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Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems

1st Edition

Edited by Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez

CRC Press

518 pages | 231 B/W Illus.

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Integrating fundamental research with the technical applications of this rapidly evolving field, Structure and Functional Properties of Colloidal Systems clearly presents the connections between structure and functional aspects in colloid and interface science. It explores the physical fundamentals of colloid science, new developments of synthesis and conditioning, and many possible applications.


Divided into three parts, the book begins with a discussion of the theoretical side of colloid dynamics. It then transitions to dynamically arrested states and capillary forces in colloidal systems at fluid interfaces.


Covering the structural aspects of different colloidal systems, the second section examines electric double layers and effective interactions as well as the structure of extremely bimodal suspensions and filaments made up of microsized magnetic particles. The contributors analyze the role played by the attractive interaction, confinement, and external fields on the structure of colloidal systems. They also discuss structural aspects in food emulsions and the rheological properties of structured fluids.

Functional Materials

The last part focuses on examples of functional colloids. These include polymer colloids, protein-functionalized colloidal particles, magnetic particles, metallic nanoparticles, micro- and nanogels, responsive microgels, colloidal photonic crystals, microfluidics, gel-glass dispersed liquid crystals (GDLCs) devices, and nanoemulsions.

This volume provides a sound understanding of the link between the structure and functional properties in two- and three-dimensional colloidal systems. It describes techniques to functionalize colloids, characterization methods, the physical fundamentals of structure formation, diffusion dynamics, transport properties in equilibrium, the physical fundamentals of nonequilibrium systems, the measuring principles to exploit properties in applications, the differences in designing lab experiments and devices, and several application examples.

Table of Contents


Colloid Dynamics and Transitions to Dynamically Arrested States, R. Júarez-Maldonado and M. Medina-Noyola

Capillary Forces between Colloidal Particles at Fluid Interfaces, Alvaro Domínguez  


Ionic Structures in Colloidal Electric Double Layers: Ion Size Correlations, A. Martín-Molina, M. Quesada-Pérez, and R. Hidalgo-Álvarez

Effective Interactions of Charged Vesicles in Aqueous Suspensions, C. Haro-Pérez, L.F. Rojas-Ochoa, V. Trappe, R. Castañeda-Priego, J. Estelrich, M. Quesada-Pérez, José Callejas-Fernández, and R. Hidalgo-Álvarez

Structure and Colloidal Properties of Extremely Bimodal Suspensions, A.V. Delgado, M.L. Jiménez, J.L. Viota, R. Rica, M.T. López-López, and S. Ahualli

Structure and Stability of Filaments Made up of Microsized Magnetic Particles, F. Martínez-Pedrero , A. El-Harrak, María Tirado-Miranda, J. Baudry, Artur Schmitt, J. Bibette, and José Callejas-Fernández

Glasses in Colloidal Systems: Attractive Interactions and Gelation, Antonio M. Puertas and Matthias Fuchs

Phase Behavior and Structure of Colloidal Suspensions in Bulk, Confinement, and External Fields, A.-P. Hynninen, A. Fortini, and M. Dijkstra

Water–Water Interfaces, R. Hans Tromp

Interfacial Phenomena Underlying the Behavior of Foams and Emulsions, Julia Maldonado-Valderrama, Antonio Martín-Rodríguez, Miguel A. Cabrerizo-Vílchez, and María Jose Gálvez Ruiz

Rheological Models for Structured Fluids, Juan de Vicente


Surface Functionalization of Latex Particles, Ainara Imaz, Jose Ramos, and Jacqueline Forcada

Fractal Structures and Aggregation Kinetics of Protein-Functionalized Colloidal Particles, María Tirado-Miranda, Miguel A. Rodríguez-Valverde, Artur Schmitt, José Callejas-Fernández, and Antonio Fernández-Barbero

Advances in the Preparation and Biomedical Applications of the Magnetic Colloids, A. Elaissari, J. Chatterjee, M. Hamoudeh, and H. Fessi

Colloidal Dispersion of Metallic Nanoparticles: Formation and Functional Properties, Shlomo Magdassi, Michael Grouchko, and Alexander Kamyshny

Hydrophilic Colloidal Networks (Micro- and Nanogels) in Drug Delivery and Diagnostics, Serguei V. Vinogradov

Responsive Microgels for Drug Delivery Applications, Jeremy P.K. Tan and Kam C. Tam

Colloidal Photonic Crystals and the Laser Applications, Seiichi Furumi

Droplet-Based Microfluidics: Picoliter-Sized Reactors for Mesoporous Microparticle Synthesis, Nick J. Carroll, Sergio Mendez, Jeremy S. Edwards, David A. Weitz, and Dimiter N. Petsev

Electro-Optical Properties of Gel-Glass Dispersed Liquid Crystals Devices by Chemical Modification of the LC/Matrix Interface, Marcos Zayat, Rosario Pardo, and David Levy

Nano-Emulsion Formation by Low-Energy Methods and Functional Properties, Conxita Solans, Isabel Solè, Alejandro Fernández-Arteaga, Jordi Nolla, Núria Azemar, José Gutiérrez, Alicia Maestro, Carmen González, and Carmen M. Pey


About the Editor

Roque Hidalgo-Álvarez is a professor in the physics department at the University of Granada in Spain. He is also the president of the Colloid and Interface Science Group of the Spanish Royal Societies of Chemistry and Physics.

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