"Introduces typical problems associated with particle-particle, particle-surface, and surface-surface interactions, concentrating on solid phases dispersed in a liquid phase. Features a systematic presentation of the physical and mathematical models established over the last 50 years. Written to foster an understanding of how theoretical analyses are conducted in practical situations."
" . . .a valuable resource….As a reference…its value lies within chapters that demonstrate surface thermodynamic model development and application. The book's scope has applications for both scientists and engineers….In addition, the book is invaluable to students of colloidal science. Although not of the introductory level as other classic textbooks (Hiemenz: Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Marcel Dekker, Inc.), this book provides substantial supplemental information on the specific area of solid-in-liquid interfaces….an excellent addition to the Surfactant Science Series."
---Journal of the American Chemical Society
Structural properties of colloidal suspensions; thermodynamics of microporous material formation; the electrical double layer at charged monolayers; electrical double layer at metal oxide/electrolyte interface; electrical double layer structure, forces, and fields at the clay-water interface; electrical interactions between charged membranes; adhesive interactions between polymer surfaces in water; long-range force contributions to surface dynamics; image forces at charged dielectric plates; the stability of charged colloids; kinetic models of colloid aggregation; dispersion forces between colloidal particles; boundary effects and particle interactions in electrophoresis.