Preface to First Edition.
1 The Nature of Colloids.
1.2 Colloids in Action.
1.3 Concentrated Colloidal Dispersions.
1.6 Solution Polymers.
1.7 The World of Nanoparticles.
1.8 Preparation of Nanoparticles.
1.10 Janus Particles.
2 Macromolecules and Surfactants.
2.2 Macromolecular Definitions.
2.3 Conformation in Dilute Solutions.
2.4 The Flory-Huggins Theory of Polymer Solutions.
2.5 Polymer Solution Phase Behaviour.
2.6 Polymers at Surfaces.
2.7 Polymer Characterization.
2.9 Surfactants in Solution.
3 Interactions Between Colloidal Particles.
3.2 Intermolecular Attraction.
3.3 Notes on Complex Number Manipulation.
3.4 Dispersion Forces Between Particles.
3.5 Retarded Dispersion Forces.
3.6 The General or Lifshitz Theory of Dispersion Forces Between Particles.
3.7 Summary and Calculation Guide.
3.8 Calculation Strategy.
3.9 The Depletion Interaction.
4 Forces of Repulsion.
4.2 Electrostatic Interactions.
4.3 The Origins of Surface Charge.
4.4 The Interaction Between Diffuse Double Layers.
4.5 The Interaction Between Two Spheres.
4.6 The Effect of Particle Concentration.
4.7 Steric Interactions.
4.8 Calculation Strategy.
5 The Stability of Dispersions.
5.2 The Stability of Charge-Stabilised Colloids - The DLVO Theory.
5.3 Mechanisms of Aggregation.
5.4 Hetero-Coagulation and Hetero-Flocculation.
5.5 The Rate of Coagulation.
5.6 Aggregation in Flowing Dispersions.
6 The Wetting of Surfaces by Liquids.
6.2 The Contact Angle.
6.3 Methods for the Measurement of Contact Angle.
6.4 Contact Angle Hysteresis.
6.6 Curved Surfaces.
6.8 Temperature Effects.
6.9 Dynamic Contact Angles.
7 Emulsions and Microemulsions.
7.3 Stability of Emulsions.
8 Characterisation of Colloidal Particles.
8.2 Particle Size.
8.4 Zonal Methods.
8.5 Scattering Methods.
8.6 Analysis of Scattered Radiation.
8.7 Neutron Reflection.
8.8 Dynamic Light Scattering.
8.9 Characterisation of the Electrical Properties of Particles.
8.10 Viscosities of Dilute Dispersions.
8.11 Sedimentation of Dispersions.
9 Concentrated Dispersions.
9.2 The Structure of Concentrated Dispersions.
9.4 Linear Viscoelasticity of Colloidal Dispersions.
9.6 Sedimentation in Concentrated Dispersions.
- There will be new information on sedimentation and strategies for the control of sedimentation, which is critical in many dispersions of commercial importance.
- New material will be added on fluorescence microscopy, a widely used technique in biological systems for the optical imaging of cellular structures.
- A short new section on phenomenology (the principle of time/temperature superposition), which enables the experimentalist to extend the frequency range of their rheological instruments, will be included.
- An “accessible and readable” book with a user-friendly, non-mathematical approach, which does not swamp the reader with a mass of difficult details.
- Many practical examples of colloid and interface science will be presented.
- Will include widely used techniques such as rheology in greater depth than other introductory texts.