This comprehensive reference provided a systematic examination of both the theory and applications of thin liquid films - giving a critical review of major concepts and unresolved or controversial problems, as well as revealing experimental methods. It includes results previously unpublished. Combining the work of 20 leading researchers, Thin Liquid Films furnishes a fundamental overview of thermodynamics of thin liquid films. Generously illustrated with equations, tables and drawling and containing more than 2,200 citations to pertinent literature, this is an authoritative reference for physical, surface, and colloid chemists, biophysicists and physicists; chemical engineers and advanced graduate students in chemistry, chemical engineering, biophysics and physics.
Table of Contents
Thermodynamics of Thin Liquid Films, Mechanics and Thermodynamics of Curved Thin Films, Statistical Mechanics of Inhomogeneous Films of Nonelectrolytes, Van de Waals Interactions in Thin Films, Electrostatic Interactions in Thin Films, Steric Interactions in Thin Liquid Films, Thin Film Drainage, The Hydrodymanics Stability of Thin Films, Light Scattering from Thin Liquid Films, Coalescence in Dense-Packed Dispersions, Equilibrium Properties of Adsorbed Surfactant films with Applications to Emulsion and Foam Stability, Thin Films from Liquid Crystals, Bilayer Lipid Membranes (BLM) in Aqueous Media, electrical Breakdown of Bilayer Lipid Membranes