Foundations of Colloid Science

Hardcover | November 15, 2000

byRobert J. Hunter

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This is a completely revised, reorganised, and updated second edition of the classic textbook on colloid science, provided for the first time in a single volume. Colloid science is the study of systems involving small particles of one substance suspended in another. Suspensions of liquids form the basis of a wide variety of systems of scientific and technological importance including paints, inks, ceramics, cosmetics, soils, biological cells, and many foodpreparations. Although concentrating on systems involving suspensions of solids in water, the development here is made in terms which can be readily extended to the other less frequently encountered systems. The book explains the principles of colloid science, and provides a clear account of the fundamental physical and chemical concepts on which our understanding of colloidal systems depends. The accent is on making the theories accessible by providing all necessary development.

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This is a completely revised, reorganised, and updated second edition of the classic textbook on colloid science, provided for the first time in a single volume. Colloid science is the study of systems involving small particles of one substance suspended in another. Suspensions of liquids form the basis of a wide variety of systems of ...

Dr Robert J. Hunter, School of Chemistry, University of Sydney, NSA 2006 Australia. hunter_r@chem.usyd.edu.au

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.81 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198505027

ISBN - 13:9780198505020

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Table of Contents

1. Nature of colloidal dispersions2. Thermodynamics of surfaces3. Response to external fields and stresses4. Transport properties of suspensions5. Particle size and shape6. Adsorption onto solid surfaces7. Electrified interfaces: the electrical double layer8. Electrokinetics and the zeta potential9. Association colloids10. Adsorption at charged interfaces11. The theory of van der Waals forces12. Double layer interaction and particle coagulation13. Introduction to statistical mechanics of fluids14. Scattering studies of colloid structure15. Rheology of colloidal dispersions

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"... an authoritative treatise of [colloid science]. It is a book that will be 'dipped' into, with the reader finding a clear and complete description of the particular area. It is well written and annotated with suitable exercises in each chapter. I recommend it to research students and otherscientists in the fields of colloid science, chemical engineering, pharmaceutical and food science." Dr Bernard Binks in Chemistry and Industry, Sep. 2001