Topics in Particle and Dispersion Science (TPDSci) is a continually updated online monograph (ISBN 0-9780628-0-9) providing a comprehensive review of interdisciplinary topics in the particle, and particle dispersion science and technology, with the emphasis on the most recent developments. These topics include:
- ‣ interaction of light with (optics of) small particles and their dispersions (turbid media), such as light scattering and radiative transfer
- ‣ interactions between the particles and processes in dispersions (including natural aerosols and hydrosols), such as aggregation and sedimentation
- ‣ detection, tracking, trapping, manipulation, and characterization of particles
- ‣ characterization of particle dispersions.
Here, the term "particles" includes biological particles (such as cells and viruses) and nanoparticles. This makes TPDSci relevant for biological science and biotechnology, as well as for nanoscience and nanotechnology.
The fully-searchable TPDSci is also extensively cross-referenced and can be accessed via several convenient threads:
- ‣ Basics - a collection of tutorial notes and problems for classroom use
- ‣ Survey - a "very brief abstract" (VBA)-based survey of the recent literature
- ‣ Index - an expert-generated alphabetically-ordered hierarchical list of concepts linked to topics and references
- ‣ References - a list of relevant publications in over 450 journals. Key conclusions of many of these publications are reported in concise VBAs. Majority of the citations are linked to Internet-based document sources (many documents are freely available).
- ‣ Author/expert contact info - the References section contains, where possible, web-based contact info for authors of publications cited or indexed in TPDSci, experts in their respective fields
- ‣ Dictionary - definitions, abbreviations, and acronyms used in this publication.
Learn about this novel monograph concept from a paper, which was published in proceedings of the 2010 SPIE conference in Orlando, Florida, USA (Depa J et al 2010), and consider contributing to TPDSci project yourself.