Books in the Surfactant Science series emphasize surfaces and interfaces, including basic principles, major developments, and important applications. A substantial proportion of all physical phenomena involve interfaces in one way or another, and the practical and commercial applications of interface science are numerous. The series covers experimental phenomena, behavior and properties, major advances, experimental approaches, essential instrumental methods, theoretical strategies, and important applications. The level of presentation is intended for readers having a basic scientific training, such as advanced science students encountering the book topic for the first time, as well as scientific professionals refreshing their knowledge of engineering aspects of the topic and interface science.
Surfactants from Renewable Raw Materials
Interfacial Chemistry of Rocks and Soils
Wetting and Spreading Dynamics, Second Edition
Chemical Properties of Material Surfaces
Nanoscience Colloidal and Interfacial Aspects
Surfactants in Cosmetics
By Divya Bajpai Tripathy, Anjali Gupta, Arvind Kumar Jain, Anuradha Mishra
December 22, 2021
Surfactants are often completely invisible to us and yet they are present in almost every chemical that we use in our daily life. They are found in toothpastes, cosmetics, sunscreens, mayonnaise, detergents, and an array of cleaning products. Traditional surfactants are known to have adverse ...
By Noémi M. Nagy, József Kónya
October 28, 2021
Knowledge of the basic interactions that take place between geological materials and different substances is the first step in understanding the effects of adsorption and other interfacial processes on the quality of rocks and soils, and on driving these processes towards a beneficial or neutral ...
By Rossman F. Giese, Carel J. van Oss
December 02, 2019
Discusses measuring the surface properties of flat or particulate solids with contact angles of drops of high-energy liquids deposited on solid surfaces or via the thin-layer wicking technique. It focuses on Lifshitz-van der Waals, Lewis acid-base, and electrical double layer interactions....
By Victor M. Starov, Manuel G. Velarde
July 09, 2019
Wetting and Spreading Dynamics explains how surface forces acting at the three-phase contact line determine equilibrium, hysteresis contact angles, and other equilibrium and kinetics features of liquids when in contact with solids or with other immiscible liquids. It examines the interaction of ...
By Marek Kosmulski
June 19, 2019
A discussion of the adsorption of inorganics from aqueous solution on inorganic adsorbents. It emphasizes the relationship between adsorption and surface charging, highlighting simple and complex adsorption systems sorted by the adsorbent as well as the adsorbate. The author includes a ...
By Victor M. Starov
December 14, 2017
The common perception is that nanoscience is something entirely new, that it sprung forth whole and fully formed like some mythological deity. But the truth is that like all things scientific, nanoscience is the natural result of the long evolution of scientific inquiry. Following a historical ...
By Martin Rieger
September 29, 2017
""Second Edition provides a thorough, up-to-date treatment of the fundamental behavior of surface active agents in solutions, their interaction with biological structures from proteins and membranes to the stratum corneum and epidermis, and their performance in formulations such as shampoos, ...
By Roque Hidalgo-Alvarez
June 16, 2017
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...
By Monzer Fanun
May 31, 2017
Colloids show great potential in a wide variety of applications, including drug delivery and medical imaging, and the design and fabrication of colloid systems has attracted considerable interest in the research community. Colloids in Biotechnology describes developments in the field of ...
By A.W. Neumann, Robert David, Yi Zuo
May 22, 2017
Surface thermodynamics forms the foundation of any meaningful study of capillarity and wetting phenomena. The second edition of Applied Surface Thermodynamics offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art treatment of this critical topic. It provides students and researchers with fundamental knowledge ...
By Yihan Liu
December 16, 2016
Silicone is an important class of materials used in applications that range from industrial assembly to everyday consumer products. Silicones are often delivered and synthesized in dispersion forms, the most common being liquid-in-liquid (emulsion), solid-in-liquid (suspension), air-in-liquid (foam...
By Monzer Fanun
November 16, 2016
Colloidal drug delivery systems present a range of therapeutic benefits in the treatment of a number of challenging conditions, allowing researchers to cross barriers that have previously prevented efficient treatment while offering improved and more targeted absorption. Summarizing recent research...