"Presents the latest research on the flow and structure of complex particulate sustemsions, the adsorption behavior of polymers, and the consolidation behavior and mechanical properties of films. Highlights recent advances in polymer functionality, conformation, and chemistry for biological, biomedical, and industrial applications."
Table of Contents
Part 1 Colloidal stability and polymer functionality: effect of physisorbed polymers on the interaction of latex particles and their dispersion stability; electrosteric stabilization mechanisms in nonaqueous high solids loading dispersions; depletion interactions produced by charged spheres and spheroids; role of polymer functionality in specific adsorption to oxides - a molecular recognition approach; monitoring of adsorbed polymer conformation in concentrated suspensions. Part 2 Rheology: shear and compressional rheology principles in ceramic processing; role of polymer adsorption and electrostatics in the viscosity of aqueous colloidal dispersions. Part 3 Processing and biomedical applications: colloid-filled polymer gels - a novel approach to ceramics fabrication; polymeric dispersants in concrete; polyelectrolyte adsorption in bioceramic systems - hydroxyapatite as a substrate material; soluble polymers in bioceramic systems.
"This book continues the successful Surfactant Science series. As with other books in this series, this edition is a collection of research papers from experts in the field. As such, it gives an excellent 'snapshot' of recent or current activity in this area. … I enjoyed this book. … [F]or someone with a working knowledge of the science of polymers and colloids who wants to get a useful snapshot of current research in the field, this book will provide useful information."
- Trans IChemE, July 2004