#### About the course - General

### General

### Course plan

### Course plan

### Course plan

### שעות הרצאה/תרגול/קבלה

### שעות הרצאה/תרגול/קבלה

Lecture: Sundays 10:00 - 13:00

Reception hours: fix by email to okrichev@bgu.ac.il### שעות הרצאה/תרגול/קבלה

### Lecture Notes and Problem Sets

### Lecture Notes and Problem Sets

### Lecture Notes and Problem Sets

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### מדיניות הקורס

### מדיניות הקורס

- Home exercises (3-4 in total): obligatory submission
- Final grade (default option): exam based on home exercises

### מדיניות הקורס

### Introduction. Review of Statistical Mechanics.

### Molecular interactions. Van der Waals interactions. Mixing energy. Second virial coefficient

### Molecular interactions. Van der Waals interactions. Mixing energy. Second virial coefficient

### Molecular interactions. Van der Waals interactions. Mixing energy. Second virial coefficient

### Liquid structure theory. Radial distribution function. Tonks gas/Frenkel liquid.Distribution functions. Yvon-Born-Green hierarchy. Kirkwood closure.

### Liquid structure theory. Radial distribution function. Tonks gas/Frenkel liquid.Distribution functions. Yvon-Born-Green hierarchy. Kirkwood closure.

### Liquid structure theory. Radial distribution function. Tonks gas/Frenkel liquid.Distribution functions. Yvon-Born-Green hierarchy. Kirkwood closure.

### Radial Distribution function (continuation). Density-Density correlation function. Structure Factor. Polymers: Types of solvents: good, theta and bad. Ideal polymer models: Freely Jointed Chain. Entropic elasticity of an Ideal polymer.

### Radial Distribution function (continuation). Density-Density correlation function. Structure Factor. Polymers: Types of solvents: good, theta and bad. Ideal polymer models: Freely Jointed Chain. Entropic elasticity of an Ideal polymer.

### Radial Distribution function (continuation). Density-Density correlation function. Structure Factor. Polymers: Types of solvents: good, theta and bad. Ideal polymer models: Freely Jointed Chain. Entropic elasticity of an Ideal polymer.

### Confinement of an Ideal polymer to a tube.Freely Rotating Chain and Worm-like Chain. Gaussian chain. Real chain: Flory theory, force-extension, Pincus blobs.

### Confinement of an Ideal polymer to a tube.Freely Rotating Chain and Worm-like Chain. Gaussian chain. Real chain: Flory theory, force-extension, Pincus blobs.

### Confinement of an Ideal polymer to a tube.Freely Rotating Chain and Worm-like Chain. Gaussian chain. Real chain: Flory theory, force-extension, Pincus blobs.

### Real Chain in a tube. Flory-Huggins theory of polymer solutions. Dilute, semi-dilute and dense regimes. Osmotic pressure.

### Real Chain in a tube. Flory-Huggins theory of polymer solutions. Dilute, semi-dilute and dense regimes. Osmotic pressure.

### Real Chain in a tube. Flory-Huggins theory of polymer solutions. Dilute, semi-dilute and dense regimes. Osmotic pressure.

### Debye-Huckel theory of screening in electrolytes. Overlap concentration. Screening in polymer solutions: Edwards' theory. Mesh size/screening length: scaling theory. Osmotic pressure of semidilute solutions. Coil size in semidilute solutions.

### Debye-Huckel theory of screening in electrolytes. Overlap concentration. Screening in polymer solutions: Edwards' theory. Mesh size/screening length: scaling theory. Osmotic pressure of semidilute solutions. Coil size in semidilute solutions.

### Debye-Huckel theory of screening in electrolytes. Overlap concentration. Screening in polymer solutions: Edwards' theory. Mesh size/screening length: scaling theory. Osmotic pressure of semidilute solutions. Coil size in semidilute solutions.

### Polymer Dynamics. Brownian motion. Smoluchowski/Langevin equations. Smoluchowski time. Ballistic and diffusion regimes. Rouse model of polymer dynamics. Rouse modes.

### Polymer Dynamics. Brownian motion. Smoluchowski/Langevin equations. Smoluchowski time. Ballistic and diffusion regimes. Rouse model of polymer dynamics. Rouse modes.

### Polymer Dynamics. Brownian motion. Smoluchowski/Langevin equations. Smoluchowski time. Ballistic and diffusion regimes. Rouse model of polymer dynamics. Rouse modes.

### Rouse model: segmental mean square displacement. Hydrodynamic interactions. Zimm model. Dynamics of semidilute solutions: individual vs. collective dynamics. Reptation: tube, tube time, individual diffusion coefficient.

### Rouse model: segmental mean square displacement. Hydrodynamic interactions. Zimm model. Dynamics of semidilute solutions: individual vs. collective dynamics. Reptation: tube, tube time, individual diffusion coefficient.

### Rouse model: segmental mean square displacement. Hydrodynamic interactions. Zimm model. Dynamics of semidilute solutions: individual vs. collective dynamics. Reptation: tube, tube time, individual diffusion coefficient.

### Segmental mean-square displacement dynamics in semidilute solutions. Collective diffusion coefficient in semidilute solutions. Dynamic (quasielastic) light scattering technique. Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy.

### Segmental mean-square displacement dynamics in semidilute solutions. Collective diffusion coefficient in semidilute solutions. Dynamic (quasielastic) light scattering technique. Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy.

### Segmental mean-square displacement dynamics in semidilute solutions. Collective diffusion coefficient in semidilute solutions. Dynamic (quasielastic) light scattering technique. Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy.

### Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy (FCS). Scanning FCS. Surfactants, spherical and rod-like micelles, bilayers. Interactions between micelles. Interactions within soap films: Newton and black films. Free energy of a bilayers.

### Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy (FCS). Scanning FCS. Surfactants, spherical and rod-like micelles, bilayers. Interactions between micelles. Interactions within soap films: Newton and black films. Free energy of a bilayers.

### Fluorescence Correlation spectroscopy (FCS). Scanning FCS. Surfactants, spherical and rod-like micelles, bilayers. Interactions between micelles. Interactions within soap films: Newton and black films. Free energy of a bilayers.

### Self-assembled structures: dependence on surfactant head area and tail volume. Free energy of a membrane confined to a slit.

### Self-assembled structures: dependence on surfactant head area and tail volume. Free energy of a membrane confined to a slit.

### Self-assembled structures: dependence on surfactant head area and tail volume. Free energy of a membrane confined to a slit.

### Critical micelle concentration. Cases of spherical and rod-like micelles. Emulsions.

### Critical micelle concentration. Cases of spherical and rod-like micelles. Emulsions.

### Critical micelle concentration. Cases of spherical and rod-like micelles. Emulsions.