A monograph examining recent progress in the field of inhomogeneous fluids, focusing on the theoretical - as well as experimental - techniques used. It presents the comprehensive theory of first-order phase transitions, including melting, and contains numerous figures, tables and display equations.;The contributors treat such subjects as: exact sum rules for inhomogenous fluids, explaining density functional and integral equation methods; exact solutions for two-dimensional homogeneous and inhomogeneous plasmas; current advances in the theory of interfacial electrochemistry; wetting experiments and the theory of wetting; freezing, with an emphasis on quantum systems and homogeneous nucleation in liquid-vapour and solid-liquid transitions; self-organizing liquids as well as kinetic phenomena in inhomogeneous fluids, using a modified Enskog theory.;Featuring over 1000 bibliographic citations, this volume is aimed at physical, surface, colloid and surfactant chemists; also physicists, electrochemists and graduate-level students in these disciplines.
Table of Contents
Development of theories of inhomogeneous fluids, J.S. Rowlinson; statistical mechanical sum rules, J.R. Henderson; density functionals in the theory of non-uniform fluids, R. Evans; integral equation theories for inhomogeneous fluids, Douglas Henderson; inhomogeneous two-dimensional plasmas, B. Jancovici; statistical mechanics of electrolytes at interfaces, L. Blum and Douglas Henderson; wetting experiments, Carl Franck; fluids between walls and in pores, Marcelo Lozada-Cassou; freezing, A.D.J. Haymet; nucleation, David W. Oxtoby; liquid crystals, J.F. Marko; nature of microemulsion, K.A. Dawson and Christopher J. Mundy; kinetic theory of strongly inhomogeneous fluids, H. Ted Davis.