Special Issue "Colloids and Colloidal Stability"
A special issue of Colloids and Interfaces (ISSN 2504-5377).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: colloid science; formulation; polymers in solution; smart polymers; gels and microgels
The objective of this Special Issue on Colloids and Colloidal Stability is to collect the latest understandings of the processes and mechanisms driving colloidal interactions. An adsorbed polymer layer can confer stabilization in colloidal dispersions; however, the delicate balance of the affinity of a polymer for the surface of the colloid relative to its affinity for the dispersion medium can readily be changed, which may lead to a shift from a disperse to a flocculated system. The roles of temperature, particle concentration, co-solutes, co-solvents, and pH are often important but are commonly overlooked in many industrial formulations. The role of free non-adsorbed polymer and/or surfactants in a system is to confer a desired viscosity profile; however, free polymer and surfactant can also contribute to depletion flocculation. Understanding the role of these processes in colloidal systems is critical to understanding the mechanics, behaviour, and performance of many commercial formulations. The main objective of this Special Issue is to provide a go-to edition of Colloids and Interfaces that will serve as a state-of-the-art reference for colloid scientists and formulators working in fields including pharmaceutical science, and are-chemicals, personal and domestic products.
Prof. Martin Snowden
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Colloid stability
- Depletion flocculation
- Steric stabilization
- Incipient flocculation