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Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloids: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition

Surfaces, Interfaces, and Colloids: Principles and Applications, 2nd Edition

Drew Myers

ISBN: 978-0-471-33060-8

May 1999

528 pages

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From the reviews of the First Edition: "The book has admirably met its stated goal. The whole gamut of surface and colloid science has been presented in a comprehensive manner without any undue oversimplification. The author should be congratulated for his clarity." -Advanced Materials Now in its second edition, this work remains the single most useful introduction available to the complex area of surface and colloids science. Industry expert Drew Myers walks readers through concepts, theories, and applications-keeping the mathematics to a minimum and presenting real-world case studies to illustrate key technological and biological processes. He substantially reorganizes and updates the material to reflect the current state of knowledge in the field, offering new chapters on absorption and biological systems in addition to the important areas of colloid stability, emulsions and foams, monolayer films, surfactants, and wetting. This revision also boasts an improved index, more than 200 new line drawings, general and specific chapter bibliographies, and end-of-chapter problems. Geared to scientists, technologists, and students dealing with colloidal and surface systems and their numerous industrial applications, the book imparts an understanding of the fundamental aspects of surfaces, interfaces, and colloids, which is essential for effective solutions in diverse areas of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, engineering, and material sciences.
Surfaces and Colloids: The Twilight Zone.

Surfaces and Interfaces: General Concepts.

Surface Activity and Surfactant Structures.

Attractive Forces.

Electrostatic Forces and the Electrical Double Layer.


Solid Surfaces.

Liquid-Fluid Interfaces.


Colloids and Colloidal Stability.




Polymers at Interfaces.

Association Colloids: Micelles, Vesicles, and Membranes.

Solubilization, Micellar Catalysis, and Microemulsions.

Wetting and Spreading.

Friction, Lubriation, and Wear.



"Overall the book is very wordy, which may appeal to some readers, and in many cases the very qualitative approach may be useful to those coming to the subject from a very non-mathematical background."
--Journal of Surfactants and Detergents Vol. 4, Issue 1 January 2001