© 1980

Aerosol Microphysics I

Particle Interaction

  • William H. Marlow

Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. J. R. Brock
    Pages 15-59
  3. P. J. McNulty, H. W. Chew, M. Kerker
    Pages 89-116
  4. W. H. Marlow
    Pages 117-156
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 157-162

About this book


The suggestion by Dr. Franklin S. Harris, Jr. , that these books be written arose pursuant to the editor's plaints that despite the implicitly or explicitly ack­ nowledged importance of both aerosols and particulate matter in innumerable domains of technology and human welfare, investigations of these subjects were generally not supported independently of the narrowest conceivable domains of their appli­ cations. Frank Harris, who has long been a contributor in one of the important domains of aerosol macrophysics, atmospheric optics, challenged the editor to elaborate his views. Ideally, they would have taken the form of a monograph; however, there is as yet an insufficient body of information to present a unified treatment. At the same time, substantial efforts are in progress in the component fields to hold the promise for the emergence of unifying elements which will even­ tually facilitate their presentation to be made with a high degree of integrity. There are numerous pertinent and systematic tie-ins between project-oriented aerosol work and basic physical investigations which are themselves quite closely akin to much classical and current work in physical science. The most significant aspect of these tie-ins is their potential for making substantial contributions to the functional needs of the applications areas while stimulating significant questions of basic physics. For this to be possible, it is necessary that the most relevant areas of physics be identified in such a manner as to make clear their re­ levance for aerosol-related studies and vice versa.


Absorption Sorption aerosol air pollution atmosphere chemical physics combustion fields health hygiene information kinetics optics pollution structure

Editors and affiliations

  • William H. Marlow
    • 1
  1. 1.Brookhaven National LaboratoryUptonUSA

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