties of matter for bio-technological and medical applications;

4. Determine exact methods and approaches which will enable the formation of structure-properties correlations