On the necessity of modifying the DLVO theory (in equlibrium systems)
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Poznan University of Technology
Emeritus professor of Institute of Catalysis and Surface Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences, Kraków
Publication date: 2005-01-01
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2005;39(1):11-20
Almost half of a century has past since the time when I (AP) had the opportunity to meet personally three persons of the authors of the DLVO theory, on one of the first international Surface Activity Congresses. Not so long ago I have paper napkins on which, during one of the banquettes, the fathers of the DLVO theory drew the equipment for removal of disorderly lecturers and for punishment them for the "quality" of their presentations. Among the others, we planned to stick pins in... the bottom of professor Ekwall, for his work on bile acids. Derjaguin referred its initial studies on the process of the contact between gaseous bubbles in solutions, and he explained the basic difference between the statically stable systems and the dynamics of unstable foams and free films. By the analogy with the surface pressure in monolayers he defined the equilibrium pressure in free films.
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