Special Issue "Growth and Application of Foam-Based Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Optics and Photonics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
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Guest Editor
Physics Department, Yury Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov, Russian Federation
Interests: optics of random media; soft matter physics; foamy systems; nanophotonics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As a specific type of complex stochastic systems, foamed substances exhibit a variety of amazing features in the course of formation, growth, and degradation. Despite more than a century of research activity in the field of foam physics, interest in researching the fundamental properties of various foamy systems continues to be high. This is particularly due to the wide applications of foams substances in various areas of modern technologies, from the construction industry to regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. Moreover, these application areas continuously expand, resulting, for instance, in the creation of novel functional materials with the unique properties.

In this Special Issue, fundamental processes in foams at the microscopic and macroscopic scales, foam structure stabilization and related problems, and modern foam-based technologies and materials are highlighted and discussed.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Fundamentals of foam physics
  • Topological properties of dry foams
  • Optical and electrical properties of foams
  • Foam rheology
  • Microfluidics in liquid foams
  • Bubble rearrangement kinetics
  • Foam structure stabilization
  • Applications of foam-based materials
  • Foamed metals
  • Computer modeling of foamy systems
  • Foam synthesis
  • Foamy systems with supercritical fluidic components

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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