Colloids and the Depletion Interaction
From the review by Kurt Binder:
"They have succeeded in writing a monograph that is a very well balanced compromise between a very pedagogic introduction, suitable for students and other newcomers, and reviews of the advanced research trends in the field. Thus each chapter contains many and up to date references, but in the initial sections of the chapters, there are suggested exercises which will help the interested reader to recapitulate the main points of the treatment and to deepen his understanding of the subject. Only elementary knowledge of statistical thermodynamics is needed as a background for understanding the derivations presented in this book; thus this text is suitable also for advanced teaching purposes, useful of courses which deal with the physics for soft condensed matter.
There does not yet exist any other book with a similar scope.....
The readability of this book is furthermore enhanced by a list of symbols, and index of keywords, and last not least by a large number of figures, including many pedagogic sketches which were specifically prepared for this book. Thus, this book promises to be very useful for students and related applied sciences alike."
Eur. Phys. J. E (2015) 38: 73
- Paperback | 234 pages
- 155 x 235 x 17.78mm | 385g
- 31 May 2011
- Dordrecht, Netherlands
- 2011 ed.
- 10 Illustrations, color; 148 Illustrations, black and white; XIV, 234 p. 158 illus., 10 illus. in color.
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Table of contents
1.1 Colloidal interactions 1.2 The Von Guericke force
1.3 Depletion 1.4 Manifestations of depletion effects in colloid + polymer mixtures 1.5 Historical overview on depletion 1.5.1 Experimental observations before the 1950s 1.5.2 Attractive forces in Nagoya 1.5.3 Systematic studies after AO 1.6 Outline of this book
2 Depletion Interaction
2.1 Depletion interaction due to penetrable spheres 2.1.1 Depletion interaction between two flat plates 2.1.2 Depletion interaction between two spheres 2.2 Depletion interaction due to ideal polymers 2.2.1 Depletion interaction between two flat plates 2.2.2 Interaction between two spheres 2.3 Depletion interaction due to excluded volume polymers 2.3.1 Characteristic length scales in polymer solutions 2.3.2 Osmotic pressure of polymer solutions 2.3.3 Depletion thickness due to excluded volume polymers 2.3.4 Evaluation of the depletion interaction due to excluded volume polymers 2.4 Depletion interaction due to spheres 2.4.1 Concentration profiles near a hard wall and between two hard walls 2.4.2 Depletion interaction between two flat plates 2.4.3 Depletion interaction between two (big) spheres 2.5 Depletion interaction due to rods 2.5.1 Depletion interaction between two flat plates 2.5.2 Interaction between two (big) colloidal spheres using the Derjaguin approximation 2.6 Depletion interaction due to disks 2.6.1 Depletion interaction between two flat plates 2
.6.2 Interaction bet
ween two (big) colloidal spheres using the Derjaguin approximation 2.7 Measurements of depletion interactions 2.7.1 Atomic force microscope 2.7.2 Total internal eflection microscopy 2.7.3 Optical tweezers
3 Phase transitions of hard spheres plus depletants; basics
3.1 Introduction -colloid/atom analogy 3.2 The hard sphere fluid-crystal transition 3.3 Free volume theory Appendix 3.1. Statistical Mechanical derivation of the Free Volume Theory
4 Stability of colloid-polymer mixtures
4.1 Experimental state diagrams of colloid-polymer mixtures 4.2 Phase behaviour of colloid + ideal polymer mixtures 4.3 Phase behaviour of sphere plus interacting polymer mixtures; GFVT 4.3.1 Depletion thickness and osmotic pressure 4.3.2 Protein Limit 4.4 Non-equilibrium phenomena
4.4.1 Unmixing kinetics 4.4.2 Aggregation and gelation 4.4.3 Depletion effects on colloidal glasses
5 Phase transitions of hard spheres plus colloids
5.1 Free volume theory for big plus small hard spheres 5.2 Phase behavior of mixed spheres 5.2.1 Phase separation in binary mixtures differing only in diameter 5.2.2 Mixtures of latex particles and micelles 5.2.3 Oil-in-water emulsion particles and micelles of the stabilizing surfactant 5.3 free volume theory for sphere-rod mixtures 5.4 Phase behaviour of sphere-rod mixtures
6 Suspensions of rod-like colloids plus polymers
6.1 Onsager theory of the isotropic-nematic transition 6.2 Scaled particle theory of the isotropic-nematic transition 6.3 Isotropic-nematic phase behaviour of rods plus phs 6.4 I-N phase behaviour of rods plus polymers 6.4.1 Rod-like colloids plus ideal polymers 6.4.2 Rod-like colloids plus interacting polymers 6.5 Experiments on rod/polymer mixtures 6.5.1 Stiff virusparticles + polymer 6.5.2 Cellulose nanocrystals + polymer 6.5.3 Sterically stabilized colloidal boehmite rods + polymer 6.6 Rod/polymer mixtures: full phase diagrams. 6.7 Concluding remarks.
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About Henk N.W. Lekkerkerker
Remco Tuinier (1971) studied food science at Wageningen University (The Netherlands) and performed his PhD work at the NIZO food research institute and Wageningen University on colloid-polymer mixtures. Subsequently, he worked as Postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University and in 2001 became a staff member at the Forschungszentrum Julich, Germany. From 2008-2015 he worked at DSM Research, Geleen, The Netherlands as Senior and Principal Scientist Colloids & Interfaces. Since 2013 he is part-time professor at Utrecht University. In 2015 he became full professor of physical chemistry at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. The authors are collecting feedback and corrections for the second edition. Please send your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org