Research and Markets: Intermolecular and Surface Forces: Revised Third Edition

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Elsevier Science and Technology's new book "Intermolecular and Surface Forces. Revised Third Edition" to their offering.

This reference describes the role of various intermolecular and interparticle forces in determining the properties of simple systems such as gases, liquids and solids, with a special focus on more complex colloidal, polymeric and biological systems. The book provides a thorough foundation in theories and concepts of intermolecular forces, allowing researchers and students to recognize which forces are important in any particular system, as well as how to control these forces. This third edition is expanded into three sections and contains five new chapters over the previous edition.

- Starts from the basics and builds up to more complex systems

- Covers all aspects of intermolecular and interparticle forces both at the fundamental and applied levels

- Multidisciplinary approach: bringing together and unifying phenomena from different fields

- This new edition has an expanded Part III and new chapters on non-equilibrium (dynamic) interactions, and tribology (friction forces)

Key Topics Covered:

Part I:

1. Historical Perspective

2. Thermodynamic and Statistical Aspects of Intermolecular Forces

3. Strong Intermolecular Forces: Covalent and Coulomb Interactions

4. Interactions Involving Polar Molecules

5. Interactions Involving the Polarization of Molecules

6. Van Der Waals Forces

7. Repulsive Steric Forces, Total Intermolecular Pair Potentials, and Liquid Structure

8. Special Interactions: Hydrogen Bonding, Hydrophobic, and Hydrophilic Interactions

9. Non-Equilibrium and Time-Dependent Interactions

Part II:

10. Some Unifying Concepts in Intermolecular and Interparticle Forces

11. Contrasts Between Intermolecular, Interparticle, and Intersurface Forces

12. Force-Measuring Techniques

13. Van Der Waals Forces Between Surfaces in Liquids

14. Electrostatic Forces Between Surfaces in Liquids

15. Solvation, Structural and Hydration Forces

16. Steric (Polymer-Mediated) and Thermal Fluctuation Forces

17. Adhesion and Wetting Phenomena

18. Friction and Lubrication Forces

Part III:

19. Thermodynamic Principles of Self-Assembly

20. Aggregation of Amphiphilic Molecules into Soft Structures

21. Interactions Within and Between Biological Structures

22. Dynamic Bio-Interactions

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Source: Elsevier Science and Technology

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