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Readership: Advanced undergraduates, graduates, and scientists and engineers in industry. Courses in Colloid and Surface Science.
Robert J. Hunter, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney
""The treatments are consistently thorough, articulate, appropriately illustrated, and insightful." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 244 (2001)"
""... an authoritative treatise of [colloid science]. It is a book that will be 'dipped' into, with the reader finding a clear and complete description of the particular area. It is well written and annotated with suitable exercises in each chapter. I recommend it to research students and other scientists in the fields of colloid science, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and food science." Dr Bernard Binks in Chemistry and Industry, Sep. 2001"
1: Nature of colloidal dispersions
2: Thermodynamics of surfaces
3: Response to external fields and stresses
4: Transport properties of suspensions
5: Particle size and shape
6: Adsorption onto solid surfaces
7: Electrified interfaces: the electrical double layer
8: Electrokinetics and the zeta potential
9: Association colloids
10: Adsorption at charged interfaces
11: The theory of van der Waals forces
12: Double layer interaction and particle coagulation
13: Introduction to statistical mechanics of fluids
14: Scattering studies of colloid structure
15: Rheology of colloidal dispersions