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A Practical Logic of Cognitive Systems     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
AASRI Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Academic Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33, SJR: 1.655, CiteScore: 2)
Academic Radiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.015, CiteScore: 2)
Accident Analysis & Prevention     Partially Free   (Followers: 95, SJR: 1.462, CiteScore: 3)
Accounting Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.932, CiteScore: 2)
Accounting, Organizations and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36, SJR: 1.771, CiteScore: 3)
Achievements in the Life Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Astronautica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 411, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Automatica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Biomaterialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 7)
Acta Colombiana de Cuidado Intensivo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta de Investigación Psicológica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Ecologica Sinica     Open Access   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.18, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Haematologica Polonica     Free   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Histochemica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.661, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Materialia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 251, SJR: 3.263, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Mathematica Scientia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.542, CiteScore: 1)
Acta Oecologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.834, CiteScore: 2)
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Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 1.793, CiteScore: 6)
Acta Poética     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Acta Psychologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.331, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Sociológica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acta Tropica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.052, CiteScore: 2)
Acta Urológica Portuguesa     Open Access  
Actas Dermo-Sifiliograficas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.374, CiteScore: 1)
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Actualites Pharmaceutiques     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Actualites Pharmaceutiques Hospitalieres     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acupuncture and Related Therapies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Acute Pain     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 2.671, CiteScore: 5)
Ad Hoc Networks     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.53, CiteScore: 4)
Addictive Behaviors     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.29, CiteScore: 3)
Addictive Behaviors Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.755, CiteScore: 2)
Additive Manufacturing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9, SJR: 2.611, CiteScore: 8)
Additives for Polymers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 150, SJR: 4.09, CiteScore: 13)
Advanced Engineering Informatics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.167, CiteScore: 4)
Advanced Powder Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Accounting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.277, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Agronomy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 2.384, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Anesthesia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Antiviral Drug Design     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Advances in Applied Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.992, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Applied Mechanics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Applied Microbiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 2.089, CiteScore: 5)
Advances In Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.572, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Biological Regulation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 2.61, CiteScore: 7)
Advances in Botanical Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.686, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Cancer Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 3.043, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry and Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.453, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.992, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Cell Aging and Gerontology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Membranes and Organelles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Chemical Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Child Development and Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.713, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 1.316, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Clinical Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.562, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Colloid and Interface Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 1.977, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Computers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.205, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Dermatology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Developmental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Advances in Digestive Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in DNA Sequence-Specific Agents     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Advances in Ecological Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 2.524, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Engineering Software     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.159, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Experimental Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Advances in Experimental Social Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44, SJR: 5.39, CiteScore: 8)
Advances in Exploration Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Food and Nutrition Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 58, SJR: 0.591, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Fuel Cells     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Advances in Genetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.354, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Genome Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 12.74, CiteScore: 13)
Advances in Geophysics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.193, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Heat Transfer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.749, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Human Factors/Ergonomics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Imaging and Electron Physics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.193, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Immunology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36, SJR: 4.433, CiteScore: 6)
Advances in Inorganic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 1.163, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Insect Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 1.938, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Integrative Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.176, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Intl. Accounting     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Life Course Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.682, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Lipobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Magnetic and Optical Resonance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Marine Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.88, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Mathematics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.027, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.694, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Medicinal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Microbial Physiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.158, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Molecular and Cell Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Advances in Molecular Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.182, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Nanoporous Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Oncobiology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Organ Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.875, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Parallel Computing     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.174, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Parasitology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Pediatrics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Advances in Pharmacology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 1.536, CiteScore: 3)
Advances in Physical Organic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.574, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Phytomedicine     Full-text available via subscription  
Advances in Planar Lipid Bilayers and Liposomes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Plant Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Plant Pathology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Porous Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Protein Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.791, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 63)
Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.371, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Radiation Oncology     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.263, CiteScore: 1)
Advances in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Advances in Space Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Advances in Space Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 396, SJR: 0.569, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in Structural Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Surgery     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.555, CiteScore: 2)
Advances in the Study of Behavior     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33, SJR: 2.208, CiteScore: 4)
Advances in Veterinary Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Virus Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 2.262, CiteScore: 5)
Advances in Water Resources     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 47, SJR: 1.551, CiteScore: 3)
Aeolian Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.117, CiteScore: 3)
Aerospace Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 341, SJR: 0.796, CiteScore: 3)
AEU - Intl. J. of Electronics and Communications     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.42, CiteScore: 2)
African J. of Emergency Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.296, CiteScore: 0)
Ageing Research Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 3.671, CiteScore: 9)
Aggression and Violent Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 450, SJR: 1.238, CiteScore: 3)
Agri Gene     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17, SJR: 1.818, CiteScore: 5)
Agricultural Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31, SJR: 1.156, CiteScore: 4)
Agricultural Water Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.272, CiteScore: 3)
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture and Natural Resources     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 57, SJR: 1.747, CiteScore: 4)
Ain Shams Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.589, CiteScore: 3)
Air Medical J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.26, CiteScore: 0)
AKCE Intl. J. of Graphs and Combinatorics     Open Access   (SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Alcohol     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.153, CiteScore: 3)
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Alergologia Polska : Polish J. of Allergology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Alexandria Engineering J.     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 3)
Alexandria J. of Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.191, CiteScore: 1)
Algal Research     Partially Free   (Followers: 11, SJR: 1.142, CiteScore: 4)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Allergologia et Immunopathologia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.504, CiteScore: 1)
Allergology Intl.     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 1.148, CiteScore: 2)
Alpha Omegan     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 3.521, CiteScore: 6)
ALTER - European J. of Disability Research / Revue Européenne de Recherche sur le Handicap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.201, CiteScore: 1)
Alzheimer's & Dementia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52, SJR: 4.66, CiteScore: 10)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.796, CiteScore: 4)
Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions     Open Access   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.108, CiteScore: 3)
Ambulatory Pediatrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
American Heart J.     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50, SJR: 3.267, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Cardiology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.93, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Emergency Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45, SJR: 0.604, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
American J. of Geriatric Psychiatry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14, SJR: 1.524, CiteScore: 3)
American J. of Human Genetics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34, SJR: 7.45, CiteScore: 8)
American J. of Infection Control     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 1.062, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Kidney Diseases     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35, SJR: 2.973, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
American J. of Medicine Supplements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 1.967, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of Obstetrics and Gynecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 210, SJR: 2.7, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 64, SJR: 3.184, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Ophthalmology Case Reports     Open Access   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.265, CiteScore: 0)
American J. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 1.289, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Otolaryngology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.59, CiteScore: 1)
American J. of Pathology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.139, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Preventive Medicine     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28, SJR: 2.164, CiteScore: 4)
American J. of Surgery     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38, SJR: 1.141, CiteScore: 2)
American J. of the Medical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.767, CiteScore: 1)
Ampersand : An Intl. J. of General and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Anaerobe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4, SJR: 1.144, CiteScore: 3)
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Analytic Methods in Accident Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5, SJR: 4.849, CiteScore: 10)
Analytica Chimica Acta     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 42, SJR: 1.512, CiteScore: 5)
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Animal Behaviour     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 194, SJR: 1.58, CiteScore: 3)

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Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.977
Citation Impact (citeScore): 8
Number of Followers: 19  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0001-8686
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  • A critical review of the model fitting quality and parameter stability of
           equilibrium adsorption models
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 October 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Mengsu Peng, Anh V. Nguyen, Jianlong Wang, Reinhard Miller We reviewed eight commonly used equilibrium adsorption models and examined their underlying assumptions, fitting qualities, and parameter stabilities. We compared several objective functions that have been applied to curve fitting analysis and a few statistics tests that have been performed to evaluate regression quality. The iteratively reweighted least squares algorithm was selected as the most suitable regression method for adsorption models in the presence of heteroscedasticity. The fraction of unexplained variance was selected to indicate the model fitting quality. Two sources of parameter instability were identified: residue instability and function instability. While the definition of the instability caused by residue is well established, we are the first to consider the instability caused by an adsorption model. The models discussed in this article can be applied to many surfactants, such as normal alcohols, polyglycol ethers, and sodium dodecyl sulfate at different salt concentrations. Our results show that both the model fitting quality and parameter instability increase with the number of parameters subject to curve fitting. For the Frumkin-type of reorientation model, the parameter instability can be as high as 25%. The high degree of instability in some complicated adsorption models may invalidate the estimated parameters. Therefore, additional measurements or simulations are required for complicated models to extract reliable model parameters.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Mechanistic insight into protein supported biosorption complemented by
           kinetic and thermodynamics perspectives
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 30 September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): M.A. Khosa, Aman Ullah In this review, we discussed the micro-level aspects of protein supported biosorption. The mechanism, surface chemistry in terms of energy interactions and electron transfer process (ETP) of peptide systems within protein are three important areas that provide mechanistic insight into protein supported biosorption. The functional groups in proteinous material like hydroxyl (—OH), carbonyl (>C=O), carboxyl (—COOH) and sulfhydryl (—SH) play a significant role in the biosorption of variety of pollutants such as metal ions, metalloids, and organic matters in wastewaters. The mechanistic aspects of biosorption are crucial not only for the separation process but also they contribute towards stoichiometric considerations and mathematical modelling process. The surface chemistry of applied biosorbents relies on interfacial components whose interaction energies are estimated with help of classical Derjaguin, Landau, Verwey, and Overbeek (DLVO) theory mathematically. Proteins are the fundamental molecules of many biomaterial used for the biosorption of contaminents and peptide bond is considered as the backbone of proteins. The charge variations on peptide bonding is the result of ETP whose discussion was made part of this review for understaning number of biological and technological processes of vital interests. In addition, this review was complemented by exhaustive overview of kinetic and thermodynamics perspectives of biosorption process.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • New developments in liquid-liquid extraction, surface modification and
           agglomerate-free processing of inorganic particles
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): R.M.E. Silva, R. Poon, J. Milne, A. Syed, I. Zhitomirsky This review describes new methods for the particle extraction through liquid-liquid interface (PELLI). The discovery of new surface modification techniques, advanced extractors and new adsorption mechanisms enabled novel applications of PELLI in nanotechnology of metals, quantum dots, oxides and hydroxides. Colloidal and interface chemistry of PELLI is emerging as a new area of technological and scientific interest. The progress achieved in the understanding of particle behavior and interactions at the liquid-liquid interface, phase transfer and interface reactions allowed for the development of new extraction mechanisms. An important breakthrough was the development of surface modification techniques for extraction of functional oxides. Especially important is the possibility of particle transfer from the synthesis medium to the device processing medium, which facilitates agglomerate-free processing of functional nanoparticles. Multifunctional extractor molecules were discovered and used as capping and reducing agents for particle synthesis or dispersing and charging agents for colloidal processing. The progress achieved in the development of extractors and extraction mechanisms has driven the advances in the surface modification and functionalization of materials. New PELLI techniques were used for the development of advanced materials and devices for optical, photovoltaic, energy storage, electronic, biomedical, sensor and other applications.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Graphene inks for printed flexible electronics: Graphene dispersions, ink
           formulations, printing techniques and applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Tuan Sang Tran, Naba Kumar Dutta, Namita Roy Choudhury Graphene inks have recently enabled the dramatic improvement of printed flexible electronics due to their low cost, ease of processability, higher conductivity and flexibility. In this review, we discuss the state-of-the-art of the fundamental formulation of graphene inks and the current printing techniques used for inks deposition, followed by recent practical applications for printed flexible electronics. The progression of science and technology for the dispersion of graphene using variety of solvents and the characteristics of the resulting conductive inks have been highlighted, with specific emphasis focused on the challenges to be resolved. The printing techniques discussed here include screen printing, gravure printing, inkjet printing and other emerging printing technologies. Each approach's pros and cons are discussed in correlation with the ink formulations and the operating principles. We also discuss the challenges and outlook of graphene ink for its future development in the world of printed flexible devices.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Recent progress in the engineering of multifunctional colloidal
           nanoparticles for enhanced photodynamic therapy and bioimaging
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 18 September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Łukasz Lamch, Agata Pucek, Julita Kulbacka, Michał Chudy, Elżbieta Jastrzębska, Katarzyna Tokarska, Magdalena Bułka, Zbigniew Brzózka, Kazimiera A. Wilk This up-to-date review summarizes the design and current fabrication strategies that have been employed in the area of mono- and multifunctional colloidal nanoparticles – nanocarriers well suited for photodynamic therapy (PDT) and diagnostic purposes. Rationally engineered photosensitizer (PS)-loaded nanoparticles may be achieved via either noncovalent (i.e., self-aggregation, interfacial deposition, interfacial polymerization, or core-shell entrapment along with physical adsorption) or covalent (chemical immobilization or conjugation) processes. These PS loading approaches should provide chemical and physical stability to PS payloads. Their hydrophilic surfaces, capable of appreciable surface interactions with biological systems, can be further modified using functional groups (stealth effect) to achieve prolonged circulation in the body after administration and/or grafted by targeting agents (such as ligands, which bind to specific receptors uniquely expressed on the cell surface) or stimuli (e.g., pH, temperature, and light)-responsive moieties to improve their action and targeting efficiency. These attempts may in principle permit efficacious PDT, combination therapies, molecular diagnosis, and − in the case of nanotheranostics − simultaneous monitoring and treatment. Nanophotosensitizers (nano-PSs) should possess appropriate morphologies, sizes, unimodal distributions and surface processes to be successfully delivered to the place of action after systemic administration and should be accumulated in certain tumors by passive and/or active targeting. Additionally, physically facilitating drug delivery systems emerge as a promising approach to enhancing drug delivery, especially for the non-invasive treatment of deep-seated malignant tissues. Recent advances in nano-PSs are scrutinized, with an emphasis on design principles, via the promising use of colloid chemistry and nanotechnology.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Surface modified halloysite nanotubes: A flexible interface for
           biological, environmental and catalytic applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 4 September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Maithri Tharmavaram, Gaurav Pandey, Deepak Rawtani Halloysite Nanotubes (HNTs) are clay minerals that possess unique chemical composition and a tubular structure due to which, they have recently emerged as a potential nanomaterial for umpteen applications. Over the years, the myriad applications of HNT have been realized through the surface modification of HNT, which involves the modification of nanotube's inner lumen and the outer surface with different functional compounds. The presence of aluminum and silica groups on the inner and outer surface of HNT enhance the interfacial relationship of the nanotube with different functional agents. Compounds such as alkalis, organosilanes, polymers, compounds of biological origin, surfactants and nanomaterials have been used for the modification of the inner lumen and the outer surface of HNT. The strategies change the constitution of HNT's surface either through micro-disintegration of the surface or by introducing additional functional groups on the surface, which further enhances their potential to be used as a flexible interface for different applications. In this review, the different surface modification strategies of the outer surface and the inner lumen that have been employed over the years have been discussed. The biological, environmental and catalytic applications of these surface modified HNTs with such versatile interface in the past two years have been elaborately discussed as well.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Obituary-Tharwat Tadros
    • Abstract: Publication date: September 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 259Author(s):
       
  • Lipid nanocarriers for the loading of polyphenols – A comprehensive
           review
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): S. Pimentel-Moral, M.C. Teixeira, A.R. Fernandes, D. Arráez-Román, A. Martínez-Férez, A. Segura-Carretero, E.B. Souto Polyphenols are secondary metabolites found in all vascular plants and constitute a large group of at least 10,000 unique compounds. Particular attention is currently being paid to polyphenols attributed to their beneficial effects in the protection and prevention of several diseases. While their use in food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries is largely documented, several environmental conditions (e.g. light, temperature or oxygen) may affect the physicochemical stability of polyphenols, compromising their bioactivity in vivo. To overcome these limitations, the loading of polyphenols into nanoparticles has been proposed aiming at both increasing their bioavailability and reducing eventual side effects. Lipid nanoparticles offer several advantages, namely their biodegradability and low toxicity, with the additional capacity to modify the release profile of loaded drugs.This paper is a review of the recent advances of lipid nanocarriers commonly used for the encapsulation of polyphenols, highlighting their added value to increase bioavailability and bioactivity of this group of compounds as well as their application in several diseases.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Modelling cavitation during drop impact on solid surfaces
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 25 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Nikolaos Kyriazis, Phoevos Koukouvinis, Manolis Gavaises The impact of liquid droplets on solid surfaces at conditions inducing cavitation inside their volume has rarely been addressed in the literature. A review is conducted on relevant studies, aiming to highlight the differences from non-cavitating impact cases. Focus is placed on the numerical models suitable for the simulation of droplet impact at such conditions. Further insight is given from the development of a purpose-built compressible two-phase flow solver that incorporates a phase-change model suitable for cavitation formation and collapse; thermodynamic closure is based on a barotropic Equation of State (EoS) representing the density and speed of sound of the co-existing liquid, gas and vapour phases as well as liquid-vapour mixture. To overcome the known problem of spurious oscillations occurring at the phase boundaries due to the rapid change in the acoustic impedance, a new hybrid numerical flux discretization scheme is proposed, based on approximate Riemann solvers; this is found to offer numerical stability and has allowed for simulations of cavitation formation during drop impact to be presented for the first time. Following a thorough justification of the validity of the model assumptions adopted for the cases of interest, numerical simulations are firstly compared against the Riemann problem, for which the exact solution has been derived for two materials with the same velocity and pressure fields. The model is validated against the single experimental data set available in the literature for a 2-D planar drop impact case. The results are found in good agreement against these data that depict the evolution of both the shock wave generated upon impact and the rarefaction waves, which are also captured reasonably well. Moreover, the location of cavitation formation inside the drop and the areas of possible erosion sites that may develop on the solid surface, are also well captured by the model. Following model validation, numerical experiments have examined the effect of impact conditions on the process, utilizing both planar and 2-D axisymmetric simulations. It is found that the absence of air between the drop and the wall at the initial configuration can generate cavitation regimes closer to the wall surface, which significantly increase the pressures induced on the solid wall surface, even for much lower impact velocities. A summary highlighting the open questions still remaining on the subject is given at the end.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Recent and prominent examples of nano- and microarchitectures as
           hemoglobin-based oxygen carriers
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Michelle M.T. Jansman, Leticia Hosta-Rigau Blood transfusions, which usually consist in the administration of isolated red blood cells (RBCs), are crucial in traumatic injuries, pre-surgical conditions and anemias. Although RBCs transfusion from donors is a safe procedure, donor RBCs can only be stored for a maximum of 42 days under refrigerated conditions and, therefore, stockpiles of RBCs for use in acute disasters do not exist. With a worldwide shortage of donor blood that is expected to increase over time, the creation of oxygen-carriers with long storage life and compatibility without typing and cross-matching, persists as one of the foremost important challenges in biomedicine.However, research has so far failed to produce FDA approved RBCs substitutes (RBCSs) for human usage. As such, due to unacceptable toxicities, the first generation of oxygen-carriers has been withdrawn from the market. Being hemoglobin (Hb) the main component of RBCs, a lot of effort is being devoted in assembling semi-synthetic RBCS utilizing Hb as the oxygen-carrier component, the so-called Hb-based oxygen carriers (HBOCs). However, a native RBC also contains a multi-enzyme system to prevent the conversion of Hb into non-functional methemoglobin (metHb). Thus, the challenge for the fabrication of next-generation HBOCs relies in creating a system that takes advantage of the excellent oxygen-carrying capabilities of Hb, while preserving the redox environment of native RBCs that prevents or reverts the conversion of Hb into metHb. In this review, we feature the most recent advances in the assembly of the new generation of HBOCs with emphasis in two main approaches: the chemical modification of Hb either by cross-linking strategies or by conjugation to other polymers, and the Hb encapsulation strategies, usually in the form of lipidic or polymeric capsules. The applications of the aforementioned HBOCs as blood substitutes or for oxygen-delivery in tissue engineering are highlighted, followed by a discussion of successes, challenges and future trends in this field.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Binary colloidal crystals (BCCs): Interactions, fabrication, and
           applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Farhana Sharmin Diba, Andrew Boden, Helmut Thissen, Mrinal Bhave, Peter Kingshott, Peng-Yuan Wang The organization of matter into hierarchical structures is a fundamental characteristic of functional materials and living organisms. Binary colloidal crystal (BCC) systems present a diversified range of nanotopographic structures where large and small colloidal particles simultaneously self-assemble into either 2D monolayer or 3D hierarchical crystal lattices. More importantly, understanding how BCCs form opens up the possibility to fabricate more complex systems such as ternary or quaternary colloidal crystals. Monolayer BCCs can also offer the possibility to achieve surface micro- and nano-topographies with heterogeneous chemistries, which can be challenging to achieve with other traditional fabrication tools. A number of fabrication methods have been reported that enable generation of BCC structures offering high accuracy in growth with controllable stoichiometries; however, it is still a challenge to make uniform BCC structures over large surface areas. Therefore, fully understand the mechanism of binary colloidal self-assembly is crucial and new/combinational methods are needed. In this review, we summarize the recent advances in BCC fabrication using particles made of different materials, shapes, and dispersion medium. Depending on the potential application, the degree of order and efficiency of crystal formation has to be determined in order to induce variability in the intended lattice structures. The mechanisms involved in the formation of highly ordered lattice structures from binary colloidal suspensions and applications are discussed. The generation of BCCs can be controlled by manipulation of their extensive phase behavior, which facilitates a wide range potential applications in the fields of both material and biointerfacial sciences including photonics, biosensors, chromatography, antifouling surfaces, biomedical devices, and cell culture tools.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Mechanisms, performance optimization and new developments in
           demulsification processes for oil and gas applications
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Zlata Grenoble, Siwar Trabelsi The present review discusses new developments and optimization of demulsification processes in oil and gas applications, and highlights the critical parameters. Discussed are the primary mechanisms of demulsification, as well as the strategies for developing optimum demulsifiers. Demulsification mechanisms are presented in the context of emulsion stability principles which are equally applicable to the destabilization of crude oil-water emulsions.The present paper is a concise overview of the various surfactant classes and their structure-activity relationship. It correlates demulsification optimization with surfactant properties and their applications. These classes include, but are not limited to pluronic block co-polymers, as well as amine- and siloxane based nonionic surfactants. The emphasis is on providing some strategies for achieving optimum crude oil-water separation efficiency by tuning the demulsifier to the intended application and crude oil properties.A brief overview of unconventional analytical techniques, which reach beyond the standard demulsifier evaluation methods, i.e., Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR), and in particular, low resolution NMR relaxometry, highlights their role in monitoring demulsification processes.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Recent advances in polymerizations in dispersed media
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Ratchapol Jenjob, Farzad Seidi, Daniel Crespy Advances in chemistry heterophase polymerizations reflect new developments in polymer chemistry. Although some few polymerization reactions cannot be performed in dispersed media, new polymerization reactions can still benefit from advantages of heterophase reactions, which are fast kinetics due to high local concentration of reagents and advantageous heat exchange. We describe here advances in heterophase polymerizations, with a focus on miniemulsion polymerization, which are mainly driven by academic interest for biomedicine and energy science. Click-reactions in dispersion are particularly interesting because they are bioorthogonals. Synthesis of highly crosslinked polymer colloids, especially with conjugated polymers, has found applications in gas storage, catalysis, and production of energy. Finally, we show how spatial segregation in heterophase polymerization can help to obtain polymer materials with unique structures.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Engineering intelligent particle-lipid composites that control
           lipase-mediated digestion
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 August 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Paul Joyce, Hanna Gustafsson, Clive A. Prestidge Nanostructured particle-lipid composites have emerged as state-of-the-art carrier systems for poorly water-soluble bioactive molecules due to their ability to control and enhance the lipase-mediated hydrolysis of encapsulated triglycerides, leading to a subsequent improvement in the solubilisation and absorption of encapsulated species. The first generation of particle-lipid composites (i.e. silica-lipid hybrid (SLH) microparticles) were designed and fabricated by spray drying a silica nanoparticle-stabilised Pickering emulsion, to create a novel three-dimensional architecture, whereby lipid droplets were encapsulated within a porous matrix support. The development of SLH microparticles has acted as a solid foundation for the synthesis of several next generation particle-lipid composites, including polymer-lipid hybrid (PLH) and clay-lipid hybrid systems (CLH), which present lipase with unique lipid microenvironments for optimised lipolysis. This review details the methods utilised to engineer lipid hybrid particles and the strategic investigations that have been performed to determine the influence of key material characteristics on digestion enzyme activity. In doing so, this provides insight into manipulating the mechanism of lipase action through the intelligent design of lipid-based biomaterials for their use in drug delivery formulations and novel functional foods.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Nitrogen-doped graphene and graphene quantum dots: A review onsynthesis
           and applications in energy, sensors and environment
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 July 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Manpreet Kaur, Manmeet Kaur, Virender K. Sharma Doping of nitrogen is a promising strategy to modulate chemical, electronic, and structural functionalities of graphene (G)and graphene quantum dots (GQDs) for their outstanding properties in energy and environmental applications.This paper reviews various synthesis approaches of nitrogen-doped graphene (N-G) and nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots (N-GQDs).;Thermal, ultrasonic, solvothermal, hydrothermal, and electron-beam methods have been applied to synthesize N-G and N-GQDs.These nitrogen-doped carbon materials are characterized to obtain their structural configurations in order to achieve better performance in their applications compared to only either graphene or graphene quantum dots.Both N-G and N-GQDs may be converted into functional materials by integrating with other compounds such as metal oxides/nitrides, polymers, and semiconductors.These functional materials demonstrate superior performance over N-G and N-GQDs materials.Examples of applications of N-G and N-GQDs include supercapacitors, batteries, sensors, fuel cells, solar cells, and photocatalyst.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
  • Orientation phase transitions of undissociated n-decanoic acid at the
           air/solution interface revealed by surface pressure and electric potential
           
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 23 June 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Wanda Barzyk, Klaus Lunkenheimer, Andrzej Pomianowski The surface pressure (Π) and electric surface potential (ΔV) vs. concentration (c) isotherms of n-decanoic acid (DA) in 1 × 10−3 mol/dm3 HCl were measured at the air/solution interface - the Π with a du Noüy ring, the ΔV with the vibrating plate (named also the dynamic condenser) method. The DA solutions fulfilled criterion of surface-chemical purity. The complementary Π-c and ΔV-c isotherms were jointly evaluated to obtain dependence of quotient of the effective dipole moment to the interface's permittivity, μ⊥/εs, as a function of chosen adsorption ordinates such as the bulk concentration, c, partial molar area, A, and surface molar fraction of DA, XDAs. The crucial point for the analysis is knowledge of the surface excess (Γ) dependence on concentration (c). Since, experimental determination of a Γ-c course is problematic, so far, we used Γ-c courses calculated basing on different adsorption models (Gibbsian, the classical Frumkin’ model and the Lunkenheimer’ and Hirte’ two state approach). Despite, the Γ-c courses determined basing on the different adsorption models differ significantly, the μ⊥/εs dependences on different adsorption's ordinates (c, A or XDAs) revealed consistently three local μ⊥/εs maxima of their height increasing with the adsorption coverage. The μ⊥/εs change was recalculated into inclination angle (αincl) of the total dipole moment vector (μ→) to the interface, assuming εs = 1. The μ⊥/εs which reflects polarization orientation is an order parameter used by us for analysis of 2D phase transitions in the monolayer. The three μ⊥/εs local maxima are ascribed by us to three 2D mono-phases, one transferring into the next one of the higher order in the sequence: liquid expanded (L1) → the liquid condensed tilted (L2) → the liquid condensed untilted (L2′). One inflection point appearing in the Π-A isotherm within the region between the μ⊥/εs maxima 2 and 3 indicates that transition of the L2 into the L2’ 2D phase is of the first order. Decrease of the μ⊥/εs above the maximum 3 indicates transition into two phase regime by nucleation of aggregates (possibly in form of lamellas) within the L2′ phase.Graphical abstractChange of the effective dipole moment, μ⊥/εs, versus the bulk concentraqtion, c, of undissociated n-decanoic acid at the air/solution interface, at 25oC, indicates three 2D phase transitions between the monophases reflected in the local maxima of μ⊥/εs vs. c, namely: liquid expanded → liquid condensed tilted → liquid condensed untilted.Within the higher concn. region, the liquid condensed untilted coexists with 2D aggregates.Unlabelled Image
       
  • Evaluation of particle charging in non-aqueous suspensions
    • Abstract: Publication date: Available online 19 June 2018Source: Advances in Colloid and Interface ScienceAuthor(s): Jarl B. Rosenholm Factors influencing the sign and size of effective surface (zeta) potential in suspensions of very low dielectric constants are evaluated. For non-aqueous suspensions it was found that Gutmann's donor number (DN = negative Lewis type molar acid-base adduct formation enthalpy) was successfully related to zeta potential changes, similarily as pH is optimal for aqueous suspensions. Negative molar proton dissociation enthalpy (Brϕnsted type HD number), negative hydrogen bond enthalpy (HB number), logarithmic hydrogen bond equilibrium constant (molar Gibbs free energy), standard reduction potential of solvated protons (Eo(HL+/H2)), electrolytic dissociation potential of water (Eo(H2O/H2, O2)) and electron exchange Fermi potentials could equally well be related to zeta potential changes. All these properties were linearly dependent on each other. Correlations to products of Gutmann's DN and AN numbers and other relevant properties such as polar, hydrogen bond and acid-base contributions to solubility parameters and surface tensions were found to be less successful particularly when very polar liquids were encountered. Commonly used DLVO models for repulsive interaction energy between particles in aqueous electrolyte suspensions have been simplified when dealing with low-polar, non-polar and apolar suspensions. When evaluating factors contributing to attractive and repulsive interaction energies, it is found that in order for the models to be relevant the extension of diffuse charging has to be much larger than the distance to repulsive barrier ensuring suspension stability. At this limit and at high surface potentials, the repulsive energy grows exceptionally large being in the range of lattice energy of each solid. The models fail when surface potential is low and the extension of diffuse charging is much smaller than the distance to repulsive barrier. Then interaction energies are reasonable. The investigated Au, SiO2, Glass, TiO2, Al2O3, CaCO3, MgO suspensions fall between these limits. The attractive energy is small but significant as compared to repulsive energy. All energies were larger than the estimated lower limit for stable suspensions.Graphical abstractUnlabelled Image
       
 
 
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