Dictionary of Nanotechnology, Colloid and Interface Science / Edition 1

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This manageably sized dictionary covers theory, experiment, industrial practice and applications for nanotechnology, colloid, and interface science, as well as much of what is now termed materials science. The comprehensive information is presented in several sections and formats: dictionary of terms, classification tables on colloid and nanomaterial types, and sub-term glossaries for specific phenomena, properties and methods. It offers both newly-coined as well as older terms whose meanings have changed, providing acronyms, synonyms, famous names, selected abbreviations, and cross-references. It also contains a historical overview, units and symbols, and a separate literature section for further reading and following-up on specific topics.
An authoritative reference, vital for unhindered communication and knowledge transfer in this fast-growing and broadly interdisciplinary field.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Reviews of the predecessor, the Dictionary of Colloid and Interface Science (0-471-39406-8):
"...a worthwhile addition to libraries serving students and researchers in colloid and interface science, or related areas such as chemisty." (American Reference Books Annual, Vol. 33)
"...recommended to chemists, chemical engineers, and students...and for industrial settings, special libraries, and academic libraries..." (E-Streams, Vol. 5, No. 7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527322039
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/24/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 298
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Laurier L. Schramm is President and CEO of the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) and adjunct professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Calgary.
Prior to joining SRC, Dr. Schramm held a variety of professional and managerial positions with the Alberta Research Council, Petroleum Recovery Institute, and Syncrude Canada Ltd. His main research interests are in the applications of colloid, interface, and petroleum science. He has received major national awards for his research, and is best known for his basic and applied research involving petroleum industry applications of suspensions, emulsions, foams, and surfactants. He holds 17 patents, has published eight books, over 300 other scientific publications and proprietary reports, and has given over 100 national and international scientific presentations. Many of his inventions have been adopted into commercial practice.
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Table of Contents

Newly-coined and Recent Terms
Established and Older Terms, Including their Meaning Changes Throughout Time
Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Synonyms, Including Cross-references
- Types of Colloidal Dispersions
- Representative Listing of Nanoterms
- Classifications for Sub-types of Colloids
- Classifications for Surface Techniques
- Index of Famous Names in Nanotechnology, Colloid and Interface Science
- Numeric Classifications
- Glossary of Sub-terms for Physical Properties
- Descriptions Appropriate to Properties
- Equations for Predicting Dispersion Properties
- Methods for Determining Dispersion Properties
- Approximate Range-values of Physical Properties
- Decimal-multiple Prefixes for Units in Nanotechnology, Colloid and Interface Science
- Units and Symbols in Nanotechnology, Colloid and Interface Science
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