Vol. 3 No. 2 (2019)
Historical Articles

B. V. Derjaguin and J. Theo. G. Overbeek. Their Times, and Ours

Barry W. Ninham
Department of Applied Mathematics, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University, ACT 0200, Australia
Bio
Published September 29, 2019
Keywords
  • Derjaguin,
  • Overbeek,
  • DLVO,
  • colloid science,
  • polywater,
  • cold fusion
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How to Cite
Ninham, B. W. (2019). B. V. Derjaguin and J. Theo. G. Overbeek. Their Times, and Ours. Substantia, 3(2), 65-72. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-637

Abstract

This year is the 25th anniversary of Boris Vladimirovich Derjaguin’s death. The author was priviledged to know Derjaguin and Theo. Overbeek quite well. These two Giants of Colloid Science oversaw the evolution of the subject from a qualitative backwater to center stage in the now rapidly developing enabling discipline of modern physical chemistry. This is a personal account of events in their times.