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Special Issue "Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Physical Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Pavel Janda

Deputy Head of Department of Electrochemical Materials, J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Czech Academy of Sciences, Dolejskova 3, 182 23 Prague 8, Czech Republic
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Interests: solid–liquid interface; nanobubbles and nanofoams; interfacial forces and nanobubble-assisted nanostructuring; ultrathin polymer films; electrochemistry: charge storage and charge transfer mediators; nanoactuators-graphene nanoscrolls; instrumentation: AFM in liquids; electrochemical AFM and STM

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Introduction

The main purpose of this Special Issue is to gather top theoretical and experimental works on nanobubbles and nanodroplets and to provide a collection of the newest research achievements in this important field.

Nanobubbles and nanodroplets, i.e., “soft matter” nanostructures (nanophases), are mutual phase complements at the liquid-gas interface, manifesting both common and distinct properties. The appearance on interfaces predicts both nanobubbles’ and nanodroplets’ high importance for interfacial processes, including heterogeneous reaction kinetics, mass and charge transfer, interaction forces and surface rearrangement, adsorption equilibria and wetting phenomena. Dispersion in the bulk phase addresses issues of distribution, migration, aggregation, coalescence and others.

The nanoscale dimension and composition challenges the development of new imaging, tracing and analytical techniques operating in situ with high spatial and time resolutions.

The potential impact of nanobubbles and nanodroplets on various commercial fields employing heterogeneous catalysis, electrochemistry, photochemistry, coating processes, immersion lithography, separation processes, as well as on biomedicine and drug delivery, attracts steadily increasing interdisciplinary attention.

All researchers working in the field of nanobubbles, nanodroplets and their applications are cordially invited to contribute original research papers to this Special Issue of Molecules, which covers areas outlined in the scope.

The Scope

The Special Issue “Nanobubbles and Nanodroplets” is focused on (but not limited to) following topics of nanobubble and nanodroplet research:

Nanobubbles and nanodroplets in medical, biological and environmental sciences

Detection, imaging, manipulation and tracking methods

Physico-chemical and -mechanical properties of nanobubbles and nanodroplets

Nanobubble/nanodroplet formation, stability, composition, interactions

Nanobubbles on immersed solid surfaces (surface nanobubbles) and in the bulk of liquid

  •  Solitary nanobubbles, nanobubble assemblies, nanofoams

Nanodroplets on solid surfaces and in the bulk/immiscible liquids

  •  Micelles
  •  Dispersions
  •  Emulsions
  •  Aerosols  
  • ...   

Dr. Pavel Janda
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Molecules is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • surface nanobubble
  • bulk nanobubble
  • nanodroplet
  • wetting
  • nanofoam
  • in-situ imaging
  • AFM
  • micelle
  • emulsion
  • aerosol
  • contact angle
  • interfacial forces
  • solvent exchange
  • nanopatterning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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