Physical Chemistry of Surfaces

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Bachelor
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
3
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

Fundamentals of solid/fluid interfaces.The qualitative description of the surface layer, the concept of surface excess.Thermodynamics of the interfaces, surface tension and interaction potential. Interactions at solid/gas and solid/liquid interfaces. Adsorption isotherms, their interpretation (Langmuir, BET, Dubinin-Radushkevich and DFT models). Experimental methods, including calorimetry. Fractality. Particle size analysis.Applied surface science: the role of interfaces in material science, environmental and industrial processes. Heterogenous catalysis, Pressure/Temperature Swing Adsorption

Subject area

Materials
Physics

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Prerequisites

Physical chemistry: laws of thermodynamics, solutions, phase diagrams, colloids, macromolecules

Duration

28 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

3

Maximum number of students

20

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology

Department

Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science

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