Special Issue "Surface Forces and Thin Liquid Films"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Thin liquid films are present everywhere, from our soap bubbles to our beer head. The properties of thin liquid films fascinated scientists like Newton and Hooke, and still fascinate us today. Since the advent of the Derjaguin, Landau, Vervey and Overbeek (DLVO) theory of colloidal forces, we know that thin liquid films play a decisive role in the understanding of many kinds of disperse systems. Now, novel experimental techniques developed for materials science can be applied to gain access to hidden aspects of these systems. Additionally, powerful computer simulation techniques can be applied to relate the observed behavior to molecular details. The deep origin of the surface forces can be better accessed than ever before. All these powerful techniques, from Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to molecular dynamics, are changing our view of liquids thin films and the surface forces that govern their stability. In addition, they are dramatically increasing our ability to control, predict and design the properties of liquid thin films, with a deep impact in their industrial applications.
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- Stability of Thin Films
- Fundamental Aspects of Surface Forces and Disjoining Pressure
- Soap Films: Newton and Common Black Films
- Computer Simulation of Thin Liquid Films
- Microscopic Origin of Forces in Thin Liquid Films
- Dewetting and Capillary Phenomena
- Electrolytes and Stability of Thin Films
- Lipids and Thin Liquid Films