This reference provides brief explanations for the most important terms that may be encountered in a study of the fundamental principles, experimental investigations, and industrial applications of nano- and microscience, including colloid and interface science. More than a dictionary, the book also provides information on properties, units, equations, techniques, and pioneers in the field. The comprehensive content covers both current and older terms, complete cross-references for the most important synonyms, abbraviations, and acronyms, an numerous tables for the quick oberview. An authoritative reference, vital for unhindered communication and knowledge transfer in this fast-growing and broadly interdisciplinary field.
Laurier L. Schramm has over 30 years of R&D experience spanning all four sectors: industry, not-for-profi t, government, and academia. His research interests include applied colloid-, interface-, and nanoscience. His management interests include applied research, technology development and deployment, and innovation. Dr. Schramm holds 17 patents and has published 10 other books, and over 400 other scientific publications or proprietary reports. He was awarded one of the fi rst NSERC-Conference Board Synergy Awards for Best Practices in University-Industry R & D Partnership, has received other national awards for his work and is a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada and an honourary Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS INTRODUCTION AND HISTORICAL EVOLUTION NUMERIC A AAN - Azimuthal Photoelectron Diffraction B Background Aerosol - Butter C Cabannes Factor-Cyclone D Damping Rate Viscometer - Dynamic Surface Tension E EACN - Eykometer F Fallout? - WKO G Galvani Potential - GV H Hagen-Poiseuille Law - Hypo I IBA - ISS J Janus Particles - Junge Nuclei K Kataphoresis - Kukersite L Labofina Test - Lyotropic Series M Ma - Mysels, Karol (Joseph) (1914-1998) N Nanno - Numerical Aperture O Oakes Mixer - O/W/O P Packed-Bed Scrubber - Pyruvic Acid Acetal Q Qbit - QW R Radiocolloid - Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry S SAD - Szyszkowski Equation T Table Sampling - Tyndall Scattering U Ubbelohde Viscometer - UVP V Vacuole - Votator W Wagner Equation - W/O/W X X-XRD Y Yield Stress - Young, Thomas (1773-1829) Z Zahn Viscosity - Zwitterionic Surfactant TABLES