Specific Ion Effects

Specific Ion Effects

eBook - 2010
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Specific ion effects are important in numerous fields of science and technology. They have been discussed for over 100 years, ever since the pioneering work done by Franz Hofmeister and his group in Prague. Over the last decades, hundreds of examples have been published and periodically explanations have been proposed. However, it is only recently that a profound understanding of the basic effects and their reasons could be achieved. Today, we are not far from a general explanation of specific ion effects. This book summarizes the main new ideas that have come up in the last ten years. In this book, the efforts of theoreticians are substantially supported by the experimental results stemming from new and exciting techniques. Both the new theoretical concepts and the experimental landmarks are collected and critically discussed by eminent scientists and well-known specialists in this field. Beyond the rigorous explanations, guidelines are given to non-specialists in order to help them understand the general rules governing specific ion effects in chemistry, biology, physics and engineering. Sample Chapter(s). Foreword (36 KB). Chapter 1: An Attempt of a General Overview (1,279 KB). Contents: Examples, Ion Properties and Concepts: An Attempt of a General Overview (W Kunz & R Neueder); Phospholipid Aggregates as Model Systems to Understand Ion-Specific Effects: Experiments and Models (E Leontidis); Modelling Specific Ion Effects in Engineering Science (C Held & G Sadowski); Promising Experimental Techniques: Linear and Non-linear Optical Techniques to Probe Ion Profiles at the AirOCoWater Interface (H Motschmann & P Koelsch); X-Ray Studies of Ion Specific Effects (P Viswanath et al.); The Determination of Specific Ion Structure by Neutron Scattering and Computer Simulation (G W Neilson et al.); Specific Ion Effects at the AirOCoWater Interface: Experimental Studies (V S J Craig & C L Henry); Newest Results from Theory and Simulation: Ion Binding to Biomolecules (M Lund et al.); Ion-Specificity: From Solvation Thermodynamics to Molecular Simulations and Back (J Dzubiella et al.); HNC Calculations of Specific Ion Effects (L Belloni & I Chikina); Modifying the PoissonOCoBoltzmann Approach to Model Specific Ion Effects (M BostrAm et al.); Summary and Conclusions: An Attempt of a Summary (W Kunz & G J T Tiddy). Readership: Graduate students and researchers in physical chemistry, biological chemistry and chemical engineering; colloidal scientists."
Publisher: Singapore ; Hackensack, N.J. : World Scientific, c2010.
ISBN: 9789814271585
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxi, 325 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Additional Contributors: Kunz, Werner 1960-
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