# M. Sc. (Physics):Liquid Crystals:Physics of colloids & surfaces

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## Important information

Typology | Master |

Start | Patiala |

- Master
- Patiala

Starts | Location |
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On request |
PatialaThapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India See map |

Starts | On request |

Location |
PatialaThapar University P.O Box 32, 147004, Punjab, India See map |

## Course programme

First Semester

Classical Mechanics

Statistical Mechanics

Quantum Mechanics

Mathematical Physics

Physics Lab I

Fundamentals of Computer Science and C Programming

Second Semester

Condensed Matter Physics

Experimental Techniques in Physics

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Electrodynamics

Electronics

Physics Lab II

Third Semester

Particle Physics

Nuclear Physics

Semiconductor Physics

Physics Lab III

Seminar

Fourth Semester

Dissertation

Physics of colloids & surfaces

The Liquid State: Solids, Liquids and Gases, Classification of Liquids, Molecular Motion in Liquids, Liquid Mixtures.

Theory of Imperfect Gases: Canonical form, Grand Canonical form, Quantum Mechanical Calculation of Second Virial Coefficient, Completely Ionsized Gas, Cell Theories.

Equilibrium Structure of Dense Fluids: Pair Distribution Function, Thermodynamic functions in dense fluids, Born-Green-Yvon equation, Kirkwood Superposition Approximation.

Numerical Solution of the Integral Equation: Low density solutions: Lennard-Jones systems, Liquid-density solutions.

Phase Transitions: Yang-Lee condensation, KBGY equations and Kirkwood stability criterion.

The Critical Point: Experimaental determination of the critical exponents, Conducting fluids, Ising model and Onasagar’s solution.

Liquid Surface: Formal theory of surface tension, Step model of Liquid Surface, Single particle distribution, Liquid-Metal surface.

Liquid Metals: Nearly-free-electron model, Calculation of resistivity, Alloys.

Liquid Crystals: Cholesteric liquid crystals, Semectic liquid crystal, Semectic –Nematic Isotropic Phase Transition, Molecular model for phase transitions in biological memberanes,

Numerical Methods in the Theory of Liquids: Molecular dynamics methods, Monte Carlo method, Comparison of molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo methods, Diffusion coefficient, Quantum liquids, Surface phenomena, Investigation of the friedel oscillations, Phase tyransition of a hard-ellipse system,.

Transport Phenomena: Boltzmann transport equation, Fokker-Plank equation, Smoluchowski equation, Friction constant, Viscous Shear Flow,