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.
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
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.