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Intermolecular and Surface Forces, 3rd Edition

Book Description

This reference describes the role of various intermolecular and interparticle forces in determining the properties of simple systems such as gases, liquids and solids, with a special focus on more complex colloidal, polymeric and biological systems. The book provides a thorough foundation in theories and concepts of intermolecular forces, allowing researchers and students to recognize which forces are important in any particular system, as well as how to control these forces. This third edition is expanded into three sections and contains five new chapters over the previous edition.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Preface to the Third Edition
  6. Preface to the Second Edition
  7. Preface to the First Edition
  8. Units, Symbols, Useful Quantities and Relations
  9. Definitions and Glossary
  10. Chapter 1: Historical Perspective
  11. Chapter 2: Thermodynamic and Statistical Aspects of Intermolecular Forces
  12. Chapter 3: Strong Intermolecular Forces: Covalent and Coulomb Interactions
  13. Chapter 4: Interactions Involving Polar Molecules
  14. Chapter 5: Interactions Involving the Polarization of Molecules
  15. Chapter 6: Van der Waals Forces
  16. Chapter 7: Repulsive Steric Forces, Total Intermolecular Pair Potentials, and Liquid Structure
  17. Chapter 8: Special Interactions: Hydrogen-Bonding and Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
  18. Chapter 9: Nonequilibrium and Time-Dependent Interactions
  19. Chapter 10: Unifying Concepts in Intermolecular and Interparticle Forces
  20. Chapter 11: Contrasts between Intermolecular, Interparticle, and Intersurface Forces
  21. Chapter 12: Force-Measuring Techniques
  22. Chapter 13: Van der Waals Forces between Particles and Surfaces
  23. Chapter 14: Electrostatic Forces between Surfaces in Liquids
  24. Chapter 15: Solvation, Structural, and Hydration Forces
  25. Chapter 16: Steric (Polymer-Mediated) and Thermal Fluctuation Forces
  26. Chapter 17: Adhesion and Wetting Phenomena
  27. Chapter 18: Friction and Lubrication Forces
  28. Chapter 19: Thermodynamic Principles of Self-Assembly
  29. Chapter 20: Soft and Biological Structures
  30. Chapter 21: Interactions of Biological Membranes and Structures
  31. Chapter 22: Dynamic Biointeractions
  32. References
  33. Index