Long-range hydrophobic interactions and ion co-ion and counterion adsorption specificity in interactions and in self-assembly have posed a real puzzle for theories of colloid science. Also, a role for dissolved gas has hardly been considered. A variety of observations apparently in conflict with established theories are discussed and analyzed. These point to defects in the present theoretical framework and to ways in which a reconciliation can be achieved.
|Number of pages
|Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
|Published - 1997 May 15
- Specific ion absorption