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Surface Chemistry Essentials

1st Edition

By K. S. Birdi

CRC Press

285 pages

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Surface chemistry plays an important role in everyday life, as the basis for many phenomena as well as technological applications. Common examples range from soap bubbles, foam, and raindrops to cosmetics, paint, adhesives, and pharmaceuticals. Additional areas that rely on surface chemistry include modern nanotechnology, medical diagnostics, and d

Table of Contents

Introduction to Surface Chemistry Essentials. Capillarity and Surface Forces in Liquids (Curved Surfaces). Surfactants (Soaps and Detergents) Solutions: Essential Surface Properties. Monomolecular Lipid Films on Liquid Surfaces and Langmuir-Blodgett Films. Solid Surfaces: Adsorption and Desorption of different substances. Wetting, Adsorption and Cleaning Processes. Colloidal Dispersion Systems: Physicochemical Essential Properties. Gas Bubbles: Thin Liquid Films and Foams. Emulsions, Microemulsions, and Lyotropic Liquid Crystals. Essential Surface and Colloid Chemistry in Science and Industry. References. Appendix: Common Fundamental Constants.

About the Author

Professor Birdi has worked at Standard Oil of California; Lever Bros. in Copenhagen, Denmark; and the Danish Technical University, Lyngby, Denmark. Dr. Birdi was appointed research professor in 1985, and in 1990 (through 1999) he was appointed as a professor at the School of Pharmacy in Copenhagen, Denmark. Professor Birdi has been a consultant to various national and international industries. He has been a member of various chemical societies and organizing committees of national and international meetings related to surface science (advisory member, 1985-1987, of the ACS journal Langmuir). Professor Birdi is the author of some 100 papers and articles and has published diverse books, most recently Surface & Colloid Chemistry, CRC Press, 2010; and Introduction to Electrical Interfacial Phenomena, K.S. Birdi (Editor), 2010, CRC Press.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical