Special Issue "Selected Papers from 23rd International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution (SIS2020)"

A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Emil Chibowski
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland)
Interests: physical chemistry; surface characterization; thin films; adsorption surfactants; surface science; nanomaterials; material characterization; materials; polymers
Dr. Konrad Terpiłowski
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Guest Editor
Faculty of Chemistry, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin (Poland)
Interests: surface tension; surface modification; particle size analysis; surface coating; thin films and nanotechnology; physical chemistry; material characterization; surface science; adsorption; mpolymerization

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagus,

The Surfactants in Solution conference series was initiated in 1976 when it was first held in Albany, New York, under the chairmanship of Dr. Kash Mittal. The 23rd International Symposium on Surfactants in Solution will be held at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin (Poland) from June 26 to July 01, 2020 where Dr. Kash Mittal will be the general chairman again. During the past 44 years, the title “Surfactants in Solution” has been retained for this series of conferences. However, the topic range has widened considerably over the years. A particular feature of the Surfactants in Solution (SIS) conferences has been the coverage of both fundamental and applied research, providing a great opportunity and platform for the scientists carrying out industrial research as well as development (R&D) organizations to meet people working on the basic aspects of surfactants and interface science.

We are honored to serve as Guest Editors of this Special Issue to be published in Coatings that will contain papers submitted and accepted at SIS2020 on the widest range of issues related to surfactants in solution. Its main scope is to provide a timely and broad collection of the most innovative topics discussed during the conference. All areas of surfactants in solution are of interest, including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  1. Thermodynamics, modeling, simulation, and theory of surfactant-based systems.
  2. Surfactants adsorption at interfaces and pseudo-phase formation.
  3. Mixed surfactant systems, surfactants in separation processes.
  4. Kinetics of surfactant-based systems.
  5. Bioderived, bioinspired, and gemini surfactants, sustainability in surfactants.
  6. Polymeric and polymerizable surfactants.
  7. Surfactants in applications:
         a. Surfactants in pharmaceutical, medicinal, and life sciences
         b. Surfactants in cosmetics and cleaning agents
         c. Surfactants in nano- and microtechnology
         d. Surfactants in energy production and environment
         e. Micellar catalysis
  8. Surfactants wetting, spreading, and capillary phenomena.
  9. Monolayers and Langmuir–Blodgett films.
  10. Surfactants – experimental methods, techniques, and approaches.
  11. General/other topics.
  12. Young Scientists' Forum.
  13. Surfactants in tribology.
  14. Adsorption layer dynamics at liquid interfaces.

To find out more, visit the conference website: https://sis2020.umcs.eu/

Prof. Dr. Emil Chibowski
Dr. Konrad Terpiłowski
Guest Editors

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