This monograph provides a comprehensive introduction into the fast developing research field of dynamic processes at liquid/gas and liquid/liquid interfaces to postgraduate students, scientists and engineers interested in the fundamentals of non-equilibrium interfacial properties. It also addresses to some extent application fields, such as foams and emulsions. Theory and experiments on dynamic adsorption layers are considered systematically and discussed with respect to processes at interfaces. It is both an introduction for beginners in the present field as well as a systematic preparation of a vast range of the current scientific investigations generalised, together with accumulated knowledge for those already being an insider. It is the first extensive review available on the subject of dynamics of adsorption and gives a general summary of the current state of adsorption kinetics theory and experiments. The book also reviews recent progress in new-designed set-ups and improved and generalised known methods for studying interfacial relaxations.
The definition of surface tension; surface thermodynamics; diffusion; methods for measuring the dynamic surface tension; diffusion controlled adsorption kinetics; diffusion controlled adsorption kinetics to a continuously deformed surface; the interfacial tension during mass transfer across an interface; periodic surface deformation; transfer controlled adsorption kinetics; micellar solutions; reorientation at the surface.