Originally published as volume 181 in the series: Springer Tracts in Modern Physics
2nd ed. 2007, XI, 225 p.
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Gives an overview of the most recent advances in the area
Basic principles and applications are outlined
Important for scientists and developers of new material
Emulsions are generally made out of two immiscible fluids like oil and water, one being dispersed in the second in the presence of surface-active compounds.They are used as intermediate or end products in a huge range of areas including the food, chemical, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, paint, and coating industries. Besides the broad domain of technological interest, emulsions are raising a variety of fundamental questions at the frontier between physics and chemistry. This book aims to give an overview of the most recent advances in emulsion science. The basic principles, covering aspects of emulsions from their preparation to their destruction, are presented in close relation to both the fundamental physics and the applications of these materials. The book is intended to help scientists and engineers in formulating new materials by giving them the basics of emulsion science.
Emulsification.- Force Measurements.- Phase Transitions.- Compressibility and Elasticity of Concentrated Emulsions.- Stability of Concentrated Emulsions.- Double Emulsions.- New Challenges for Emulsions: Biosensors, Nano-reactors, and Templates.