Surface charge characterization of solid-liquid interfaces using atomic force microscopy

Naveen Kumar

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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In this thesis, we investigate the charging behavior and ion adsorption at aolid-liquid interfaces. These phenomena play a crucial role in a wide range of fields, such as colloid science, self-assembly, wetting, electrochemistry, and molecular biology. The aim of this work is to understand the scientific challenges in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) processes. Surface charge properties of rock/clay surface plays an important role in understanding various fluid-rock/clay interactions in an oil reservoir. In this regard, we characterize the surface charge properties of rock/clay-water interface in various electrolyte solutions.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
  • Mugele, Frieder G., Supervisor
  • van den Ende, Dirk, Advisor
Award date9 Feb 2017
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-4296-8
Publication statusPublished - 9 Feb 2017


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