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Special Issue "Advances in Soft Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Soft Matter".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2022) | Viewed by 2814
Special Issue Editor
Interests: adsorption; foams; emulsions
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Special Issue Information
Foams and emulsions are among the most fundamental systems in soft matter science. They are targeted in many technologies as final products or intermediates. Such products are continuously formulated in an attempt to fulfil the requirements of high quality, efficiency, health safety, usage of biodegradable materials, low production costs, etc. The vast number of possibilities to use foams or emulsions in industrial processes and products originates from their unique properties.
The properties of foams and emulsions and their stability in time are governed by dynamic mechanisms, such as drainage in the case of foams and drop/bubble coalescence for foams and emulsions, which are strongly influenced by the bulk and dynamic interfacial properties of the involved liquids. The adsorption process at the drop/bubble surfaces and, in particular, the interfacial surface rheology of the adsorbed layers have, in fact, an essential role in the stability of the films between the drops/bubbles whose rupture induces the coalescence process.
Classically, molecules such as surfactants, polyelectrolytes and proteins as well as nanoparticles are used as molecular building blocks to stabilize aqueous foam or emulsion. In order to formulate such a dispersed system with specific properties, its structure must be controlled at the molecular level, i.e., at the foam liquid/gas or emulsion water/oil interfaces.
This Special Issue is dedicated to the fundamental and applied aspects involved in the study of foams and emulsions, to provide a comprehensive perspective on the current status of knowledge. The learnings in this field of study must go beyond the traditionally studied areas to cultivate new suggestions for resolving challenges. New theoretical approaches, numerical simulations, novel methods of stabilizing foams or emulsions and innovative techniques of smart and responsive soft matter systems preparation and characterization are welcome.
Dr. Marcel Krzan
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- Adsorption process
- Adsorption mechanism
- Kinetics and dynamics of the surface adsorption process
- Surface modification
- Surface characterisation
- Surfactants and bio-surfactants
- Foam and emulsion stability
- Foams and emulsion rheology
- Innovations in physical and chemical foaming / emulsifying methods
- Smart and responsive foams or emulsions
- Foaming agents/emulsifiers
- Foaming/emulsion novel technologies
- Biocompatible foam or emulsion