Special Issue "Interaction and Dynamics of Colloidal Particles Near Interfaces"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Networks".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 159

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Peter R. Lang
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Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Biomacromolecular Systems And Processes IBI-4, 52428 Juelich, Germany
Interests: interaction of colloidal particles with a wall; dynamics at interfaces
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Dr. Yi Liu
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Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Biomacromolecular Systems And Processes IBI-4, 52425 Jülich, Germany
Interests: near wall dynamic of colloidal particles
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Suspensions of colloidal, polymeric, micellar or active entities close to an interface exhibit complex and fascinating static and dynamic properties, which might largely deviate from their bulk behaviour. Prominent examples of such effects are surface induced ordering, the slowing down of Brownian dynamics due to hydrodynamic interaction with solid flat surfaces, or the interface directed motion of active swimmers. As technology is zooming into ever smaller length scales, these interface effects are getting more significant and can be exploited technologically in the best case.

A thorough understanding of such interface induced effects is thus both necessary and worthwhile. On a macroscopic level, it is of practical importance to investigate suspension properties near the different types of interfaces, i. e. solid-liquid, liquid-liquid and liquid-gas. On the microscopic level, detailed knowledge needs to be acquired on the static and hydrodynamic colloid/interface and particle/particle interaction in the ultimate vicinity of an interface.

This special issue is dedicated to collect the latest experimental, theoretical and simulation results on these subjects from all research fields concerned with colloidal, polymeric or active matter.

Prof. Dr. Peter R. Lang
Dr. Yi Liu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • interface effects
  • colloids
  • active particles
  • static interaction
  • hydrodynamic interaction
  • non-specific interation
  • near interface dynamics
  • particle interface interactions

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