Colloidal Dispersions by W. B. RusselColloidal Dispersions by W. B. Russel

Colloidal Dispersions

byW. B. Russel, D. A. Saville, W. R. Schowalter

Paperback | March 27, 1992

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The book covers the physical side of colloid science from the individual forces acting between submicron particles suspended in a liquid through the resulting equilibrium and dynamic properties. The relevant forces include Brownian motion, electrostatic repulsion, dispersion attraction, both attraction and repulsion due to soluble polymer, and viscous forces due to relative motion between the particles and the liquid. The balance among Brownian motion and the interparticle forces decides the questions of stability and phase behavior. Imposition of external fields produces complex effects, i.e. electrokinetic phenomena (electric field), sedimentation (gravitational field), diffusion (concentration/chemical potential gradient), and non-Newtonian rheology (shear field). The treatment aims to impart a sound, quantitative understanding based on fundamental theory and experiments with well-characterized model systems. This broad grasp of the fundamentals lends insight and helps to develop the intuitive sense needed to isolate essential features of technological problems and design critical experiments. Some exposure to fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics, and electricity and magnetism is assumed, but each subject is reintroduced in a self-contained manner.
Title:Colloidal DispersionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.22 inPublished:March 27, 1992Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521426006

ISBN - 13:9780521426008

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Table of Contents

Survey of colloidal dispersion; Hydrodynamics; Brownian motion; Electrostatics; Dispersion forces; Forces due to a soluble polymer; Electrokinetic phenomena; Polymeric stabilization; Equilibrium phase behaviour; Particle capture; Sedimentation; Diffusion; Rheology.

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This book covers the physical side of colloid science from the individual forces acting between particles smaller than a micrometer that are suspended in a liquid, through the resulting equilibrium and dynamic properties. A variety of internal forces both attractive and repulsive act in conjunction with Brownian motion and the balance between them all decides the questions of stability and phase behavior.

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"...many readers, in particular theoreticians, will find it quite useful in developing a clear understanding of the advanced theory of colloidal systems and how it is related to experiment." Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics