After a general introduction to the required mathematics in Chapter 1 and to colloidal systems
in Chapter 2, Chapters 3 and 4 discuss the foundations and applications of electrostatics.
Widespread throughout nature in the form of gases and dust particles, colloidal systems
are very important in modern chemistry, medicine, food, dairy and engineering (metallurgy).
A complete and fully detailed description of the use of DLHM to study dynamic and static colloidal systems
can be read in (Alvarez-Palacio & Garcia-Sucerquia, 2010).
Nakayama, "Crystallization in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Colloidal Systems
at an Air-Water Interface," Phys.
The device is especially suited to the measurement of colloidal systems
and macromolecules in solution as well as more traditional applications found in the chemical industry.
Applications such as emulsions (pharmaceutical and others), dispersions, and suspensions and CMP (chemical mechanical planarization) slurries all share one common problem: a few oversize particles in any of these mostly submicron colloidal systems
It is especially suited to the measurement of colloidal systems
, and proteins and macromolecules in solution, as well as more traditional applications in the chemical industry.
Chapter Titles: Characterization of Oil/Water Interfaces; A Few Examples of the Importance of Phase Diagrams for the Properties and Behaviour of Emulsions; Structure and Stability of Emulsions; Coupling of Coalescence and Flocculation in Dilute O/W Emulsions; Macro-emulsions from the Perspective of Micro-emulsions; Dielectric Spectroscopy on Emulsion and Related Colloidal Systems
-- A Review; Electroacoustic Characterization of Emulsions; Acoustic and Electroacoustic Spectroscopy for Characterizing Emulsions and Microemulsions; Food Emulsions
We will develop our current work on actively driven colloidal systems
to selectively test aspects of the biological scenarios, and start a new line of investigation in our lab, with cell culture experiments to validate these findings; we will understand the onset of collective dynamics (new physics), and how cilia waves are robust against fluctuations in cilia beat frequency, spatial arrangement and fluid rheology.
The book finishes with treatment of colloidal systems
including emulsions, foams, and slurries, as well as the processes of wetting and hydrophobization, basic rheology, and some specific applications.