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Colloids and interfaces in life sciences

Author: Willem Norde
Publisher: Monticello, N.Y. : Marcel Dekker, ©2003.
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Exploring aqueous dispersions and solutions, biopolymer gels, self-assembled amphiphillic structures, and interfacial layers of biopolymers and biological cells, this book presents an introductory  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willem Norde
ISBN: 0824709969 9780824709969 0824755715 9780824755713 1439817189 9781439817186
OCLC Number: 52861040
Description: xii, 433 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Each chapter includes Exercises and Suggestions for Further ReadingIntroductionColloidal DomainInterfaces Are Closely Related to ColloidsColloid and Interface Science in a Historical PerspectiveClassification of Colloidal SystemsColloidal Particles: Shapes and Size DistributionsShapesParticle Size DistributionsAverage Molar Mass.Specific Surface AreaSome Thermodynamic Principles and Relations, with Special Attention to Interfaces Energy, Work, and Heat: The First Law of Thermodynamics The Second Law of Thermodynamics: EntropyReversible Processes: Definition of Intensive VariablesIntroduction of Other Functions of State: Maxwell Relations Molar Properties and Partial Molar Properties: Dependence of the Chemical Potential on Temperature, Pressure, and Composition of the System Criteria for Equilibrium: Osmotic PressurePhase Equilibria, Partitioning, Solubilization, and Chemical Equilibrium Entropy of MixingExcess Nature of Interfacial Thermodynamic Quantities: The Gibbs Dividing Plane Gibbs-Duhem RelationGibbs Adsorption EquationSome Applications of the Gibbs Adsorption EquationNonideal MixturesWaterPhenomenological Aspects of WaterMolecular Properties of WaterWater as a SolventInterfacial TensionInterfacial Tension: Phenomenological Aspects.Interfacial Tension as a Force: Mechanical Definition of Interfacial Tension Interfacial Tension as an Interfacial (Gibbs) Energy: Thermodynamic Definition of Interfacial TensionOperational Restrictions of Interfacial TensionInterfacial Tension and the Works of Cohesion and Adhesion Molecular Interpretation of Interfacial TensionCurvature and CapillarityCapillary Pressure: The Young-Laplace Equation.Radii of CurvatureSome Consequences of Capillary PressureCurvature and Chemical Potential: Kelvin's Law and Ostwald's Law Curvature and NucleationMonolayers at Fluid InterfacesThe Interfacial Pressure.Gibbs and Langmuir Monolayers: Equations of State.Formation of MonolayersPressure-Area Isotherms of Langmuir Monolayers: Two-Dimensional Phases Transfer of Monolayers to Solid Surfaces: Langmuir-Blodgett and Langmuir-Schaefer Films Covalent Organic MonolayersWetting of Solid SurfacesContact Angle: Equation of Young and DupreSome Complications in the Establishment of theContact Angle: Hysteresis, Surface Heterogeneity, and Roughness Wetting and Adhesion: Determination of Surface PolarityApproximation of the Surface Tension of a Solid: The Critical Surface Tension of Wetting Wetting by Solutions Containing SurfactantsCapillary PenetrationSome Practical Applications and Implications of Wetting: Impregnation, Flotation, Pickering Stabilization, and Cleansing Electrochemistry of InterfacesElectric ChargeElectric PotentialThe Gibbs Energy of an Electrical Double LayerModels for the Electrical Double LayerDonnan Effect, Donnan Equilibrium, Colloidal Osmotic Pressure, and Membrane Potential ExercisesElectrokinetic PhenomenaThe Plane of Shear: The Zeta PotentialDerivation of the Zeta Potential from ElectrokineticPhenomena Some Complications in Deriving the Zeta PotentialInterpretation of the Zeta PotentialApplications of Electrokinetic PhenomenaSelf-Assembly of Amphiphilic MoleculesSelf-Assembly as Phase SeparationDifferent Types of Self-Assembled StructuresAggregation as a "Start-Stop" Process: Size and Shape of Self-Assembled Structures Mass Action Model for MicellizationFactors That Influence the Critical Micelle Concentration Bilayer StructuresReverse MicellesMicroemulsionsSelf-Assembled Structures in ApplicationsPolymersPolymers in SolutionConformations of Dissolved Polymer Molecules.Coil-Like Polymer ConformationsSemi-Dilute and Concentrated Polymer SolutionsPolyelectrolytesPhase Separations in Polymer Solutions: Complex Coacervation Polymer-Surfactant.Polymer GelsProteinsThe Amino Acids in ProteinsThe Three-Dimensional Structure of Protein Molecules in Aqueous Solution Noncovalent Interactions That Determine the Structure of a Protein Molecule in Water Stability of Protein Structure in Aqueous Solution.Thermodynamic Analysis of Protein Structure StabilityReversibility of Protein Denaturation: Aggregation of Unfolded Protein Molecules AdsorptionAdsorbent-Adsorbate InteractionsAdsorption Kinetics.Adsorption EquilibriumBinding of LigandsApplications of AdsorptionAdsorption of (Bio)Polymers, with Special Emphasis on Globular ProteinsAdsorption Kinetics.Morphology of the InterfaceRelaxation of the Adsorbed MoleculeAdsorption Affinity: Adsorption IsothermDriving Forces for Adsorption of Globular ProteinsReversibility of the Protein Adsorption Process: Desorption and Exchange Competitive Protein Adsorption ExercisesStability of Lyophobic Colloids against AggregationForces Operating between Colloidal ParticlesDLVO Theory of Colloid StabilityInfluence of Polymers on Colloidal Stability.Aggregation KineticsMorphology of Colloidal AggregatesRheology, with Special Attention to Dispersions and InterfacesRheological PropertiesClassification of Materials Based on Their Rheological Behavior Viscosity of Diluted Liquid DispersionsInterfacial RheologyEmulsions and FoamsPhenomenological AspectsEmulsification and FoamingEmulsion and Foam Stability.Modulation of the Coarseness and Stability of Emulsions and Foams Physicochemical Properties of Biological MembranesStructure and Dynamics of BiomembranesElectrochemical Properties of BiomembranesTransport in Biological MembranesTransmembrane PotentialExercisesSuggestions for Further ReadingBioadhesionA Qualitative Description of Biofilm FormationBiological SurfacesPhysicochemical Models for Cell Deposition and Adhesion Surface Modification to Reduce (Bio)AdhesionGeneral Thermodynamic Analysis of Particle Adhesion
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