This work aims to familiarize students with the fundamentals of colloid and surface science, from various types of colloids and colloidal phenomena, and classical and modern characterization/measurement techniques to applications of colloids and surface science in engineering, technology, chemistry, physics and biological and medical sciences. The Journal of Textile Studies proclaims "High praise from peers . . .contains valuable information on many topics of interest to food rheologists and polymer scientists …[The book] should be in the libraries of academic and industrial food research organizations" and Chromatographia describes the book as "…an excellent textbook, excellently organised, clearly written and well laid out."
"High praise from peers . . .contains valuable information on many topics of interest to food rheologists and polymer scientists. . ..should be in the libraries of academic and industrial food research organizations. "
---Journal of Texture Studies
". . .the treatment is unique. The most striking, perhaps, is the introduction of short 'vignettes. . ..' which expand on the main point being made in the text. This is a fine revision of a fine book. Highly recommended. "
---Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology
". . .an excellent textbook, excellently organised, clearly written and well laid out. "
"Controlled release scientists will find the book of major help in solving problems related with diffusion, sedimentation, osmosis, dispersion, colloidal suspensions, light scattering, surface tension, double-layer theory, electronkinetic phenomena and colloidal stability. . ..Recommended. "
---Journal of Controlled Release
Colloid and surface chemistry - scope and variables; sedimentation and diffusion and their equilibrium; solution thermodynamics - osmotic and Donnan equilibria; the rheology of dispersions; static and dynamic light scattering and other radiation scattering; surface tension and contact angle - application to pure substances; adsorption from solution and monolayer formation; colloidal structures in surfactant solutions - association colloids; adsorption at gas-solid interfaces; van der Waals forces; the electrical double layer and double-layer interactions; electrophoresis and other electrokinetic phenomena; electrostatic and polymer-induced colloid stability; appendix A - examples of expansions encountered in this book; appendix B - units - CGS-SI interconversions; appendix C - statistics of discrete and continuous distributions of data; appendix D - list of worked-out examples.