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Hybrid Colloidal Systems with Designed Response

Objective

The etymology of the word colloid stems from the Greek word for glue. The systematic study of colloids (as we perceive them nowadays) is considered to have begun in the middle of the 19th century. However, the word colloid itself had been mentioned before in very different senses. The development of the physics and chemistry of colloids really took off in the 20th century. Colloids found different applications in almost every part of our lives, and it might even seem that these systems are fully understood and “tamed”. In reality, this is far from the case! Both fundamental understanding and a clear application strategy are required. This is most evident when it comes to the relationship between the nature and arrangement of the colloidal particles and their macroscopic response to an external field (be that shear, electric, magnetic or gravitational fields). To elucidate this relationship we unite 7 academic and 2 industrial partners and 5 associate partners to train 15 ESRs. We aim to develop the concept of COLLoids with DEsigned respoNSE, leading to our acronym: COLLDENSE. Scientific projects are divided into three main workpackeges according to the complexity of the building blocks: deformable colloids, hybrid colloids and colloidal mixtures. The subjects vary from soft repulsive colloids, magnetic colloids, soft microgel particles, telechelic star polymers to droplets with interfaces stabilised by solid particles and DNA nano-constructs. The detailed analysis of mixtures of these components, as well as of their equilibrium and nonequilibrium thermodynamics and rheology, is the other important facet of the project. In order to obtain a complete understanding of the colloidal behaviour under an external drive we employ the three main tools of the modern natural science: experiment, computer simulations and analytical theory. This complete approach will also yield a broad training experience for the young members of the network.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/thermodynamics
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/polymer science
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/particles
  • /natural sciences

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAT WIEN
Address
Universitatsring 1
1010 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 767 802,24

Participants (8)

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 234 997,56
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 484 773,84
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
ECOLE SUPERIEURE DE PHYSIQUE ET DECHIMIE INDUSTRIELLES DE LA VILLE DEPARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Rue Vauquelin 10
75231 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNILEVER U.K. CENTRAL RESOURCES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 273 287,88
Address
Unilever House, Victoria Embankment 100
EC4Y 0DY London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Rhodia Laboratoire du Futur
France
EU contribution
€ 262 875,60
Address
Avenue Du Docteur Schweitzer 178
33608 Pessac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (5)

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX
France
Address
Place Pey Berland 35
33000 Bordeaux
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Canada
Address
200 University Avenue West
N2L 3G1 Waterloo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Paradisgatan 5C
22100 Lund
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA CORP
United States
Address
3451 Walnut Street Room P 221
19104 Philadelphia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Nassau Hall 1
08544-2001 Princeton, Nj
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments