Soft Condensed Matter, Biological Physics Experiment & Statistical Physics Seminars
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Week beginning 13 April 2014
Monday 14 Apr 14 - 1:00pm
The Role of Contact Angle in High Shear Granulation
Agglomeration of powders into larger granules is a key step in many industrial processes, from the manufacture of fertiliser pellets to pharmaceutical tablets. High shear granulation describes the action of mixing solid powder with a liquid binder to produce these granules. The physical attributes of these granules (size, porosity etc.) are determined by the complex interaction of the chemical and physical properties of the powder and binder, as well as the mixing procedure. Traditionally, obtaining required properties has been regarded as an ?art? rather than science, and much recent work has focussed on determining the role of individual parameters that control the granulation process. One often neglected aspect is the contact angle between powder and binder, which is the focus of this presentation.
Monday 21 Apr 14 - 1:00pm - Room 2511
Monday 28 Apr 14 - 1:00pm - Room 2511
Monday 5 May 14 - 1:00pm - Room 2511
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Note for speakers
- We try to encourage an informal atmosphere.
- To encourage discussion, talks are limited to 30/40 mins plus up to 20/10 mins for questions.
- Almost any style of talk is allowed and resident speakers are encouraged to give a variety of different types of talk during their stay at Edinburgh. Examples include talks about the speaker's research, a particular paper or publication (`Journal Club' talks), pedagogical talks, question-and-answer sessions, etc.
- Speakers are encouraged to pitch their seminars to the whole group.
- I would be grateful if the next speaker on the list could inform me of the title and short abstract (it should fit onto the usual advertising poster) of his/her talk by Wednesday of the week before, to allow me to do the advertising.
- Anyone unable to give their talk on the scheduled date should in the first instance try to rearrange with someone else on the list, and only then inform me of the final outcome so that I can change the rota.
- Talks of soft condensed matter students can only be cancelled with permission from Prof. Cates, and should be done as far in advance as possible to give some chance of finding a replacement.
- If anyone would like to volunteer a seminar themselves, knows of a visitor or new arrival who might be willing to give a talk, or for any other queries, please contact the seminar organiser (see below for email address).