Springer Theses

Adsorption, Aggregation and Structure Formation in Systems of Charged Particles

From Colloidal to Supracolloidal Assembly

Authors: Bharti, Bhuvnesh

  • Nominated as an Outstanding Ph.D. thesis by Technical University of Berlin, Germany
  • An interdisciplinary approach towards nanoscience and nanotechnology
  • A compilation combining fundamentals with advanced research and correlating experiments with theory
  • An in-depth insight into the fascinating world of colloids
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About this book

This thesis presents studies on the interaction of soft materials like surfactants and proteins with hard silica nanomaterials. Due to its interdisciplinary nature it combines concepts from the fields of physical chemistry, nanoscience and materials science, yielding to fundamental insights into the structure-directing forces operating at the nano-scale. It is shown that the morphology of surfactant micellar aggregates adsorbed at the surface of nanoparticles and inside tubular nanopores can be tuned on demand by the co-adsorption of a surface modifier. The interaction of globular proteins with silica nanoparticles is dominated by electrostatic interactions and can be controlled by pH and ionic strength, while the bridging of nanoparticles by adsorbed protein molecules leads to large-scale hybrid aggregates of protein with the nanoparticles. Concepts emerging from the role of electrostatic interactions in the hetero-aggregation of nanoparticles with protein molecules are used for the co-assembly of charged microbeads into linear clusters and chains of controllable length.

About the authors

My research field is Colloid and Interface science, and more specifically the soft-to-hard matter interactions. I am interested in understanding the interactions of globular proteins, surfactants and lipids (soft matter) with magnetic and nonmagnetic hard nanomaterials. I’ve addressed some fundamental questions about factors governing self-assembly of soft-hard nanocomposite structures. Recently, I’ve extended my research to the field of materials science where I focused on directed self-assembly of isotropic and anisotropic colloidal particles into ordered multi responsive structures using external electric and/or magnetic field. My goal is to continue to work and contribute to the field of colloids and nanoscience.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bharti, Bhuvnesh

    Pages 3-14

  • Methods

    Bharti, Bhuvnesh

    Pages 15-28

  • Theory and Modeling

    Bharti, Bhuvnesh

    Pages 29-43

  • Surfactant Adsorption and Aggregate Structure at Silica Nanoparticles

    Bharti, Bhuvnesh

    Pages 47-61

  • Assembling Wormlike Micelles in Tubular Nanopores by Tuning Surfactant-Wall Interactions

    Bharti, Bhuvnesh

    Pages 63-78

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Hardcover $129.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Due: October 27, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36206-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adsorption, Aggregation and Structure Formation in Systems of Charged Particles
Book Subtitle
From Colloidal to Supracolloidal Assembly
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07737-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07737-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07736-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36206-9
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 150
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
Topics