Molecular forces and self assembly : in colloid, nano sciences and biology [E-Book] / Barry Ninham and Pierandrea Lo Nostro.
Ninham, B. W., (author)
Lo Nostro, Pierandrea, (author)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010
1 online resource (xvi, 365 pages)
Cambridge molecular science
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Table of Contents:
  • Reasons for the enquiry
  • Different approaches to, and different kinds of, molecular forces
  • Electrostatic forces in electrolytes in outline
  • The balance of forces
  • Quantum mechanical forces in condensed media
  • The extension of the Lifshitz theory to include electrolytes and Hofmeister effects
  • Specific ion effects
  • The effects of dissolved gas and other solutes on hydrophobic interactions
  • Self assembly : overview
  • Self assembly in theory and practice
  • Bicontinuous phases and otehr structures : forces at work in biological systems
  • Emulsions and microemulsions
  • Forces at work : a miscellany of issues.