Professor Mark Schlossman
has published a new book with Cambridge University Press entitled Liquid Surfaces and Interfaces: Synchrotron X-ray Methods
together with Co-author Peter Pershan from Harvard University. The book is based on Professor Schlossman's many years of forefront research in this area while a faculty member at UIC. The book details the substantial progress in our understanding of molecular ordering at liquid interfaces that has been made possible with the availability of synchrotorn x-ray sources such as the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory, located just west of UIC in the Chicago area, and the National Synchrotron Light Source at Brookhaven National Laboratory. The book examines the surfaces of bulk liquids, thin wetting films and buried liquid-liquid interfaces. It discusses experiments on simple and complex fluids, including pure water and organic liquids, liquid crystals, liquid metals, electrified liquid-liquid interfaces and interfacial monolayers of amphiphiles, nanoparticles, polymers and biomolecules. This practical guide enables graduate students and researchers working in physics, chemistry, biology and materials science to understand and carry out experimental investigations into the basic physical and chemical properties of liquid surfaces and interfaces.