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Principles of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, Third Edition, Revised and Expanded, 3rd Edition by Raj Rajagopalan, Paul C. Hiemenz

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Preface to the Third Edition

The face of colloid and surface chemistry has changed dramatically in the 10 years since the last edition of this book appeared in print. Advances in instrumentation now make it possible for us to “see”–and, indeed, to manipulate–individual atoms on a surface. Molecular engineering of polymers, surfactants, and particles is now within reach for fabricating novel advanced materials and for preparing capsules (liposomes) for drug delivery and gene therapy. Direct measurements of colloidal and surface forces are now commonplace, and colloidal dispersions are now used as models for studying equilibrium and non-equilibrium thermodynamics and flow behavior of atomic (as well as geological) systems – phenomena that are otherwise ...

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