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Laser Technology Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas

Laser Technology Applications in Adhesion and Related Areas

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/09/2018

The acronym Laser is derived from Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. With the advent of the ruby laser in 1960, there has been tremendous research activity in developing novel, more versatile and more efficient laser sources or devices, as lasers applications are ubiquitous. Today, lasers are used in many areas of human endeavor and are routinely employed in a host of diverse fields: various branches of engineering, microelectronics, biomedical, medicine, dentistry, surgery, surface modification, to name just a few. In this book (containing 10 chapters) we have focused on application of lasers in adhesion and related areas. The topics covered include: - Topographical modification of polymers and metals by laser ablation to create superhydrophobic surfaces. - Non-ablative laser surface modification. - Laser surface modification to enhance adhesion. - Laser surface engineering of materials to modulate their wetting behavior - Laser surface modification in dentistry. - Laser polymer welding. - Laser based adhesion testing technique to measure thin film-substrate interface toughness. - Laser surface removal of hard thin ceramic coatings. - Laser removal of particles from surfaces. - Laser induced thin film debonding for micro-device fabrication applications.

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2018

With the ever-increasing amount of research being published, it is a Herculean task to be fully conversant with the latest research developments in any field, and the arena of adhesion and adhesives is no exception. Thus, topical review articles provide an alternate and very efficient way to stay abreast of the state-of-the-art in many subjects representing the field of adhesion science and adhesives. Based on the success of the preceding volumes in this series Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives ), the present volume comprises 12 review articles published in Volume 5 (2017) of Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives. The subject of these 12 reviews fall into the following general areas. Nanoparticles in reinforced polymeric composites. Wettability behavior and its modification, including superhydrophobic surfaces. Ways to promote adhesion, including tuber adhesion. Adhesives and adhesive joints Dental adhesion. The topics covered include: Nanoparticles as interphase modifiers in fiber reinforced polymeric composites; fabrication of micro/nano patterns on polymeric substrates to control wettability behavior; plasma processing of aluminum alloys to promote adhesion; UV-curing of adhesives; functionally graded adhesively bonded joints; adhesion between unvulgarized elastomers; electrowetting for digital microfluidics; control of biofilm at the tooth-restoration bonding interface; easy-to-clean superhydrophobic coatings; cyanoacrylates; promotion of resin-dentin bond longevity in adhesive dentistry; and effects of nanoparticles on nanocomposites Mode I and Mode II fractures.

Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Volume 3

Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Volume 3

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2018

This is the third Volume in the series Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion initiated to consolidate information and provide commentary on certain recent research aspects dealing with this important topic. Its predecessor Volumes 1 and 2 were published in 2013 and 2015, respectively. This new book comprising 15 research and review articles is divided into four parts: Part 1: Contact Angle Measurement and Analysis; Part 2: Wettability Behavior; Part 3: Hydrophobic/Superhydrophobic Surfaces; Part 4: Wettability, Surface Free Energy and Adhesion. The topics covered include: O Procedure to measure and analyse contact angles/drop shape behaviors. O Contact angle measurement considering spreading, evaporation and reactive substrate. O Measurement of contact angle of a liquid on a substrate of the same liquid. O Evolution of the axisymmetric droplet shape parameters. O Interfacial modulus of a solid surface. O Functionalization of textiles using UV-based techniques for surface modification--patterned wetting behavior. O Wettability behavior of oleophilic and oleophobic nanorough surfaces. O Wettability behavior of nanofluids. O Dielectrowetting for digital microfluidics. O Hydrophobicity and superhydrophobicity in fouling prevention. O Superhydrophobic/superhydrophilic hybrid surface. O Laser material processing for enhancing stem cell growth. O Wettability correlation for bioadhesion to different materials. O Determination of the surface free energy of solid surfaces: statistical consideration. O Determination of apparent surface free energy using hysteresis approach.

Textile Finishing Recent Developments and Future Trends

Textile Finishing Recent Developments and Future Trends

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2017

Textiles have been historically and traditionally used to make clothes, but even in ancient times there were technical textiles for making sails, tents, etc. Today, technical textiles are used in various industries for a host of purposes and applications. Recently, there have been exciting developments on various fronts in the textile field to impart novel and innovative functionalities to textiles, e.g., easy-to-clean or dirt-repellent, flame retardancy, anti-bacterial, and fog-harvesting properties, to name a few. Also, textiles for electronics based on graphene, CNTs and other nanomaterials, conductive textiles, textiles for sensor function, textile-fixed catalysts, textiles for batteries and energy storage, textiles as substrates for tissue engineering, and textiles for O/W separation have appeared in the literature. All this has been possible through adopting novel ways for finishing textiles, e.g., by appropriate surface modification techniques, and utilizing biomimetic concepts borrowed from nature. This unique book entitled Textile Finishing: Recent Developments and Future Trends is divided into four parts: Part 1: Recent Developments/Current Challenges in Textile Finishing; Part 2: Surface Modification Techniques for Textiles; Part 3: Innovative Functionalities of Textiles; Part 4: Fiber-Reinforced Composites. The topics covered include: Antimicrobial textile finishes; flame retardant textile finishing; self-cleaning or easy-to-clean textiles; metallization of textiles; atmospheric pressure plasma, and uv-based photochemical surface modification of textiles; tunable wettability of textiles; 3D textile structures for fog harvesting; textile-fixed catalysts; medical textiles as substrates for tissue engineering; and fiber-reinforced green or greener biocomposites and the relevance of fiber/matrix adhesion.

Adhesion in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Dental Fields

Adhesion in Pharmaceutical, Biomedical, and Dental Fields

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/07/2017

The only book to cover adhesion in pharmaceutical, biomedical and dental fields The phenomenon of adhesion is of cardinal importance in the pharmaceutical, biomedical and dental fields. A few eclectic examples will suffice to underscore the importance/relevance of adhesion in these three areas. For example, the adhesion between powdered solids is of crucial importance in tablet manufacture. The interaction between biodevices (e.g., stents, bio-implants) and body environment dictates the performance of such devices, and there is burgeoning research activity in modifying the surfaces of such implements to render them compatible with bodily components. In the field of dentistry, the modern trend is to shift from retaining of restorative materials by mechanical interlocking to adhesive bonding. The book contains 15 chapters written by internationally-renowned subject matter experts and is divided into four parts: Part 1: General Topics; Part 2: Adhesion in Pharmaceutical Field; Part 3: Adhesion in Biomedical Field; and Part 4: Adhesion in Dental Field. The topics covered include: Theories or mechanisms of adhesion; wettability of powders; role of surface free energy in tablet strength and powder flow behavior; mucoadhesive polymers for drug delivery systems; transdermal patches; skin adhesion in long-wear cosmetics; factors affecting microbial adhesion; biofouling and ways to mitigate it; adhesion of coatings on surgical tools and bio-implants; adhesion in fabrication of microarrays in clinical diagnostics; antibacterial polymers for dental adhesives and composites; evolution of dental adhesives; and testing of dental adhesive joints. Audience This book will be of great interest and considerable importance in materials science, physics and chemistry and R&D personnel in pharmaceutical, biomedical and dental arenas as well as practicing doctors and advanced graduate students carrying out research in these three disciplines.

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

With the ever-increasing amount of research being published it is a Herculean task to be fully conversant with the latest research developments in any field, and the arena of adhesion and adhesives is no exception. Thus, topical review articles provide an alternate and very efficient way to stay abreast of the state-of-the-art in may subjects representing the field of adhesion science and adheisves. Based on the success and the warm reception accorded to the premier volume in this series Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives (containing the review articles published in Volume 2 (2014) of the journal Reviews of Adhesion and Adhesives (RAA)), volume 2 comprises 14 review articles published in Volume 4 (2016) of RAA. The subjects of these 14 reviews fall into the following general areas: 1. Surface modification of polymers for a variety of purposes. 2. Adhesion aspects in reinforced composites 3. Thin films/coatings and their adhesion measurement 4. Bioadhesion and bio-implants 5. Adhesives and adhesive joints 6. General adhesion aspects The topics covered include: surface modification of natural fibers for reinforced polymer composites; adhesion of submicrometer thin metals films; surface treatments to modulate bioadhesion; hot-melt adhesives from renewable resources; particulate-polymer composites; functionally graded adhesively bonded joints; fabrication of nano-biodevices; effects of particulates on contact angles , thermal stresses in adhesively bonded joints and ways to mitigate these; laser-assisted electroless metallization of polymer materials; adhesion measurement of coatings on biodevices/implants; cyanoacrylate adhesives; and adhesion of green flame retardant coatings onto polyolefins.

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Progress in Adhesion and Adhesives

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2015

Particle Adhesion and Removal

Particle Adhesion and Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal, Ravi Jaiswal Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/01/2015

The book provides a comprehensive and easily accessible reference source covering all important aspects of particle adhesion and removal. The core objective is to cover both fundamental and applied aspects of particle adhesion and removal with emphasis on recent developments. Among the topics to be covered include: 1. Fundamentals of surface forces in particle adhesion and removal. 2. Mechanisms of particle adhesion and removal. 3. Experimental methods (e.g. AFM, SFA,SFM,IFM, etc.) to understand particle-particle and particle-substrate interactions. 4. Mechanics of adhesion of micro- and nanoscale particles. 5. Various factors affecting particle adhesion to a variety of substrates. 6. Surface modification techniques to modulate particle adhesion. 7. Various cleaning methods (both wet & dry) for particle removal. 8. Relevance of particle adhesion in a host of technologies ranging from simple to ultra-sophisticated.

Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion

Laser Surface Modification and Adhesion

Author: K. L. Mittal, Thomas Bahners Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/12/2014

The book provides a unique overview on laser techniques and applications for the purpose of improving adhesion by altering surface chemistry and topography/morphology of the substrate. It details laser surface modification techniques for a wide range of industrially relevant materials (plastics, metals, ceramics, composites) with the aim to improve and enhance their adhesion to other materials. The joining of different materials is of critical importance in the fabrication of many and varied products.

Adhesion in Microelectronics

Adhesion in Microelectronics

Author: K. L. Mittal, Tanweer Ahsan Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/10/2014

This comprehensive book will provide both fundamental and applied aspects of adhesion pertaining to microelectronics in a single and easily accessible source. Among the topics to be covered include; * Various theories or mechanisms of adhesion * Surface (physical or chemical) characterization of materials as it pertains to adhesion * Surface cleaning as it pertains to adhesion * Ways to improve adhesion * Unraveling of interfacial interactions using an array of pertinent techniques * Characterization of interfaces / interphases * Polymer-polymer adhesion * Metal-polymer adhesion (metallized polymers) * Polymer adhesion to various substrates * Adhesion of thin films * Adhesion of underfills * Adhesion of molding compounds * Adhesion of different dielectric materials * Delamination and reliability issues in packaged devices * Interface mechanics and crack propagation * Adhesion measurement of thin films and coatings

Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion

Advances in Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/08/2013

The topic of wettabilty is extremely important from both fundamental and applied aspects. The applications of wettability range from self-cleaning windows to micro- and nanofluidics. This book represents the cumulative wisdom of a contingent of world-class (researchers engaged in the domain of wettability. In the last few years there has been tremendous interest in the Lotus Leaf Effect and in understanding its mechanism and how to replicate this effect for myriad applications. The topics of superhydrophobicity, omniphobicity and superhydrophilicity are of much contemporary interest and these are covered in depth in this book.

Particles in Gases and Liquids 2 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 2 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2013

This book chronicles the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 20th Annual Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 21-25, 1989. As this second symposium was as successful as the prior one, so we have decided to hold symposia on this topic on a regular (biennial) basis and the third symposium in this series is scheduled to be held at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Jose, California, July 29-August 2, 1991. l As pointed out in the Preface to the prior volume in this series that recently there has been tremendous concern about yield losses due to unwanted particles, and these unwelcome particles can originate from a legion of sources, including process gases and liquids. Also all signals indicate that in the future manufacture of sophisticated and sensitive microelectronic components (with shrinking dimensions) and other precision parts, the need for detection, characterization, analysis and control of smaller and smaller particles will be more intensified.

Particles on Surfaces 3 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Particles on Surfaces 3 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Particles on Surfaces : Detection, Adhesion and Removal held as a part of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Diego , California, August 21 - 25 , 1990 . The first two symposia i n t h i s series were held in 1986 and 1988 , respectively, and have been properly l documented ,2. Li ke its antecedent s the Third symposium was very well received, and the continuing success of these symposia reinforced our earlier belief that regular symposia on the topic of particles on surfaces were very much needed. Concomitantly, the fourth symposium in this series is planned in Las Vegas , July 13-17 , 199 2 . l As pointed out in the Preface to the earlier two volumes ,2, the topic of particles on surfaces is of tremendous interest and concern in a wide spectrum of technological areas . The objectives of the Third symposium were es s ent i a l ly the same as those of the earlier two and our intent her e was to provide an update on the research and development activities in the world of particles on surfaces . Apropos , there has been a deliberate attempt every time to s eek out new people to present their research results and we have been very succes s f ul in this mission.

Metallized Plastics 2 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Metallized Plastics 2 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/06/2013

This volume documents the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects held under the aegis of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society in Montreal, Canada, May 7-10, 1990. The first symposium on this topic was held in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988 and the proceedings of l which have been chronicled in a hard-bound volume l As pointed out in the Preface to the proceedings of the first symposium the metallized plastics find scores of applications ranging from very mundane to very sophisticated. Even a cursory look at the literature will convince that this field has sprouted; and there is every reason to believe that with all the research and development activities taking place, new and exciting applications of metallized plastics will emerge. The program for the second symposium was very comprehensive as it included 46 papers covering many aspects of metallized plastics. This symposium was a testimonial to the brisk research activity and keen interest in the topic of metallized plastics. The success of this symposium reinforced our earlier belief that there was a definite need to hold symposia on this topic on a regular basis. Concomitantly, the third symposium in this vein was held in Phoenix, Arizona, October 13-18, 1991 and the fourth is planned for May 16-21, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As regards the present volume, it contains a total of 35 papers covering a variety of topics ranging from very fundamental to very applied.

Particles in Gases and Liquids 3 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 3 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/06/2013

This book documents the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Jose, California, July 29-August 2, 1991. This series of symposia was initiated in 1987 in light of the growing importance to eliminate particles from process gases and liquids. As pointed out in the Preface to antecedent volumes in this series that particles in process gases and liquids could cause significant yield losses in precision manufacturing and concomitantly there has been heightened interest in understanding the behavior of particles in gases and liquids and devising ways to eliminate, or at least reduce substantially, these particles. The concern about particles in gases and liquids has been there for qui.te some time in the microelectronics arena, but there are other areas also where particles are of significant concern, e.g. in operation theatres in hospitals, food and beverage industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. This symposium basically had the same objectives as its predecessors, but to provide an update on the R&D activity taking place in the arena of particle detection, characterization and control. The printed program comprised a total of 28 papers dealing with variegated aspects of particles in gases and liquids. There were brisk and lively discussions and the attendees offered many positive comments, which goes to show that it was a well-received and needed symposium.

Metallized Plastics 1 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Metallized Plastics 1 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/06/2013

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects held under the auspices of the Dielectrics and Insulation Division of the Electrochemical Society in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988. This was the premier symposium on this topic and if the comments from the attendees are any barometer of the success of a symposium then it was a grand success. Concomitantly, it has been decided to hold it on a regular basis (at intervals of 18 months) and the second event in this series is planned as a part of the Electrochemical Society meeting in Montreal, Canada, May 6-10, 1990. Metallized plastics find a legion of applications ranging from mundane to very sophisticated. A complete catalog of the various technological applications of metallized plastics will be prohibitively long, so here some eclectic examples should suffice to show why there is such high tempo of R&D activity in the arena of metallized plastics, and all signals indicate that this high tempo will continue unabated. For example, polymeric films are metallized for packaging (food and other products) purposes, and the applications of metallized plastics in the automotive industry are quite obvious. In the field of microelectronics and computer technology, insulators are metallized for interconnection and other functional purposes. Also plastics are metallized to provide electromagnetic shielding.

Polyimides Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Volume 1

Polyimides Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/04/2013

This and its companion Volume 2 chronicle the proceedings of the First Technical Conference on Polyimides: Synthesis, Char- acterization and Applications held under the auspices of the Mid- Hudson Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers at Ellenville, New York, November 10-12, 1982. In the last decade or so there has been an accelerated interest in the use of polyimides for a variety of applications in a number of widely differing technologies. The applications of polyimides range from aerospace to microelectronics to medical field, and this is attributed to the fact that polyimides offer certain desirable traits, inter alia, high temperature stability. Polyimides are used as organic insulators, as adhesives, as coat- ings, in composites, just to name a few of their uses. Even a casual search of the literature will underscore the importance of this class of materials and the high tempo of R&D activity taking place in the area of polyimides. So it was deemed that a conference on polyimides was both timely and needed. This conference was designed to provide a forum for discussion of various ramifications of polyimides, to bring together scientists and technologists interested in all aspects of polyimides and thus to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas, and to highlight areas which needed further and intensi- fied R&D efforts. If the comments from the attendees are a baro- meter of the success of a conference, then this event was highly successful and fulfilled amply its stated objectives.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 5

Surfactants in Solution Volume 5

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/12/2012

This and its companion Volumes 4 and 6 document the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution held in Bordeaux, France, July 9-13, 1984. This symposium was the continuation of the series of symposia initiated in 1976 in Albany, New York under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions . The next two symposia were labelled Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects held in Knoxville, TN in 1978 and Potsdam, N. Y. in 1980, respectively. In 1982 at the time of the 4th Symposium in this series, it became amply evident that there was a definite need to have more a generic title to describe these biennial events, and after much deliberation it was decided that an appropriate title would be Surfactants in Solution as both the aggregation and adsorption aspects of surfactants were addressed. So the 4th Symposium was held in 1982 in Lund, Sweden, under this new rubric, and it was decided to continue these symposia in the future under this appellation. Naturally, the Bordeaux Symposium was dubbed as the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, and our logo became SIS which is very apropos and appealing. It was in Bordeaux that the decision was made to hold the 6th SIS Symposium in New Delhi and it is scheduled for August 18-22, 1986 in the capital of India.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 7

Surfactants in Solution Volume 7

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/12/2012

This and its companion volumes 8,9, and 10 document the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in New Delhi, India, August 18-22, 1986 under the joint auspices of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. As this symposium was a landmark -- it represented the tenth anniversary of this series of symposia -- so it is very apropos to reflect on how these symposia have evolved to their present size and status. The pedigree of this series of symposia goes back to 1976 when the premier symposium in this series was held. Actually in 1976 it was a modest start and it was not possible at that time to gaze at the crystal ball and predict what would be the state of affairs in 1986. For historical purposes, it should be recorded here that the first symposium was held in Albany, NY, under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions ; the second symposium was christened Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and was held in Knoxville, TN, in 1978; the venue for the third symposium in 1980 was Potsdam, NY, and it was dubbed International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects.

Surface Contamination Genesis, Detection, and Control

Surface Contamination Genesis, Detection, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/11/2012

The present volume and its companion Volume 1 document the proceedings of the Symposium on Surface Contamination: Its Genesis, Detection and Control held in Washington, D.C., September 10-13, 1978. This Symposium was a part of the 4th International Symposium on Contamination Control held under the auspices of the International Committee of Contamination Control Societies, and the Institute of Environmental Sciences

Metallized Plastics 3 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Metallized Plastics 3 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/10/2012

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects held under the auspices of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society in Phoenix, Arizona, October 13-18, 1991. This series of symposia to address the subject of metallized plastics was initiated in 1988 and the premier symposium was held in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988, followed by the second event in Montreal, Canada, May 7-10, 1990. The rroceedings of these two symposia have been properly documented ,2. The third symposium was a huge success like the previous two events, and all this is testimonial to the brisk interest and high tempo of R&D activity in the fie14 of metallized plastics. This further bolsters our earlier thinking that there was a conspicuous need to hold symposia on this topic on a regular basis and the fourth is planned for May 16-21, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. The study of metallized plastics constitutes an important human endeavor l and as pointed out earlier there are myriad applications of metallized plastics ranging from very commonplace to exotic. Also a survey of the recent literature will reveal that both the fundamental and applied aspects of metallized plastics are being pursued with great vigor.

Solution Chemistry of Surfactants Volume 2

Solution Chemistry of Surfactants Volume 2

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2012

The 52nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium of the Divis- ion of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society was held in Knoxville, TN, June 12-14, 1978, and one of its Sections was devoted to the topic of Solution Chemistry of Surfactants. Although it was billed as the Section on Solution Chemistry of Surfactants, but it was indeed a veritable inter- national symposium on this topic as 51 papers by about 100 con- tributors from 12 countries were listed in the program. The present volume and its companion volume 1 document the proceedings of the above-mentioned Section on Solution Chemistry of Surfactants. In 1976 there was held an international symposium on Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions in Albany, l the proceedings of which have been chronicled in two volumes. A great deal of material dealing with micelles contributed by a legion of prominent researchers constitutes these volumes but a few subtopics were not adequately covered; so it was deemed appro- priate to c~ver these topics as well as the recent progress in the general area of aggregation of surfactants in this Section. Also as it is the amphiphilicity or amphipathicity* of a surfact- ant molecule which is responsible for both adsorption at inter- faces and aggregation in solution, so it was considered quite apropos to include the topic of adsorption at interfaces in this Section. Concomitantly, the present volumes not only cover the aggregation phenomena but also the adsorption at interfaces.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 11

Surfactants in Solution Volume 11

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/07/2012

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in Gainesville, FL, June 10-15, 1990. This series of symposia have been smoothly running since 1976, but the appellation Surfactants in Solution was used for the first time in 1982 in Lund. Since then our logo SIS has become very familiar to everyone involved in surfactants. In Lund the meeting was billed as the Fourth International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution. Earlier three events were held under different rubrics, but proceedings of all these symposia, except the 7th SIS held in Ottawa in 1988, have been properly documented. As a matter of fact so far 10 volumes have appeared under the title Surfactants in Solution . 1,2,3 The program for the 9th SIS was very comprehensive and many ramifications of surfactants were covered, and it was a veritable international event. It contained a total of 384 papers by 869 authors from practically every corner of our planet. Just the sheer number of papers is a testimonial to the high tempo of research and tremendous interest in this wonderful class of materials. As in the past, there were plenary lectures (5), invited talks (37), oral presentations (195) and poster presentations (147). The plenary lectures were given by Prof. J. Th. G. Overbeek, Prof. C. A. Bunton, Prof. H. Ti Tien and Dr. J. Swalen. The lecture by Prof. Overbeek, the doyen of surface and colloid science, was a real treat.

Solution Chemistry of Surfactants Volume 1

Solution Chemistry of Surfactants Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/07/2012

The 52nd Colloid and Surface Science Symposium of the Divis- ion of Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society was held in Knoxville, TN, June 12-14, 1978, and one of its Sections was devoted to the topic of Solution Chemistry of Surfactants. Although it was billed as the Section on Solution Chemistry of Surfactants, but it was indeed a veritable inter- national symposium on this topic as 51 papers by about 100 con- tributors from 12 countries were listed in the program. The present volume and its companion volume 2 document the proceedings of the above-mentioned Section on Solution Chemistry of Surfactants. In 1976 there was held an international symposium on Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions in Albany, l the proceedings of which have been chronicled in two volumes. A great deal of material dealing with micelles contributed by a legion of prominent researchers constitutes these volumes but a few subtopics were not adequately covered; so it was deemed appro- priate to cover these topics as well as the recent progress in the general area of aggregation of surfactants in this Section. Also as it is the amphiphilicity or amphipathicity* of a surfact- ant molecule which is responsible for both adsorption at inter- faces and aggregation in solution, so it was considered quite apropos to include the topic of adsorption at interfaces in this Section. Concomitantly, the present volumes not only cover the aggregation phenomena but also the adsorption at interfaces.

Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces Volume 1

Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2012

This and its companion Volume 2 document the proceedings of the International Symposium on Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces held under the auspices of the American Chemical Society in New York City, August 23-28, 1981. This event was sponsored by the Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry and the Divisions of Organic Coatings and Plastics Chemistry, and Industrial and Engineering Chemistry were the cosponsors. The study of polymer surfaces is important from both funda- mental and applied points of view. The applications of polymers are legion and wheresoever polymers are used, their surface char- acteristics, inter alia, are of great concern and importance; and the areas where polymers find applications range from microelec- tronics to prosthetics. In the last decade or so, the availabil- ity of various sophisticated surface analytical techniques, par- ticularly ESCA, has been a boon in enhancing our knowledge of polymer surfaces. This Symposium was designed to bring together scientists and technologists interested in all aspects of polymer surfaces, to provide a forum for discussion of various ramifications of poly- mer surfaces, to discover the latest developments, to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas, and to highlight areas which are in astate of rapid development and those which need intensified efforts. If the comments from attendees is any barometer of the success of an event, then this Symposium was a grand success and the above objectives were amply fulfilled.

Treatise on Clean Surface Technology Volume 1

Treatise on Clean Surface Technology Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2012

Surface Contamination Genesis, Detection, and Control

Surface Contamination Genesis, Detection, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/03/2012

The present volume and its companion Volume 2 document the proceedings of the Symposium on Surface Contamination: Its Genesis, Detection and Control held in Washington, D.C., September 10-13, 1978. This Symposium was a part of the 4th International Symposium on Contamination Control held under the auspices of the International Committee of Contamination Control Societies, and the Institute of Environmental Sciences (U.S.A.) was the official host. The ubiquitous nature of surface contamination causes concern to everyone dealing with surfaces, and the world of surfaces is wide and open-ended. The technological areas where surface clean- ing is of cardinal importance are too many and very diversified. To people working in areas such as adhesion, composites, adsorp- tion, friction, lubrication, soldering,device fabrication, printed circuit boards, etc., surface contamination has always been a bete noire. In short, people dealing with surfaces are afflicted with molysmophobiat, and rightfully so. In the past, the subject of surface contamination had been discussed in various meetings, but this symposium was hailed as the most comprehensive symposium ever held on this important topic, as the technical program comprised 70 papers by more than 100 authors from 10 countries. The symposium was truly international in scope and spirits and was very well attended. The attendees represented a broad spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and pro- fessional affiliations, but all had a common interest and concern about surface contamination and cleaning.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 6

Surfactants in Solution Volume 6

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/11/2011

This and its companion Volumes 4 and 5 document the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution held in Bordeaux, France, July 9-13, 1984. This symposium was the continuation of the series of symposia initiated in 1976 in Albany, New Vork under the title icellization, Solubilization and icroemulsions . The next two symposia were labelled Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects held in Knoxville, TN in 1978 and Potsdam, N. V. in 1980, respectively. In 19B2 at the time of the 4th Symposium in this series, it became amply evident that there was a definite need to have more a generic title to describe these biennial events, and after much deliberation it was decided that an appropriate title would be Surfactants in Solution as both the aggregation and adsorption aspects of surfactants were addressed. So the 4th Symposium was held in 1982 in Lund, Sweden, under this new rubric, and it was decided to continue these symposia in the future under this appellation. Naturally, the Bordeaux Symposium was dubbed as the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, and our logo became SIS which is very apropos and appealing. It was in Bordeaux that the decision was made to hold the 6th SIS Symposium in New Delhi and it is scheduled for August 18-22, 1986 in the capital of India.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 4

Surfactants in Solution Volume 4

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/11/2011

This and its companion Volumes 5 and 6 document the proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution held in Bordeaux, France, July 9-13, 1984. This symposium was the continuation of the series of symposia initiated in 1976 in Albany, New York under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions . The next two symposia were labelled Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects held in Knoxville, TN in 1978 and Potsdam, N. Y. in 1980, respectively. In 1982 at the time of the 4th Symposium in this series, it became amply evident that there was a definite need to have more a generic title to describe these biennial events, and after much deliberation it was decided that an appropriate title would be Surfactants in Solution as both the aggregation and adsorption aspects of surfactants were addressed. So the 4th Symposium was held in 1982 in Lund, Sweden, under this new rubric, and it was decided to continue these symposia in the future under this appellation. Naturally, the Bordeaux Symposium was dubbed as the 5th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution, and our logo became SIS which is very apropos and appealing. It was in Bordeaux that the decision was made to hold the 6th SIS Symposium in New Delhi and it is scheduled for August 18-22, 1986 in the capital of India.

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 2

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 2

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

This and its companion Volume 1 comprise the proceedings of the International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants - Theoretical and Applied Aspects organized under the auspices of the 11th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemica1 So ci- ety held in Potsdam, N. Y. , June 30-July 3, 1980. This ?J!Ilposiumre- presented the third event in the se ries of symposia dealing with the topic of surfactants in solution. The first Symposium was held in Albany, N. Y. , in 1976 under the title Micellization, Solubili- zation and Microemulsions '1the proceedings of which have been doc- umented in a two-volume set * The second was held under the title Solution Chemistry of Surfactants in 1978 in Knoxville, TN, an~ the proceedings of this event have also been properly chronicled * Apropos, the fourth biennial Symposium in this series is entitled International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (K. L. Mittal and B. Lindman, Cochairmen) and is scheduled to be held from June 27 to July 2, 1982 in Lund, Sweden. Since these biennial events have been very successful and important in bringing researchers with varied interests together and in stimulating interdisciplinary communication, so the plans are to continue these on a regular basis with a change in venue for each meeting.

Adhesive Joints Formation, Characteristics, and Testing

Adhesive Joints Formation, Characteristics, and Testing

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/10/2011

This volume documents the proceedings of the International Symposium on Adhesive Joints: Formation, Characteristics and Testing held under the auspices of the Division of Polymer Mater- ials:Science and Engineering of the American Chemical Society in Kansas City, MO, September 12-17, 1982. There is a myriad of applications (ranging from aerospace to surgery) where adhesives are used to join different materials, and concomitantly the understanding of the behavior of adhesive joints becomes very important. There are many factors which can influence the behavior of adhesive joints, e.g., substrate preparation, in- terfacial aspects, joint design, mode of stress, external environ- ment, etc., and in order to understand the joint behavior in a holistic manner, one must take due cognizance of all these germane factors. So this symposium was planned to address not only how to make acceptable bonds but their characterization, durability and testing were also accorded due consideration.

Micellization, Solubilization, and Microemulsions Volume 2

Micellization, Solubilization, and Microemulsions Volume 2

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/10/2011

This volume and its companion Volume 1 chronicle the proceed- ings of the International Symposium on Micellization, Solubiliza- tion, and tficroemulsions held under the auspices of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Albany, New York, August 8-11, 1976. The technical program consisted of 48 papers by 91 authors from twelve countries. The program was divided into six sessions, and Dr. Hartley delivered the Concluding Remarks. Subsequently, six more papers were contributed for the proceedings volumes with the result that these volumes contain Sl papers (three papers are not included for certain reasons) and are divided into seven parts. The first three parts are embodied in Volume I and the remaining four parts constitute Volume 2; each part is followed by a Discussion Section. Dr. Hartley's Concluding Remarks are in- cluded in both volumes. When the idea of arranging a symposium on micelles was broached to me, I accepted it without an iota of hesitation. I had two op- tions: either to make it a one- or two-sessions symposium, or bring together the global community actively carrying out research in this area. I opted for the latter as the subject was very timely and I knew that it would elicit very enthusiastic response. In order to broaden the scope of the symposium, I suggested that the theme of the symposium should be Micellizationy Solubilization and Microemulsions.

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 1

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/10/2011

This and its companion Volume 2 comprise the proceedings of the International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants - Theoretical and Applied Aspects organized under the auspices of the 11th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Soci- ety held in Potsdam, N. Y. , June 30-July 3, 1980. This Symposium re- presented the third event in the series of symposia dealing with the topic of surfactants in solution. The first Symposium was held in Albany, N. Y. , in 1976 under the title Micellization, Solubili- zation and Microemulsions , 1 the proceedings of which have been doc- umented in a two-volume set * The second was held under the title ~olution Chemistry of Surfactants in 1978 in Knoxville, TN, an~ the proceedings of this event have also been properly chronicled * Apropos, the fourth biennial Symposium in, this series is entitled International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (K. L. Mittal and B. Lindman, Cochairmen) and is scheduled to be held from June 27 to July 2, 1982 in Lund, Sweden. Since these biennial events have been very successful and important in bringing researchers with varied interests together and in stimulating interdisciplinary communication, so the plans are to continue these on a regular basis with a change in venue for each meeting.

Adhesion Aspects of Polymeric Coatings

Adhesion Aspects of Polymeric Coatings

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/10/2011

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Symposium on Adhesion Aspects of Polymeric Coatings held under the auspices of the Electrochemical Society in Minneapolis, MN, May 10-15, 1981. This event was cosponsored by the Dielectric and Insulation, and Electrothermics and Metallurgy Divisions. Polymeric coatings are used for a number of purposes, e. g. , decorative, protective, functional (as dielectrics or insulators) and a special application of polymeric (organic) coatings is their use as lithographic materials for making integrated circuit elements. Irrespective of the purpose of the coating, it must adhere well to the underlying substrate. So the need to under- stand the factors which influence adhesion of organic coatings and the ways to attain desired adhesion is quite manifest. This Symposium was designed to bring together scientists and technologists interested in the adhesion aspects of polymeric coatings, to provide a forum for discussion of latest findings, and to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas. The technical program contained a total of 46 papers by authors from various corners of the world. The program comprised both invited overviews and contributed original research papers, as this blend is the best way to present the state of knowledge of a topic. The invited speakers were selected so as to represent widely differ- ing disciplines and interests and they hailed from various aca- demic and industrial research laboratories.

Polymers in Information Storage Technology

Polymers in Information Storage Technology

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2011

This volume documents the proceedings of the Symposium on Polymers in Information Storage Technology held as a part of the American Chemical Society meeting in Los Angeles, September 25-30, 1988. It should be recorded here that this symposium was cosponsored by the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, and the Division of Polymer Chemistry. Polymers are used for a variety of purposes in both optical and magnetic information storage technologies. For example, polymers find applications as substrate, for storing information directly, as protective coating, as lubricant, and as binder in magnetic media. In the last few years there has been a high tempo of research activity dealing with the many ramifications of polymers in the exciting arena of information storage. Concomitantly, we decided to organize this symposium and I believe this was the premier event on this topic. This symposium was conceived and organized with the following objectives in mind: (1) to bring together those actively involved (polymer chemists, polymer physicists, photochemists, surface and colloid chemists, tribo10gists and so on) in the various facets of this topic; (2) to provide a forum for discussion of latest R&D activity in this technology; (3) to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas; and (4) to identify and highlight areas, within the broad purview of this topic, which needed intensified or accelerated R&D efforts.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 9

Surfactants in Solution Volume 9

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/10/2011

This and its companion volumes 7,8, and 10 document the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in New Delhi, India, August 18-22, 1986 under the joint auspices of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. As this symposium was a landmark -- it represented the tenth anniversary of this series of symposia -- so it is very apropos to reflect on how these symposia have evolved to their present size and status. The pedigree of this series of symposia goes back to 1976 when the premier symposium in this series was held. Actually in 1976 it was a modest start and it was not possible at that time to gaze at the crystal ball and predict what would be the state of affairs in 1986. For historical purposes, it should be recorded here that the first symposium was held in Albany, NY, under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions ; the second symposium was christened Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and was held in Knoxville, TN, in 1978; the venue for the third symposium in 1980 was Potsdam, NY, and it was dubbed International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects.

Particles on Surfaces 2 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Particles on Surfaces 2 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2011

This volume documents the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Particles on Surfaces: Detection, Adhesion and Removal held as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in Santa Clara, California, July 20-25, 1988. The premier symposium on this topic was l organized in 1986 and has been properly chronicled . Based on the success of these two events and the high interest evinced by the technical community, we plan to regularly hold symposia on this topic on a biennial basis and the next one is slated for August 20-24, 1990 in San Diego, California. l As pointed out in the Preface to the first volume , the topic of particles on surfaces is of paramount importance in legion of technological areas. Particularly in the semiconductor device fabrication area, all signals indicate that the understanding of the behavior of particles on surfaces and their removal will attain heightened importance in the times to come. As the device dimensions are shrinking at an accelerated pace, so the benign particles of today will become the killer defects in the not too distant future. The tempo of research and development activity in the field of particles on surfaces is very high, and better and novel ways are continuously being devised to remove smaller and smaller particles.

Particles in Gases and Liquids 1 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 1 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/09/2011

This book documents the proceedings of the Symposium on Particles in Fluids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 18th Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 3-7, 1987. This was the Premier symposium on this topic and the response was so good that we have decided to organize it on a biennial basis and the second symposium will be held under the rubric Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control at the 20th Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 22-26, 1989. In the modern manufacture of sophisticated and sensitive microelectronic components and other precision parts, there has been a great deal of concern about yield losses due to micrometer- and submicrometer-sized particles. These particles can originate from a number of sources including fluids, i. e. , gases and liquids used in the manufacturing process. So the detection, characterization and control or removal of these undesirable particles is of cardinal importance and this symposium was conceived and o~ganized with this in mind. The purposes of this symposium were to bring together those actively involved in all aspects of particles in fluids, to provide a forum for discussion of the latest techniques for the detection, characterization and control of particles, and to highlight areas which needed intensified R&D efforts. The printed program contained a total of 46 papers and a variety of topics dealing with various ramifications of particles in fluids were presented.

Handbook of Sealant Technology

Handbook of Sealant Technology

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2009

Sealing is an age-old problem that dates back to our earliest attempts to create a more comfortable living environment. Prehistoric people used natural sealants such as earth, loam, grass, and reeds to protect the interior of their homes against the weather. Today's applications extend to a myriad of uses. The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today's wide range of applications. Featuring contributions from international academic and industry experts, this comprehensive, illustrated reference explores: The history of sealants from the Stone Age to the present The testing and durability of sealants and sealed joints The use of organofunctional silanes in sealant technology Hot melt and intumescent sealants Urethane waterproofing membrane systems Foam back-up materials Sealants for use in construction, bridge expansion joints, and automotive electronics Fibrin sealants for biomedical applications As technology continues to develop, the potential for sealant use grows exponentially. This valuable reference guide provides a window on the past and offers insight into the extent of future possibilities in a host of industries.

Adsorption and Aggregation of Surfactants in Solution

Adsorption and Aggregation of Surfactants in Solution

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2002

Offering the latest research and developments in the understanding of surfactant behavior in solutions, this reference investigates the role and dynamics of surfactants and their solution properties in the formulation of paints, printing inks, paper coatings, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, cosmetics, liquid detergents, and lubricants. Exploring the science behind techniques from oil recovery to drug delivery, the book covers surfactant stabilized particles; solid particles at liquid interfaces; nanocapsules; aggregation behavior of surfactants; micellar catalysis; vesicles and liposomes; the clouding phenomena; viscoelasticity of micellar solutions; and more.

Emulsions, Foams, and Thin Films

Emulsions, Foams, and Thin Films

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/05/2000

This volume presents the acomplishments of over 85 internationlly renowned scientists whose work was influenced by Professor Wasan's groundbreaking research on interfacial phenomena at The Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

Metallized Plastic Fundamentals and Applications

Metallized Plastic Fundamentals and Applications

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/1997

Integrates the latest findings on metallized plastics and their far-reaching applications by more than 80 recognized experts from North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Addresses both basic and applied aspects of the subject.

Plasma Surface Modification of Polymers: Relevance to Adhesion

Plasma Surface Modification of Polymers: Relevance to Adhesion

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/1994

This book is a collection of invited papers (previously published in special issues of the Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology) written by internationally recognized researchers actively working in the field of plasma surface modification. It provides a current, comprehensive overview of the plasma treatment of polymers. In contrast to plasma polymerization, plasma surface modification reactions do not cause thin-film deposition, and can therefore only modify the surface properties of organic substrates. Plasma surface modifications are fast, efficient methods for improving the adhesion properties and other surface characteristics of a variety of polymeric materials. The focus of this volume is on adhesion phenomena, surface properties and the surface characterization of plasma-treated materials. This book opens with a critical review of the plasma surface modification of polymers for improved adhesion. The remainder of the papers are divided into two sections, one dealing with the characterization of plasma-treated surfaces and the second concerned with various practical applications of plasma-treated surfaces

Particles in Gases and Liquids 3 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 3 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/1993

This book documents the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Jose, California, July 29-August 2, 1991. This series of symposia was initiated in 1987 in light of the growing importance to eliminate particles from process gases and liquids. As pointed out in the Preface to antecedent volumes in this series that particles in process gases and liquids could cause significant yield losses in precision manufacturing and concomitantly there has been heightened interest in understanding the behavior of particles in gases and liquids and devising ways to eliminate, or at least reduce substantially, these particles. The concern about particles in gases and liquids has been there for qui.te some time in the microelectronics arena, but there are other areas also where particles are of significant concern, e.g. in operation theatres in hospitals, food and beverage industry, and pharmaceutical manufacturing. This symposium basically had the same objectives as its predecessors, but to provide an update on the R&D activity taking place in the arena of particle detection, characterization and control. The printed program comprised a total of 28 papers dealing with variegated aspects of particles in gases and liquids. There were brisk and lively discussions and the attendees offered many positive comments, which goes to show that it was a well-received and needed symposium.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 11

Surfactants in Solution Volume 11

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/1992

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in Gainesville, FL, June 10-15, 1990. This series of symposia have been smoothly running since 1976, but the appellation Surfactants in Solution was used for the first time in 1982 in Lund. Since then our logo SIS has become very familiar to everyone involved in surfactants. In Lund the meeting was billed as the Fourth International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution. Earlier three events were held under different rubrics, but proceedings of all these symposia, except the 7th SIS held in Ottawa in 1988, have been properly documented. As a matter of fact so far 10 volumes have appeared under the title Surfactants in Solution . 1,2,3 The program for the 9th SIS was very comprehensive and many ramifications of surfactants were covered, and it was a veritable international event. It contained a total of 384 papers by 869 authors from practically every corner of our planet. Just the sheer number of papers is a testimonial to the high tempo of research and tremendous interest in this wonderful class of materials. As in the past, there were plenary lectures (5), invited talks (37), oral presentations (195) and poster presentations (147). The plenary lectures were given by Prof. J. Th. G. Overbeek, Prof. C. A. Bunton, Prof. H. Ti Tien and Dr. J. Swalen. The lecture by Prof. Overbeek, the doyen of surface and colloid science, was a real treat.

Metallized Plastics 2 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Metallized Plastics 2 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/1992

This volume documents the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects held under the aegis of the Dielectric Science and Technology Division of the Electrochemical Society in Montreal, Canada, May 7-10, 1990. The first symposium on this topic was held in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988 and the proceedings of l which have been chronicled in a hard-bound volume l As pointed out in the Preface to the proceedings of the first symposium the metallized plastics find scores of applications ranging from very mundane to very sophisticated. Even a cursory look at the literature will convince that this field has sprouted; and there is every reason to believe that with all the research and development activities taking place, new and exciting applications of metallized plastics will emerge. The program for the second symposium was very comprehensive as it included 46 papers covering many aspects of metallized plastics. This symposium was a testimonial to the brisk research activity and keen interest in the topic of metallized plastics. The success of this symposium reinforced our earlier belief that there was a definite need to hold symposia on this topic on a regular basis. Concomitantly, the third symposium in this vein was held in Phoenix, Arizona, October 13-18, 1991 and the fourth is planned for May 16-21, 1993 in Honolulu, Hawaii. As regards the present volume, it contains a total of 35 papers covering a variety of topics ranging from very fundamental to very applied.

Particles on Surfaces 3 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Particles on Surfaces 3 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1992

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Third Symposium on Particles on Surfaces : Detection, Adhesion and Removal held as a part of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Diego , California, August 21 - 25 , 1990 . The first two symposia i n t h i s series were held in 1986 and 1988 , respectively, and have been properly l documented ,2. Li ke its antecedent s the Third symposium was very well received, and the continuing success of these symposia reinforced our earlier belief that regular symposia on the topic of particles on surfaces were very much needed. Concomitantly, the fourth symposium in this series is planned in Las Vegas , July 13-17 , 199 2 . l As pointed out in the Preface to the earlier two volumes ,2, the topic of particles on surfaces is of tremendous interest and concern in a wide spectrum of technological areas . The objectives of the Third symposium were es s ent i a l ly the same as those of the earlier two and our intent her e was to provide an update on the research and development activities in the world of particles on surfaces . Apropos , there has been a deliberate attempt every time to s eek out new people to present their research results and we have been very succes s f ul in this mission.

Particles in Gases and Liquids 2 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 2 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/1991

This book chronicles the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 20th Annual Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 21-25, 1989. As this second symposium was as successful as the prior one, so we have decided to hold symposia on this topic on a regular (biennial) basis and the third symposium in this series is scheduled to be held at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in San Jose, California, July 29-August 2, 1991. l As pointed out in the Preface to the prior volume in this series that recently there has been tremendous concern about yield losses due to unwanted particles, and these unwelcome particles can originate from a legion of sources, including process gases and liquids. Also all signals indicate that in the future manufacture of sophisticated and sensitive microelectronic components (with shrinking dimensions) and other precision parts, the need for detection, characterization, analysis and control of smaller and smaller particles will be more intensified.

Polymers in Information Storage Technology

Polymers in Information Storage Technology

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1990

This volume documents the proceedings of the Symposium on Polymers in Information Storage Technology held as a part of the American Chemical Society meeting in Los Angeles, September 25-30, 1988. It should be recorded here that this symposium was cosponsored by the Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering, and the Division of Polymer Chemistry. Polymers are used for a variety of purposes in both optical and magnetic information storage technologies. For example, polymers find applications as substrate, for storing information directly, as protective coating, as lubricant, and as binder in magnetic media. In the last few years there has been a high tempo of research activity dealing with the many ramifications of polymers in the exciting arena of information storage. Concomitantly, we decided to organize this symposium and I believe this was the premier event on this topic. This symposium was conceived and organized with the following objectives in mind: (1) to bring together those actively involved (polymer chemists, polymer physicists, photochemists, surface and colloid chemists, tribo10gists and so on) in the various facets of this topic; (2) to provide a forum for discussion of latest R&D activity in this technology; (3) to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas; and (4) to identify and highlight areas, within the broad purview of this topic, which needed intensified or accelerated R&D efforts.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 10

Surfactants in Solution Volume 10

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/1990

This and its companion volumes 7,8, and 9 document the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in New Delhi, India, August 18-22, 1986 under the joint auspices of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. As this symposium was a landmark -- it represented the tenth anniversary of this series of symposia -- so it is very apropos to reflect on how these symposia have evolved to their present size and status. The pedigree of this series of symposia goes back to 1976 when the premier symposium in this series was held. Actually in 1976 it was a modest start and it was not possible at that time to gaze at the crystal ball and predict what would be the state of affairs in 1986. For historical purposes, it should be recorded here that the first symposium was held in Albany, NY, under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions ; the second symposium was christened Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and was held in Knoxville, TN, in 1978; the venue for the third symposium in 1980 was Potsdam, NY, and it was dubbed International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects.

Metallized Plastics 1 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Metallized Plastics 1 Fundamental and Applied Aspects

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/1990

This volume chronicles the proceedings of the Symposium on Metallized Plastics: Fundamental and Applied Aspects held under the auspices of the Dielectrics and Insulation Division of the Electrochemical Society in Chicago, October 10-12, 1988. This was the premier symposium on this topic and if the comments from the attendees are any barometer of the success of a symposium then it was a grand success. Concomitantly, it has been decided to hold it on a regular basis (at intervals of 18 months) and the second event in this series is planned as a part of the Electrochemical Society meeting in Montreal, Canada, May 6-10, 1990. Metallized plastics find a legion of applications ranging from mundane to very sophisticated. A complete catalog of the various technological applications of metallized plastics will be prohibitively long, so here some eclectic examples should suffice to show why there is such high tempo of R&D activity in the arena of metallized plastics, and all signals indicate that this high tempo will continue unabated. For example, polymeric films are metallized for packaging (food and other products) purposes, and the applications of metallized plastics in the automotive industry are quite obvious. In the field of microelectronics and computer technology, insulators are metallized for interconnection and other functional purposes. Also plastics are metallized to provide electromagnetic shielding.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 7

Surfactants in Solution Volume 7

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1990

This and its companion volumes 8,9, and 10 document the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in New Delhi, India, August 18-22, 1986 under the joint auspices of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. As this symposium was a landmark -- it represented the tenth anniversary of this series of symposia -- so it is very apropos to reflect on how these symposia have evolved to their present size and status. The pedigree of this series of symposia goes back to 1976 when the premier symposium in this series was held. Actually in 1976 it was a modest start and it was not possible at that time to gaze at the crystal ball and predict what would be the state of affairs in 1986. For historical purposes, it should be recorded here that the first symposium was held in Albany, NY, under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions ; the second symposium was christened Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and was held in Knoxville, TN, in 1978; the venue for the third symposium in 1980 was Potsdam, NY, and it was dubbed International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 8

Surfactants in Solution Volume 8

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1990

See preceding entry. Volume 8 contains 36 chapters, some of which continue v.7's treatment of aggregation of surfactants and the structure, dynamics, and characterization of micelles; others study biological amphiphiles. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Surfactants in Solution Volume 9

Surfactants in Solution Volume 9

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1990

This and its companion volumes 7,8, and 10 document the proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS) held in New Delhi, India, August 18-22, 1986 under the joint auspices of the Indian Society for Surface Science and Technology, and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. As this symposium was a landmark -- it represented the tenth anniversary of this series of symposia -- so it is very apropos to reflect on how these symposia have evolved to their present size and status. The pedigree of this series of symposia goes back to 1976 when the premier symposium in this series was held. Actually in 1976 it was a modest start and it was not possible at that time to gaze at the crystal ball and predict what would be the state of affairs in 1986. For historical purposes, it should be recorded here that the first symposium was held in Albany, NY, under the title Micellization, Solubilization and Microemulsions ; the second symposium was christened Solution Chemistry of Surfactants and was held in Knoxville, TN, in 1978; the venue for the third symposium in 1980 was Potsdam, NY, and it was dubbed International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects.

Particles on Surfaces 2 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Particles on Surfaces 2 Detection, Adhesion, and Removal

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/1990

This volume documents the proceedings of the Second Symposium on Particles on Surfaces: Detection, Adhesion and Removal held as part of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Fine Particle Society in Santa Clara, California, July 20-25, 1988. The premier symposium on this topic was l organized in 1986 and has been properly chronicled . Based on the success of these two events and the high interest evinced by the technical community, we plan to regularly hold symposia on this topic on a biennial basis and the next one is slated for August 20-24, 1990 in San Diego, California. l As pointed out in the Preface to the first volume , the topic of particles on surfaces is of paramount importance in legion of technological areas. Particularly in the semiconductor device fabrication area, all signals indicate that the understanding of the behavior of particles on surfaces and their removal will attain heightened importance in the times to come. As the device dimensions are shrinking at an accelerated pace, so the benign particles of today will become the killer defects in the not too distant future. The tempo of research and development activity in the field of particles on surfaces is very high, and better and novel ways are continuously being devised to remove smaller and smaller particles.

Particles in Gases and Liquids 1 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Particles in Gases and Liquids 1 Detection, Characterization, and Control

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/1989

This book documents the proceedings of the Symposium on Particles in Fluids: Detection, Characterization and Control held as a part of the 18th Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 3-7, 1987. This was the Premier symposium on this topic and the response was so good that we have decided to organize it on a biennial basis and the second symposium will be held under the rubric Particles in Gases and Liquids: Detection, Characterization and Control at the 20th Fine Particle Society meeting in Boston, August 22-26, 1989. In the modern manufacture of sophisticated and sensitive microelectronic components and other precision parts, there has been a great deal of concern about yield losses due to micrometer- and submicrometer-sized particles. These particles can originate from a number of sources including fluids, i. e. , gases and liquids used in the manufacturing process. So the detection, characterization and control or removal of these undesirable particles is of cardinal importance and this symposium was conceived and o~ganized with this in mind. The purposes of this symposium were to bring together those actively involved in all aspects of particles in fluids, to provide a forum for discussion of the latest techniques for the detection, characterization and control of particles, and to highlight areas which needed intensified R&D efforts. The printed program contained a total of 46 papers and a variety of topics dealing with various ramifications of particles in fluids were presented.

Polyimides Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Volume 1

Polyimides Synthesis, Characterization, and Applications. Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/10/1984

This and its companion Volume 2 chronicle the proceedings of the First Technical Conference on Polyimides: Synthesis, Char- acterization and Applications held under the auspices of the Mid- Hudson Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers at Ellenville, New York, November 10-12, 1982. In the last decade or so there has been an accelerated interest in the use of polyimides for a variety of applications in a number of widely differing technologies. The applications of polyimides range from aerospace to microelectronics to medical field, and this is attributed to the fact that polyimides offer certain desirable traits, inter alia, high temperature stability. Polyimides are used as organic insulators, as adhesives, as coat- ings, in composites, just to name a few of their uses. Even a casual search of the literature will underscore the importance of this class of materials and the high tempo of R&D activity taking place in the area of polyimides. So it was deemed that a conference on polyimides was both timely and needed. This conference was designed to provide a forum for discussion of various ramifications of polyimides, to bring together scientists and technologists interested in all aspects of polyimides and thus to provide an opportunity for cross-pollination of ideas, and to highlight areas which needed further and intensi- fied R&D efforts. If the comments from the attendees are a baro- meter of the success of a conference, then this event was highly successful and fulfilled amply its stated objectives.

Surfactants in Solution

Surfactants in Solution

Author: K. L. Mittal, Bjeorn Lindman, Pierre Bothorel Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1984

Surfactants in Solution

Surfactants in Solution

Author: K. L. Mittal, Bjeorn Lindman, Pierre Bothorel Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/1984

This and its companion Volumes 2 and 3 document the proceed- ings of the 4th International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution held in Lund, Sweden, June 27-July 2, 1982. This biennial event was christened as the 4th Symposium as this was a continuation of ear- li er conferences dealing with surfactants held in 1976 (Albany) under the title Micellization, Solubilization, and Microemulsions ; in 1978 (Knoxville) under the title Solution Chemistry of Surfac- tants ; and in 1980 (Potsdam) where it was dubbed as Solution Be- bavior of Surfactants: Theoretical and Applied Aspects:' The Pl02 3 ceedings of all these symposia have been properly chronicled. ' , The Lund Symposium was bi lIed as Surfactants in Solution as both the aggregation and adsorption aspects of surfactants were covered, and furthermore we were interested in a general title which could be used for future conferences in this series. As these biennial events bave become a weIl recognized forum for bringing together researchers with varied interests in the arena of surfactants, so it is amply vindicated to continue these, and the next meeting is planned for July 9-13, 1984 in Bordeaux, France under the cochair- manship of K. L. Mittal and P. Bothorel. The venue for 1986 is still open, although India, inter alia, is a good possibility. Apropos, we would be delighted to entertain suggestions regarding where and when these biennial symposia should be held in the future and you may direct your response to Kk~.

Surfactants in Solution

Surfactants in Solution

Author: K. L. Mittal, Bjeorn Lindman, Pierre Bothorel Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/04/1984

Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces

Physicochemical Aspects of Polymer Surfaces

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/1983

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 1

Solution Behavior of Surfactants Theoretical and Applied Aspects Volume 1

Author: K. L. Mittal Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/09/1982

This and its companion Volume 2 comprise the proceedings of the International Symposium on Solution Behavior of Surfactants - Theoretical and Applied Aspects organized under the auspices of the 11th Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Soci- ety held in Potsdam, N. Y. , June 30-July 3, 1980. This Symposium re- presented the third event in the series of symposia dealing with the topic of surfactants in solution. The first Symposium was held in Albany, N. Y. , in 1976 under the title Micellization, Solubili- zation and Microemulsions , 1 the proceedings of which have been doc- umented in a two-volume set * The second was held under the title ~olution Chemistry of Surfactants in 1978 in Knoxville, TN, an~ the proceedings of this event have also been properly chronicled * Apropos, the fourth biennial Symposium in, this series is entitled International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (K. L. Mittal and B. Lindman, Cochairmen) and is scheduled to be held from June 27 to July 2, 1982 in Lund, Sweden. Since these biennial events have been very successful and important in bringing researchers with varied interests together and in stimulating interdisciplinary communication, so the plans are to continue these on a regular basis with a change in venue for each meeting.