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					                       Powder Characterisation:
             Chemical, Physical and Mechanical Properties
                                   18-21 May 2010
     Weetwood Hall Hotel & Conference Centre, Otley Road, Leeds, LS16 5PS
              Organisers: Professor M Ghadiri and Dr A Hassanpour
      Institute of Particle Science and Engineering, University of Leeds, UK

                                           Programme
    Tuesday 18 May 2010 CHARACTERISATION OF PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICLES

09:30– 10:00
     Registration

10:00 – 10:15
     Introduction, Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri

10:15 – 11:45
     Sample preparation for particle characterisation, Dr Nikolaas de Jaeger
         o   Origins of problems in particle property analysis
         o   Colloidal science and sample preparation


11:45 – 13:15
    Particle size characterisation, Professor Reg Davies
         o   Principles of size analysis
         o   State-of-the-art instruments for particle sizing

13:15 – 14:30
     Lunch break


14:30 – 16:00
     Particle shape and structure, Dr Xiaodong Jia
         o Shape and shape description
         o   Surface morphology and structure


16:00 – 16:15


    Coffee break

16:15 – 17:45
    Suspension rheology, Professor Richard Buscall
        o Introduction to the principle of suspension rheology
         o   Particle structuring in suspensions
         o   Measurement of suspension rheology
Wednesday 19 May 2010 CHARACTERISATION OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICLES


      09:00 – 10:30

         Mechanical properties of powders, Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri
             o      Introduction to mechanical properties
             o      Characterisation by nano-indentation


      10:30 – 10:45
         Coffee break


      10:45 – 12:15
         Cohesive powders, Professor Norman Harnby
             o      Mixing of cohesive powders
             o      Cohesive powder flow
             o      Segregation


      12:15 – 13:15
         Lunch break


      13:15-14:45

         Bulk characterisation of powders, Dr Ali Hassanpour
             o      Shear cell
             o      Frictional properties
             o      Consolidation and unconfined yield stress
             o      Powder flow



      14:45-15:00

         Coffee break



      15:00-16:30
         Mechanical behaviour of powders, Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri
             o      Characterisation of deformation and breakage of particles
             o      Particle breakage under brittle and semi-brittle failure modes
             o      Impact and side crushing
             o      Bulk compression and crushing
Thursday 20 May 2010 CHARACTERISATION OF CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF PARTICLES


09:00-11:15

         Synchrotron radiation, X-Ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy,

          Mr David Merrifield

          o   Principles

          o   Application in crystallisation

         Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS), Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) and
          Thermogravimetric Analysis (TGA), Mr David Merrifield

          o   Principles

          o   Applications


11:15-11:30

         Coffee break


11:30-13:00

         Electrostatics in Powder Systems, Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri

          o   Fundamentals of tribo-electrification of powders

          o   Measurements of tribo-electrification of powders

          o   Industrial applications of electrostatics in powder systems



13:00-14:00

         Lunch break


14:30-17:00

         IPSE visit


17:30-20:00

         Course dinner
    Friday 21 May 2010 CHARACTERISATION OF NANO AND SUBMICRON PARTICLES

9:00-10:30

   Atomic force microscopy, Professor Simon Biggs
        o     Principles
        o     Applications in both dry and wet systems
        o     State-of-art in the field

10:30-10:45
   Coffee break

10:45-11:45

   Nano and submicron particles systems, Professor Yulong Ding

        o     Nano and submicron particle products

        o     Characterisation of nanoparticles and nanoparticulate products

        o     Introduction to transport properties and interfacial phenomena at the nanoscale

        o     Measurement of transport properties of nanoparticulate systems


11:45-12:45

   Lunch break


12:45-13:45

       Solubility and dissolution of particles, Professor Rob Forbes

        o     Principles

        o     Applications


13:45-14:00
   Coffee break


14:00-15:30

   Tabletting and compaction of powders, Dr Csaba Sinka

        o     Fundamentals of tabletting and compaction of powders

        o     Industrial use of tabletting and compaction


15:30-16:00

   Coffee and closing remarks, Professor Mojtaba Ghadiri

				
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