Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 16th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (IACIS 2018)"

A special issue of Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Reinhard Miller

Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, D-14424, Golm, Germany
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Interests: dynamics and mechanics of liquid interfaces; thermodynamics of adsorption of surfactants and proteins; interfacial interactions and 2D rheology; stability of foams and emulsions
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. To Ngai

Department of Chemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, China
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Interests: colloidal particle; interfacial science; polymer and soft materials
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mieke Kleijn

Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Colloid Science, Wageningen University, P.O. box 8038, 6700EK Wageningen, The Netherlands
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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ger Koper

Department of Chemical Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136, 2628 BL Delft, The Netherlands
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

IACIS 2018 is the 16th Conference of the International Association of Colloid and Interface Scientists (www.IACIS2018.org) and brings together scientists from academia, research institutes, and industry working in the field of colloids and interfaces. This field is strongly interdisciplinary, combining aspects of physics, chemistry, mathematics and biology. Colloidal systems are nowadays also referred to as “soft matter,” indicating that their structure and dynamics are governed by physical interactions, which are generally weak. The continued development of statistical thermodynamics, advances in theories of liquids and phase transitions, together with computer modelling and simulations have created a powerful conceptual framework. In the last few decades, the field has become more and more integrated with applied sciences, such as food, environmental, and biomedical sciences. The conference provides a podium for presenting scientific posters and oral contributions addressing all these aspects.

Participants of IACIS2018 are cordially invited to contribute original research papers to this Special Issue of Colloids and Interfaces.

Dr. Reinhard Miller
Prof. Dr. To Ngai
Prof. Dr. Mieke Kleijn
Prof. Dr. Ger Koper
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • Surface forces and thin liquid films
  • Foams and emulsions
  • Surfactants and self-assembly
  • Colloidal dispersions
  • Polymers and gels
  • Catalysis and surface reactions
  • Wetting and interfacial rheology
  • Interfacial electric phenomena
  • Biologically inspired systems
  • Biomembranes and lipid bilayers
  • Applications food, medicine, environmental technology and energy

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Research

Open AccessArticle Measurements of Dynamic Contributions to Coherent Neutron Scattering
Colloids Interfaces 2018, 2(3), 31; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids2030031
Received: 13 July 2018 / Revised: 3 August 2018 / Accepted: 3 August 2018 / Published: 7 August 2018
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In this manuscript, we are investigating the contribution of dynamic membrane properties of phospholipid membranes to coherent scattering signals under grazing incidence. Spectroscopic measurements under grazing incidence can provide useful insight into the properties of biological membranes; however, they are often impeded by
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In this manuscript, we are investigating the contribution of dynamic membrane properties of phospholipid membranes to coherent scattering signals under grazing incidence. Spectroscopic measurements under grazing incidence can provide useful insight into the properties of biological membranes; however, they are often impeded by weak signals. By using grazing-incidence small-angle neutron scattering (GISANS) to identify a dynamic scattering contribution, we are able to independently corroborate the existence of a previously found dynamic mode, now measured by grazing-incidence neutron spin echo spectroscopy (GINSES). Additionally, by increasing the speed of measurement compared to GINSES from several days to hours, we were able to explore the temperature behavior of this mode in phospholipid membranes. These dynamic modes of the membranes show a wavelength of around 700 Å in-plane of the membrane and are most pronounced around 37 C and strongly decrease at lower temperatures below 25 C before vanishing at 20 C. We therefore speculate that they may be linked to biologically relevant functions of the membranes themselves. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an investigation of that membrane mode by means of GISANS. Full article
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Open AccessArticle Direct Determination of the Distribution Coefficient of Tridecyl Dimethyl Phosphine Oxide between Water and Hexane
Colloids Interfaces 2018, 2(3), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/colloids2030028
Received: 8 June 2018 / Revised: 4 July 2018 / Accepted: 11 July 2018 / Published: 15 July 2018
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Drop profile analysis tensiometry is applied to determine the distribution coefficient of a nonionic surfactant for a water/hexane system. The basic idea is to measure the interfacial tension isotherm in two configurations: a hexane drop immersed in the surfactant aqueous solutions at different
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Drop profile analysis tensiometry is applied to determine the distribution coefficient of a nonionic surfactant for a water/hexane system. The basic idea is to measure the interfacial tension isotherm in two configurations: a hexane drop immersed in the surfactant aqueous solutions at different bulk concentrations, and a water drop immersed into a hexane solution of the same surfactant. Both types of experiments lead to an isotherm for the equilibrium interfacial tensions with the same slope but with a concentration shift between them. This shift refers exactly to the value of the distribution coefficient. Full article
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