Electrokinetics after Smoluchowski

J. Lyklema

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Scientific achievements of Smoluchowski in the domain of electrokinetics and related fields are discussed in a historical context. Themes include theory and experiments in electro-osmosis, streaming currents and potentials, electrophoresis, surface conduction, the interpretation of electrokinetic potentials and double layer formation. We discuss the state of the art when Smoluchowski was active and make a comparison with present day insights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
JournalColloids and Surfaces. A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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