An examination of the theoretical foundations of the kinetics and thermodynamics of solid-liquid interfaces, as well as state-of-the-art industrial applications, this book presents information on surface and colloidal chemical processes and evaluates vital analytical tools such as atomic force microscopy, surface force apparatus measurements, and photon correlation spectroscopy.
Table of Contents
Equilibria in electrolyte solutions; the significance of interfacial water structure in colloidal systems - dynamic aspects; thermodynamics of adsorption at heterogenous solid/liquid interfaces; surface complexation model for solid/liquid interfaces; enthalpy of surface charging; interpretation of interfacial equilibria on the basis of adsorption and electrokinetic data; electrical interfacial layer in nonaqueous solvents; immersion phenomena; ionic adsorption/desorption kinetics; quantitative analysis of protein adsorption kinetics; microcalorimetric studies of biomaterials at interface; kinetics and mechanisms of crystal growth in aqueous systems; dissolution of calcium hydroxyapatite; interfacial chemistry of dissolving metal oxide particles - dissolution by organic acids; ion transport and electrical conductivity in heterogenous systems - the case of microemulsions; electrical behaviour of inorganic thin films in electrolyte media; thermosensitive gels; vapour adsorption isotherms of medium-sized alcohols on various solids and the behaviour of adsorbed molecules; interactions at colloidal soil and sediment interfaces; application of surfactants in liquid printing inks.
". . .provides a valuable resource for researchers involved in classical investigations of adorption of low-molecular-weight entities on inorganic surfaces and accompanying theories and empirical models."
---Journal of the American Chemical Society