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Training Course: Advanced Techniques for Surface/Interface Characterization

November 21, 2022 - November 25, 2022

Hours/student: 8 theory, 12 lab/practice, 2 outreach actions, 2 industry visit


Miguel Ángel Cabrerizo Vílchez (MACV)- mcabre@ugr.es

Julia Maldonado Valderrama (JMV)- julia@ugr.es

Miguel Ángel Fernández Rodríguez (MAFR)- mafernandez@ugr.es

Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Valverde (MARV)- marodri@ugr.es

Francisco Javier Montes Ruiz-Cabello (FJMRC)- fjmontes@ugr.es

Alberto Martín Molina (AMM)- almartin@ugr.es

Schon Gabriel Fusco (SGF)- schonfusco@ugr.es



LF I- Liquid-fluid interfaces I (MAFR)

Surface tension and its physical implications. Measurement of surface/interfacial tension. Thermodynamic quantities at interfaces. Monolayers.


LF II- Liquid-fluid interfaces II (JMV)

Kinetics properties of interfacial layers: adsorption dynamics and dilatational rheology. Theoretical and empirical models, diffusion coefficient and dilatational parameters. Experimental methods. Examples and case studies: surfactants, proteins, polymers and microgels.


WP I- Wetting phenomena I (MARV)

Adhesion. Contact angle hysteresis. Fundamental equations. Contact angle measurement and interpretation.


WP II- Wetting phenomena II (MARV)

Extreme wettability: liquid/air-repellent, liquid/air-retaining. Singular techniques (based on the drop motion).



LLFI- Self-assembly of a microgel monolayer at a water/air interface and deposition on a silicon substrate. Characterization of the deposited monolayer by atomic force microscopy. (MAFR)


LLFII- Calculation of diffusion coefficient and dilatational parameters of two model proteins from experimental data of pendant drop tensiometer obtained in LSIP. (JMV)


LabI- Measurement of the molecular length of oleic acid. (JMV, AMM)


LabII- Measurement of Critical Micellar Concentration of an ionic surfactant using surface tension and electric conductivity. (MAFR, AMM)


LWPI-The role of roughness in wetting properties of surfaces: Estimation of contact angle hysteresis of various polystyrene surfaces by low-rate dynamic contact angle measurements. (FJMRC)


LWPII-Extreme wettability. (SGF, MARV)


OISS- Outreach in Interface/Surface Science (MACV)


Poster session

Individual presentations and networking


November 21, 2022
November 25, 2022
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Miguel A Rodriguez-Valverde
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University of Granada
Laboratory of Surface and Interface Physics (LSIP) Faculty of Sciences-Department of Applied Physics
Granada, Spain
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