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Title: Nanoparticles at liquid interfaces
Author: Lees, Timothy J. G.
Awarding Body: University of Hull
Current Institution: University of Hull
Date of Award: 2008
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This thesis is concerned with the study of two phase systems stabilised by nanometre sized solid particles. The understanding of how modifying these particles at the oil(air)-water interface can change the properties of the bulk systems they stabilise is important for a number of industrial applications including agrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food technology, paints, paper processing and oil recovery. Each section of this work investigates a different solid-stabilised system. For each of these systems a novel way to change the properties of the system through modification of the particle behaviour at the fluid interface is identified, or a behaviour which is unique to solid-stabilised systems is investigated.
Supervisor: Binks, Bernard P. ; Clint, John H. ; Fletcher, Paul D. I. ; Taylor, P. Sponsor: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) ; Syngenta (Bracknell)
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Chemistry