Year 3 Chemistry & Biology (not physics)

This course is an advanced course focusing on science that takes place at surfaces and interfaces. Topics include phenomena at liquid-gas interface (surface tension), liquid-solid interface (wetting, electric double layer), gas-solid interface (UHV techniques, molecular adsorption).

Students who are enrolled in this class shall have sufficient knowledge in ONE of the two streams in their previous learning:

(1) Physical Chemistry; (2) Thermodynamics and crystallography.

Teacher: Lijia Liu

Teaching assistant: Weidong Xu

Second half of Physical Chemistry. Offered in the Fall.

Current content includes: Molecules in motion, kinetics, reaction dynamics, molecular interactions, properties of macromolecules, and solid state materials.