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
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.