Emmerich Wilhelm (Editor), Trevor M Letcher (Editor)
The book contains the very latest information on all aspects of heat capacities related to liquids and vapours, either pure or mixed. The chapters, all written by knowledgeable experts in their respective fields, cover theory, experimental methods, and techniques (including speed of sound, photothermal techniques, brillouin scattering, scanning transitiometry, high resolution adiabatic scanning calorimetry), results on solutions, liquids, vapours, mixtures, electrolytes, critical regions, proteins, liquid crystals, polymers, reactions, effects of high pressure and phase changes. Experimental methods for the determination of heat capacities as well as theoretical aspects, including data correlation and prediction, are dealt with in detail. Of special importance are the contributions concerning heat capacities of dilute solutions, ultrasonics and hypersonics, critical behaviour and the influence of high pressure. This new book covers the wide range of topics in the field of heat capacities and vapours and as such is a key point of reference for undergraduates and graduates alike as well as researchers, academics and anyone working in the field or related areas.
Professor Emmerich Wilhelm is Vice-Head and Head of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Wien, Vienna, Austria. Prior to that, he was Visiting Professor at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA, the UniversitÚ Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France and the University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria. For many years, Professor Wilhelm was a member of the Editorial Boards of Solubility Data Series (IUPAC), Fluid Phase Equilibria, Materials Chemistry and Physics, International DATA Series A, Thermochimica Acta and an Associate Member, and/or National Representative, and/or Member of the IUPAC Commission I.2: Thermodynamics and the IUPAC Commission V.8: Solubility Data (Gas Solubilities). He was also a Member of the Board of Directors of the European Society of Applied Physical Chemistry, US Calorimetry Conference and the International Council on Materials Education. Professor Wilhelm has published over 160 papers in peer reviewed journals in the areas of thermodynamics, physical chemistry of solutions, was Co-Organizer of 20 international scientific conferences and has given more than 110 Plenary/Keynote/Invited Lectures. He has been the recipient of the Felix-Kuschenitz Award (Thermophysics), Austrian Academy of Science, the Huffman Award, Calorimetry Conference, USA and the Doctor Honoris Causa, UniversitÚ Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France.