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Colloidal Dispersions

Colloidal Dispersions

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Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

  • Date Published: March 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521426008

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  • This book covers the physical side of colloidal 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 phase behaviour. On top of this various external fields, such as gravity or electromagnetic fields, diffusion and non-Newtonian rheology produce complex effects, each of which is of important scientific and technological interest. The authors aim to impart a sound, quantitative understanding based on fundamental theory and experiments with well-characterised model systems. This broad grasp of the fundamentals lends insight and helps to develop the intuitive sense needed to isolate essential features of the technological problems and design critical experiments. The main prerequisites for understanding the book are basic fluid mechanics, statistical mechanics and electromagnetism, though self contained reviews of each subject are provided at appropriate points. Some facility with differential equations is also necessary. Exercises are included at the end of each chapter, making the work suitable as a textbook for graduate courses in chemical engineering or applied mathematics. It will also be useful as a reference for individuals in academia or industry undertaking research in colloid science.

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    • Colloids of of crucial importance for chemical engineers
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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…[an] excellent but advanced book.' Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

    'Colloidal Dispersions clearly sets a high standard for the teaching and understanding of colloid science in terms of relating microstructure to macroscopic behavior. There is no question that it is a necessary reference for anyone seriously interested in colloid science.' Langmuir

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    • Date Published: March 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521426008
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 157 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.75kg
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Authors

    W. B. Russel, Princeton University, New Jersey

    D. A. Saville, Princeton University, New Jersey

    W. R. Schowalter, Princeton University, New Jersey

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