Recent Progress in Surface Science

Recent Progress in Surface Science

Volume 2

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editors: J. F. Danielli, K. G. A. Pankhurst, A. C. Riddiford
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224992

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Recent Progress in Surface Science, Volume 2 is a 10-chapter text that covers the significant advances in some aspects of surface science, including in catalysis, genetic control of cell surface, and cell membrane. The opening chapter deals with the major factors affecting adsorption at the gas-solid interface. The subsequent chapters explore the advances in understanding of heterogeneous catalysis in terms of fundamental surface processes, as well as the concept of dynamic contact angles. These topics are followed by discussions on emulsions, flotation, and the extraordinary complexity of cell surface structures and their chemical components. Other chapters consider the experimental studies on the physiology of pinocytosis and the principles of plastron respiration. The final chapters are devoted to the isolation, characterization, and electronmicroscopic studies of cell membrane. This book is of value to surface scientists, cell biologists, and researchers in the allied fields.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Contents of Volume 1

    Physical Adsorption at the Gas-Solid Interface

    I. Introduction

    II. Some General and Theoretical Problems

    III. Major Factors Affecting Adsorption Properties of Adsorbents

    IV. Properties of Substances in the Adsorbed State

    V. Adsorption of Gas and Vapor Mixtures

    VI. Sorption on Major Adsorbents


    Heterogeneous Catalysis

    I. Introduction

    II. The Adsorption Process

    III. The Heterogeneous Atomization of Hydrogen and Oxygen

    IV. The Hydrogen-Deuterium Exchange Reaction and the Ortho-Para Hydrogen Conversion

    V. The Hydrogenation of Ethylene

    VI. The Decomposition of Formic Acid


    Contact Angles

    I. Introduction

    II. Equilibrium Considerations: Young’s Equations

    III. Critical Surface Tension

    IV. Polymers

    V. Other Contact Angle Studies

    VI. Dynamic Contact Angles



    I. Formation of Emulsions

    II. Stability of Emulsions

    III. Electrical Barriers

    IV. Solvation Barriers; “Deep Surfaces”

    V. Coalescence and Stability

    VI. Stickiness of Emulsion Droplets

    VII. Emulsion Type

    VIII. Breaking of Emulsions

    IX. “Creaming” of Emulsions

    X. Viscosity of Emulsions



    I. Fundamental Principles

    II. Kinetics of Flotation

    III. Prediction and Assessment of Flotation Performance

    IV. Cell Design and Conditioning Studies

    V. Instrumentation and Control

    VI. Plant Practice

    VII. Other Applications of the Flotation Process


    The Genetic Control of Cell Surfaces

    I. Introduction

    II. Human Blood Groups

    III. Blood Group Systems in Cattle, Sheep, and Chickens

    IV. Histocompatibility

    V. Mating Type Systems in Some Algae and Protozoa (Ciliates)

    VI. Surface Antigens in Paramecium

    VII. Genetics of Antigen Variation in Salmonella

    VIII. Genetic Determination of Cortical Structures in Paramecium

    IX. Conclusion


    The Physiology of Pinocytosis

    I. Introduction

    II. History

    III. Occurrence of Pinocytosis

    IV. Induction of Pinocytosis

    V. Channels and Pinosomes

    VI. Possible Specific Actions

    VII. Summary


    Plastron Respiration

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory of Bubble Respiration

    III. Theory of Plastron Respiration

    IV. Water Repellency by Plastron Hairs

    V. Plastron Structures

    VI. Biological Significance of Plastron Structures

    VII. Waterproofing and Pneumatization of the Plastron


    Preparation and Properties of Isolated Cell Surface Membranes

    I. Introduction

    II. Isolation of Amoeba Cell Membranes

    III. Composition and Immunological Studies

    IV. Estimation of Rate of Membrane Turnover

    V. Conclusion


    The Cell Membrane: Image and Interpretation

    I. Introduction

    II. The Electron Microscopic Image of Cell Membranes

    III. Discussion of Electron Microscopic Data

    IV. Chemical Composition of Cell Membranes

    V. Arrangement of Molecules in the Cell membrane

    VI. Fixation and Staining Reactions

    VII. Lipid Systems Structurally Related to the Molecular Configuration of the Cell Membrane; Location of the Electron-Scattering Atoms

    VIII. Application of the Evidence Gained to the Image of the Cell Membrane

    IX. Problems of Cell Adhesion Playing a Role in the Interpretation of the Image

    X. Conclusions


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483224992

About the Editors

J. F. Danielli

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biochemical Pharmacology,School of Pharmacy,State University of New York at Buffalo,Buffalo, New York

K. G. A. Pankhurst

A. C. Riddiford

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