Particles at Interfaces

Particles at Interfaces

Interactions, Deposition, Structure

1st Edition - September 4, 2006

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  • Author: Zbigniew Adamczyk
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464954

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Particles at Interfaces presents recent developments in this growing field and is devoted entirely to the subject of particle transport, deposition and structuring on boundary surfaces. The complex problems which have been studied include concentrated systems of polydisperse and non-spherical particles, bio-particles such as DNA fragments, proteins, viruses, bacteria, cells, polymers, etc. These complex structures undergo transformations under the action of surface forces. Particles at Interfaces provides readily accessible reference data and equations for estimating basic effects, and is mainly addressed to students and young scientists. Consequently, most approaches are of a phenomenological nature, enabling one to derive concrete expressions which describe the basic physics of the problem under consideration. To facilitate access to the information contained in the book most of the relevant formulae and results are compiled in Tables, accompanied with appropriate diagrams. The math is limited to the necessary minimum with emphasis on the physics of the phenomena, defining why they occur, what the kinetics of the processes and the practical implications are.

Key Features

  • Fill a substantial gap in the subject of particle transport, deposition and structuring on boundary surfaces
  • Combines traditional theories of electrostatics, hydrodynamics and transport with new approaches
  • Provides readily accessible reference data and equations for estimating basic effects


Surface scientists, colloid scientists, membrane scientists

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. Significance of particle deposition

    Chapter 2. Potential interactions among particles

    2.1 Introduction

    2.2 Electrostatic interactions

    2.3 Molecular – van der Waals interactions

    2.4 Superposition of interactions – energy profiles

    2.5 Particle adhesion and other non-DLVO interactions

    Chapter 3. Dissipative interactions

    3.1 Introduction

    3.2 Basic hydrodynamic equations

    3.3 Macroscopic flows near interfaces

    3.4 Dynamic of a single particle

    Chapter 4. Transfer of particles to interfaces – linear problems

    4.1 The force balance and the mobility of particles

    4.2 Migration of particles in external fields

    4.3 Particle motion near boundary surfaces-trajectory analysis

    4.4 Brownian motion and diffusion

    4.5 Phenomenological transport equations

    4.6 Solved problems of linear transport to interfaces

    Chapter 5. Non-linear transport of particles

    5.1 Introduction

    5.2 Reversible, two-dimensional particle systems

    5.3 The random sequential adsorption (RSA) model

    5.4 The RSA model of non-spherical particles

    5.5 The RSA model of interacting particles

    5.6 Other RSA model

    5.7 The generalized RSA model

Product details

  • No. of pages: 758
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: September 4, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080464954

About the Author

Zbigniew Adamczyk

The author, Zbigniew Adamczyk, PhD, DSc, Full professor at the J. Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland, is an experienced scientist, author of over 300 publications, 30 review papers, book chapters and books. His broad research interests comprise mechanisms and kinetics of adsorption of polyelectrolytes, nanoparticles and proteins, electrostatic interactions, electrokinetic phenomena, hydrodynamics of polyelectrolytes and proteins in the bulk and at interfaces, diffusion and transport of particles to surfaces. Highlights of his scientific activities, both in the theoretical and experimental domain, comprise elaboration of the convective diffusion theory, quantitative description of adsorption kinetics from multi-component mixtures, new hybrid model of protein adsorption and desorption, generalization of Langmuir isotherm, fluctuation theory of adsorption at heterogeneous surfaces, theoretical description of electrokinetics phenomena for particle and protein covered surfaces, developing the concept of electrostatically driven protein adsorption.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, J. Haber Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków, Poland

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