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Special Issue "Thin Liquid Films and Dispersed Systems–from Fundamentals to Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019.
Thin liquid films control the stability of foams, emulsions, and suspensions as their basic structural units. Flotation froths and other complex fluids used in the industry depend significantly on the wetting films between the particles and the bubbles/oil droplets. The rheological behavior of food colloids and blood stream depends on the stability of the thin liquid films between the soft particles. Therefore, this Special Issue aims at covering all the fundamental and industrial aspects related to thin liquid films, foams, emulsions, and complex fluids.
Specifically, the issue will cover works on:
- Surfaces forces in thin liquid films;
- Hydrodynamics of thin liquid films;
- Capillary phenomena in thin liquid films;
- Ion-specific effects in thin liquid films;
- Thin wetting films and wetting phenomena;
- Surfactant adsorption layers;
- Foam drainage and rheology of foams;
- “Smart” foams and emulsions;
- Industrial and medical applications of complex fluids based on thin liquid films.
Thus designed, the Special Issue aims at introducing the readers to the fundamentals of the thin liquid films, foams, and emulsions and their industrial applications.
Dr. Stoyan Karakashev
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. Coatings 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 1600 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.
- Thin liquid films
- Foams and emulsions
- Surface phenomena
- Surface Forces
- Wetting phenomena
- Flotation of mineral particles
- Industrial applications of foams and emulsions