Wed 2 March, 6 pm, Warwick University – room MS.02, maths dept
When we zoom in to microscopic dimensions a new 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 open to the general public (suitable for students aged 15 and upward) 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.
1730-1800 welcome with tea/coffee and cookies; 1800 start; 2000 end
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. Schools groups very welcome, suitable for students aged 15+. Students aged 16 and over may come on their own
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