Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 3 sessions / week, 1 hour / session

There is no lab component to the course.

Students are expected to spend an average of six hours a week on the course outside of class sessions.

Course Description

Theory of self-assembly in surfactant-water (micellar) and surfactant-water-oil (micro-emulsion) systems. Introduction to the theory of polymer solutions. Introduction to scattering techniques, light, x-ray, and neutron scattering applied to studies of the structure and dynamics of complex liquids. Modern theory of the liquid state relevant to structured (supramolecular) liquids.


Prof. Sow-Hsin Chen