96411 - Characterisation Techniques Of Materials For Cosmetic Use

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Academic Year 2022/2023

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the student knows the structural and chemical features of materials used in cosmetics and different techniques for the structural and chemical analysis of the surfaces and bulk of solid materials. Through the knowledge gained, the student has a better understanding of the most used methods for material characterization and how to employ these methods for the design and development of innovative materials.

Course contents

Surface and bulk properties of materials Introduction to the
characterization of materials by most used techniques
- Contact Angle Measurements
- Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM and TEM)
- X ray diffraction (single crystal, fibre and powder)


Slides and materials provided by the teacher

Teaching methods

Frontal lessons

Assessment methods

Oral exam

Teaching tools

Videoprojector and PC. Power point presentations used during the lessons and any research material will be provided to the students in electronic format.

Office hours

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