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PhD defence

Assembling anisotropic colloidal building blocks

Thursday 7 June 2018
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


This research studied the ‘behaviour’ of micron-sized particles, known as colloids. It investigated the electrical charge of the particles and the viscoelasticity of colloidal suspensions. Colloids are crucial components of so-called ‘soft materials’. Insight into and understanding of the properties of colloids are needed to develop new materials that are able to resist extreme force. This PhD research contributes to our fundamental knowledge of these special building blocks.


  • Prof. M.L. van Hecke


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PhD dissertations

PhD dissertations by Leiden PhD students are available digitally after the defence through the Leiden Repository, that offers free access to these PhD dissertations. Please note that in some cases a dissertation may be under embargo temporarily and access to its full-text version will only be granted later.

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