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An Introduction to Interfaces and Colloids: The Bridge to Nanoscience [Paperback]

John C Berg
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November 18, 2009 9814299820 978-9814299824
The brings readers with no prior knowledge or experience in interfacial phenomena, colloid science or nanoscience to the point where they can comfortably enter the current scientific and technical literature in the area. Designed as a pedagogical tool, this book recognizes the cross-disciplinary nature of the subject. To facilitate learning, the topics are developed from the beginning with ample cross-referencing. The understanding of concepts is enhanced by clear descriptions of experiments and provisions of figures and illustrations.

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"Born of decades of diverse experience performing research and teaching in the field of surface and colloid science, Prof. Berg's new textbook is a must buy for students just entering the field, as well as for experts. I find myself frequently referring to the book as a reference when writing grants. Prof. Berg's organization of the subject matter, combined with his exquisitely clear descriptions that provide a molecular level understanding of phenomena, have set a new standard for textbooks in the field." -- Journal of Colloid and Interface Science

"it serves as an excellent entry into the field, giving the student more than enough support to understand the concepts ... Anyone working in the area of colloids/interfaces should have a copy of this book. It makes an excellent reference book if you are an advanced practitioner and an excellent text if you are just getting started." --Chemical Engineering Education


Product Details

  • Paperback: 804 pages
  • Publisher: World Scientific (November 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9814299820
  • ISBN-13: 978-9814299824
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I have taken two interface and colloids courses (one with Professor Berg), and am currently a professor at Duke in the area of chemistry and nanomaterials. Dr. Berg's book, resulting from decades of diverse experience performing research and teaching in the field, is an exquisitely clear introduction to interfaces, colloids, and their central role in nanoscience and everyday life. I have reviewed many books in the area of nanoscience and colloids, this is by far the best, it has no peer. Further, as an "expert" I find it the most comprehensive reference for information on the topic. Dr. Berg manages to describe things in a way students can intuitively understand, but he also derives the equations necessary for quantitative prediction of complex phenomena. After taking his course several years ago, I find myself often referring to his book when I want to refresh my knowledge in an area, or learn something new (before it was published this year he sold it to students for his class - I have treasured this book and have often told him he should publish it). The "fun things to do" at the end of each chapter are indeed fun, but also extremely simple and illustrative experiments one can show a class, or do oneself, to further enhance one's understanding of how molecular-level interactions control the world around us. No complicated materials are needed - want to measure the thickness of the water-air interface? All you need is a laser pointer and a piece of paper. Ever wonder why you can fill a cup of water over the brim? Why cleaning products work better than water? Berg will give you the complete molecular-level understanding, no matter what your background. Read more ›
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book February 1, 2010
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I took Professor John Berg's Surface and Colloid Science course as an undergraduate student about six years ago. The course materials, which I presume are a precursor to this book, are concise, thorough, and masterfully conveyed. The knowledge gained from the course was instrumental in my success during a career at a leading national laboratory after graduation. Professor Berg has a true and unique gift for writing and teaching. Any student would be lucky to learn from this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wealth of information April 24, 2010
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This is a great compilation of the complete subject matter. It brings the reader along from the beginning thinking on this subject and builds from chapter to chapter. I think it a valuable reference book for those doing complex techincal thinking on interfaces and colloids. It also is a great text for those learning the subject matter. The author has a great way of bringing in practical examples of how to apply the theory. A great addition to my technical library.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good book February 9, 2014
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There are some typos in Berg but otherwise it seems to be a useful textbook to discuss colloids and interfaces
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