Interfacial thermodynamics

In thermodynamics, interfacial thermodynamics is the study of the application of thermodynamics to interfacial phenomena, addressing topics including interfacial energies, interfacial tension, adhesion, adsorption, and particle-particle interaction and about relations between them. [1] The 1991 work of Dutch physical chemist Johannes Lyklema is said to give a good introduction to the thermodynamics of interfaces. [2]

References
1. Lyklema, Johannes. (2000). “Interfacial Thermodynamics: with Special Reference to Biological Systems”, in: Physical Chemistry of Biological Interfaces (ch. 1, pgs. 1-48), by Adam Baszkin and Willem Norde. CRC Press.
2. Lyklema, Johannes. (1991). Fundamentals of Interface and Colloid Science I: Fundamentals (ch. 2: Thermodynamic Foundations of Interface and Colloid Science). Academic Press.

Further reading
● Butt, Hans-Jurgen, Graf, Karlheinz, and Kappl, Michael. (2006). Physics and Chemistry of Interfaces (ch. 3: Thermodynamics of Interfaces, pgs. 26-41; 4.4: Gibbs free energy of the electric double layer, pg. 54; 8.4: Thermodynamics of solid surfaces, pgs. 153-58; 12.2.3: Thermodynamics of micellization, pg. 253). Wiley-VCH.

External links
Interfacial thermodynamics (by W. Craig Carter, 2002) – Pruffle.MIT.edu.
Interfacial thermodynamics – Eng.Yale.edu.

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