Phelma Formation 2022

Surfaces and interfaces - 4PMFCCM2

  • Number of hours

    • Lectures 8.0
    • Projects 0
    • Tutorials 8.0
    • Internship 0
    • Laboratory works 0


    ECTS 1.5


This course offers an overview of the physical chemistry of surfaces in a broad sense. All the possible interfaces between the three states of matter -solid, liquid and gas- are addressed to various degrees of details.

Contact David RIASSETTO


A) Liquids and their interfaces: i) A Quiescent Interface? ii)
Thermodynamics of Liquid Interfaces iii) Orientation at Interfaces iv) The
spreading of one liquid on another
B) Surfaces of solids: i) A Quiescent Surface! ii) Description of surfaces iii)
Thermodynamics of Crystals iv) Surface crystallography
C) Surface tension measurement methods : i) Wilhelmy plate ii) Du Nouy ring iii) Bubble pressure
D) The solid-gas interface: i) Types of adsorption process ii)The Adsorption
Time iii) The Langmuir Adsorption Isotherm iv)The BET and Related
E) The solid-liquid interface




Semester 7 - The exam is given in english only 

2 hours exam

Rank at the exam.

In case of lockdown or remote teaching, the evaluation will be made through a multiple choice test

Additional Information

Semester 7 - This course is given in english only EN

Course list
Curriculum->Engineering degree->Semester 7
Curriculum->Internationals Cursus->Semester 7