This text is intended for use as an introduction to both the theory of surface science and its applications in modern biology and chemistry. The book attempts to explain the physical and chemical fundamentals of interfacial phenomena, and readers will find virtually all definitions and concepts needed to understand the role of interfaces in chemistry and biology.
ALEXANDER G. VOLKOV, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. DAVID W. DEAMER, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Cruz. DARRELL L. TANELIAN, MD, PhD, holds the Jane and Bill Browning, Jr., Chair in Medical Science at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. VLADISLAV S. MARKIN, PhD, DrSci, is a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
THERMODYNAMICS OF INTERFACES. Introduction to Classical Thermodynamics. Measurement of Interfacial Tension. Adsorption at Liquid Interfaces. ELECTRIFIED INTERFACES. Interfacial Potentials. Electrocapillarity. Energetics of Extraction. STRUCTURE OF INTERFACES. Interfacial Structures and Electrical Double Layers. CHEMISTRY AT LIQUID INTERFACES. Interfacial Catalysis. Light Energy Conversion at Liquid-Liquid Interfaces: Artificial Photosynthetic Systems. MEMBRANES. Membrane Thermodynamics and Electrostatics. Mechanics of Interfaces. Bibliography. Appendix. Index.