A general introduction to surface and interfacial forces, perfectly combining theoretical concepts, experimental techniques and practical applications.
In this completely updated edition all the chapters have been thoroughly revised and extended to cover new developments and approaches with around 15% new content. A large part of the book is devoted to surface forces between solid surfaces in liquid media, and while a basic knowledge of colloid and interface science is helpful, it is not essential since all important concepts are explained and the theoretical concepts can be understood with an intermediate knowledge of mathematics. A number of exercises with solutions and the end-of-chapter summaries of the most important equations, facts and phenomena serve as additional tools to strengthen the acquired knowledge and allow for self-study.
The result is a readily accessible text that helps to foster an understanding of the intricacies of this highly relevant topic.
Biografie (Hans-Jürgen Butt)
Hans-Jürgen Butt taught physical chemistry at the universities of Mainz and Siegen before he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research as a director. Since 2002 he is head of the Department for Polymer Physics. The members of his group dedicate their activities to research in Surfaces and interfaces (including the interaction of macromolecules with other materials, macromolecules at surfaces and interfaces, molecular recognition, composite materials).
Biografie (Michael Kappl)
Michael Kappl received his PhD thesis from the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt and worked at the University of Mainz and Siegen. Since 2002 he is a project leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. He concentrates his research activities on Surface Forces and the Interactions of Particle Bubbles as wall as Monolayer Particles.