Topics in Particle and Dispersion Science
What is TPDSci
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:
- ‣ Literature survey - a survey of the recent publications on particles and dispersions in representative journals. Key conclusions of these publications are reported in extensively edited "very brief abstracts" (VBA) and indexed. Publications are reported as they come to the attention of the editor.
- ‣ Topics - a table of contents of the collection of topical notes and problems for classroom use.
- ‣ Index - an expert-generated alphabetically-ordered hierarchical list of keywords linked to specific topical notes and references
- ‣ References - a list of relevant publications in over 450 journals. Many of these journals are systematically monitored for the literature survey. Majority of about 3900 citations are linked to Internet-based document sources (many documents are freely available), and contain periodically-verified links to the authors' webpages with contact info.
- ‣ 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.
TPDSci invites brief original contributions and contributions that review and comment on publications within the scope of TPDSci. Almost half of "very brief abstracts" (VBA) published in TPDSci are authored by our readers. There is a growing group of TPDSci topical editors and reviewers. We encourage all our expert readers to participate in the project.