Research and Markets: Surface and Interfacial Forces Discusses Different Surfaces Forces, With a Major Part Devoted To Surface Forces between Solid Surfaces in Liquid Media

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Surface and Interfacial Forces" to their offering.

This systematic introduction to the topic includes theoretical concepts to help readers understand and predict surface forces, while also integrating experimental techniques and practical applications with up-to-date examples plus motivating exercises.

Starting with intermolecular forces, the authors discuss different surfaces forces, with a major part devoted to surface forces between solid surfaces in liquid media. In addition, they cover surface forces between liquid-vapor interfaces and between liquid-liquid interfaces.

Key Topics Covered:

  • Preface.
  • Symbols and Abbreviations.
  • 1 Introduction.
  • 2 Van der Waals Forces.
  • 3 Experimental Methods.
  • 4 Electrostatic Double-Layer Forces.
  • 5 Capillary Forces.
  • 6 Hydrodynamic Forces.
  • 7 Interfacial Forces Between Fluid Interfaces and Across Thin Films.
  • 8 Contact Mechanics and Adhesion.
  • 9 Friction.
  • 10 Solvation Forces and Non-DLVO Forces in Water.
  • 11 Surface Forces in Polymer Solutions and Melts.
  • 12 Solutions to Exercises.
  • References.
  • Index


Hans-Jurgen Butt taught physical chemistry at the universities of Mainz and Siegen before he joined the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research as a director. Since 2002 he is head of the Department for Polymer Physics. The members of his group dedicate their activities to research in surfaces and interfaces including the interaction of macromolecules with other materials, macromolecules at surfaces and interfaces, molecular recognition, composite materials.

Michael Kappl received his PhD from the Max-Planck-Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt and worked at the University of Mainz and Siegen. Since 2002 he is a project leader at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. He concentrates his research activities on Surface Forces and the Interactions of Particle Bubbles as wall as Monolayer Particles.

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Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716