Chapter 7. Surface Phenomena

  1. Tom A. Waigh

Published Online: 16 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch7

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists

How to Cite

Waigh, T. A. (2007) Surface Phenomena, in Applied Biophysics: A Molecular Approach for Physical Scientists, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470513156.ch7

Author Information

  1. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470017173

Online ISBN: 9780470513156

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Keywords:

  • surface tension;
  • cytoskeletal components;
  • homophilic, heterophilic and extracellular proteins;
  • atomic force microscopy (AFM);
  • Micromanipulation techniques;
  • liquid–liquid–gas interfaces;
  • wetting transition;
  • Wilhemy plate method;
  • hydrodynamic lubrication and boundary lubrication;
  • Anisotropic frictional behaviour

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Surface Tension

  • Adhesion

  • Wetting

  • Capillarity

  • Experimental Techniques

  • Friction

  • Other Surface Phenomena

  • Further Reading

  • Tutorial Question