Small Particles Technology

  • Jan-Erik Otterstedt
  • Dale A. Brandreth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXI
  2. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 1-28
  3. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 29-84
  4. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 85-153
  5. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 155-183
  6. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 185-233
  7. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 235-326
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    Pages 327-367
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    Pages 369-405
  10. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 407-429
  11. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 431-518
  12. Jan-Erik Otterstedt, Dale A. Brandreth
    Pages 525-525
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    Pages 525-525
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    Pages 525-526
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About this book

Introduction

It is difficult to imagine modem technology without small particles, 1-1000 nm in size, because virtually every industry depends in some way on the use of such materials. Catalysts, printing inks, paper, dyes and pigments, many medicinal products, adsorbents, thickening agents, some adhesives, clays, and hundreds of other diverse products are based on or involve small particles in a very fundamental way. In some cases finely divided materials occur naturally or are merely a convenient form for using a material. In most cases small particles play a special role in technology because in effect they constitute a different state of matter because of the basic fact that the surface of a material is different from the interior by virtue of the unsaturated bonding interactions of the outermost layers of atoms at the surface of a solid. Whereas in a macroscale particle these differences are often insignificant, as the 9 surface area per unit mass becomes larger by a factor of as much as 10 , physical and chemical effects such as adsorption become so pronounced as to make the finely divided form of the bulk material into essentially a different material­ usually one that has no macroscale counterpart.

Keywords

Pigment materials science metal minerals surfaces

Authors and affiliations

  • Jan-Erik Otterstedt
    • 1
  • Dale A. Brandreth
    • 2
  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Widener UniversityChesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-6523-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3301-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-6523-6
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