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Journal Cover Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
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  • Characterization of van der Waals type bimodal,- lambda,- meta- and
           spinodal phase transitions in liquid mixtures, solid suspensions and thin
    • Authors: Jarl B. Rosenholm
      Pages: 66 - 116
      Abstract: Publication date: March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 253
      Author(s): Jarl B. Rosenholm
      The perfect gas law is used as a reference when selecting state variables (P, V, T, n) needed to characterize ideal gases (vapors), liquids and solids. Van der Waals equation of state is used as a reference for models characterizing interactions in liquids, solids and their mixtures. Van der Waals loop introduces meta- and unstable states between the observed gas (vapor)–liquid P-V transitions at low T. These intermediate states are shown to appear also between liquid–liquid, liquid–solid and solid–solid phase transitions. First-order phase transitions are characterized by a sharp discontinuity of first-order partial derivatives (P, S, V) of Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies. Second-order partial derivatives (K T , B, C V , C P , E) consist of a static contribution relating to second-order phase transitions and a relaxation contribution representing the degree of first-order phase transitions. Bimodal (first-order) and spinodal (second-order) phase boundaries are used to separate stable phases from metastable and unstable phases. The boundaries are identified and quantified by partial derivatives of molar Gibbs free energy or chemical potentials with respect to P, S, V and composition (mole fractions). Molecules confined to spread Langmuir monolayers or adsorbed Gibbs monolayers are characterized by equation of state and adsorption isotherms relating to a two-dimensional van der Waals equation of state. The basic work of two-dimensional wetting (cohesion, adsorption, spreading, immersion), have to be adjusted by a horizontal surface pressure in the presence of adsorbed vapor layers. If the adsorption is extended to liquid films a vertical surface pressure (Π) may be added to account for the lateral interaction, thus restoring PV = ΠAh dependence of thin films. Van der Waals attraction, Coulomb repulsion and structural hydration forces contribute to the vertical surface pressure. A van der Waals type coexistence of ordered (dispersed) and disordered (aggregated) phases is shown to exist when liquid vapor is confined in capillaries (condensation–liquefaction–evaporation and flux). This pheno-menon can be experimentally illustrated with suspended nano-sized particles (flocculation–coagulation–peptisation of colloidal sols) being confined in sample holders of varying size. The self-assembled aggregates represent critical self-similar equilibrium structures corres-ponding to rate determining complexes in kinetics. Overall, a self-consistent thermodynamic framework is established for the characterization of two- and three-dimensional phase separations in one-, two- and three-component systems.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.01.002
      Issue No: Vol. 253 (2018)
  • Interactions between surfactants and the skin – Theory and practice
    • Authors: Artur Seweryn
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 April 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Artur Seweryn
      One of the primary causes of skin irritation is the use of body wash cosmetics and household chemicals, since they are in direct contact with the skin, and they are widely available and frequently used. The main ingredients of products of this type are surfactants, which may have diverse effects on the skin. The skin irritation potential of surfactants is determined by their chemical and physical properties resulting from their structure, and specific interactions with the skin. Surfactants are capable of interacting both with proteins and lipids in the stratum corneum. By penetrating through this layer, surfactants are also able to affect living cells in deeper regions of the skin. Further skin penetration may result in damage to cell membranes and structural components of keratinocytes, releasing proinflammatory mediators. By causing irreversible changes in cell structure, surfactants can often lead to their death. The paper presents a critical review of literature on the effects of surfactants on the skin. Aspects discussed in the paper include the skin irritation potential of surfactants, mechanisms underlying interactions between compounds of this type and the skin which have been proposed over the years, and verified methods of reducing the skin irritation potential of surfactant compounds. Basic research conducted in this field over many years translate into practical applications of surfactants in the cosmetic and household chemical industries. This aspect is also emphasized in the present study.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-16T10:07:15Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.04.002
  • Adsorption of organic molecules on mineral surfaces studied by
           first-principle calculations: A review
    • Authors: Hongxia Zhao; Yong Yang; Xin Shu; Yanwei Wang; Qianping Ran
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 April 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Hongxia Zhao, Yong Yang, Xin Shu, Yanwei Wang, Qianping Ran
      First-principle calculations, especially by the density functional theory (DFT) methods, are becoming a power technique to study molecular structure and properties of organic/inorganic interfaces. This review introduces some recent examples on the study of adsorption models of organic molecules or oligomers on mineral surfaces and interfacial properties obtained from first-principles calculations. The aim of this contribution is to inspire scientists to benefit from first-principle calculations and to apply the similar strategies when studying and tailoring interfacial properties at the atomistic scale, especially for those interested in the design and development of new molecules and new products.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.04.003
  • Liquid foam templating – A route to tailor-made polymer foams
    • Authors: Sébastien Andrieux; Aggeliki Quell; Cosima Stubenrauch; Wiebke Drenckhan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 April 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Sébastien Andrieux, Aggeliki Quell, Cosima Stubenrauch, Wiebke Drenckhan
      Solid foams with pore sizes between a few micrometres and a few millimetres are heavily exploited in a wide range of established and emerging applications. While the optimisation of foam applications requires a fine control over their structural properties (pore size distribution, pore opening, foam density, …), the great complexity of most foaming processes still defies a sound scientific understanding and therefore explicit control and prediction of these parameters. We therefore need to improve our understanding of existing processes and also develop new fabrication routes which we understand and which we can exploit to tailor-make new porous materials. One of these new routes is liquid templating in general and liquid foam templating in particular, to which this review article is dedicated. While all solid foams are generated from an initially liquid(-like) state, the particular notion of liquid foam templating implies the specific condition that the liquid foam has time to find its “equilibrium structure” before it is solidified. In other words, the characteristic time scales of the liquid and the solid foams are well separated, allowing to build on the vast know-how on liquid foams established over the last 20 years. The dispersed phase of the liquid foam determines the final pore size and pore size distribution, while the continuous phase contains the precursors of the desired porous scaffold. We review here the three key challenges which need to be addressed by this approach: (1) the control the structure of the liquid template, (2) the matching of the time scales between the stability of the liquid template and solidification, and (3) the preservation of the structure of the template throughout the process. Focusing on the field of polymer foams, this review gives an overview of recent research on the properties of liquid foam templates and summarises a key set of studies in the emerging field of liquid foam templating. It finishes with an outlook on future developments. Occasional references to non-polymeric foams are given if the analogy provides specific insight into a physical phenomenon.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.010
  • Hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surfaces fabricated using atmospheric
           pressure cold plasma technology: A review
    • Authors: Panagiotis Dimitrakellis; Evangelos Gogolides
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Panagiotis Dimitrakellis, Evangelos Gogolides
      Hydrophobic surfaces are often used to reduce wetting of surfaces by water. In particular, superhydrophobic surfaces are highly desired for several applications due to their exceptional properties such as self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-friction and others. Such surfaces can be prepared via numerous methods including plasma technology, a dry technique with low environmental impact. Atmospheric pressure plasma (APP) has recently attracted significant attention as lower-cost alternative to low-pressure plasmas, and as a candidate for continuous rather than batch processing. Although there are many reviews on water-repellent surfaces, and a few reviews on APP technology, there are hardly any review works on APP processing for hydrophobic and superhydrohobic surface fabrication, a topic of high importance in nanotechnology and interface science. Herein, we critically review the advances on hydrophobic and superhydrophobic surface fabrication using APP technology, trying also to give some perspectives in the field. After a short introduction to superhydrophobicity of nanostructured surfaces and to APPs we focus this review on three different aspects: (1) The atmospheric plasma reactor technology used for fabrication of (super)hydrophobic surfaces. (2) The APP process for hydrophobic surface preparation. The hydrophobic surface preparation processes are categorized methodologically as: a) activation, b) grafting, c) polymerization, d) roughening and hydrophobization. Each category includes subcategories related to different precursors used. (3) One of the most important sections of this review concerns superhydrophobic surfaces fabricated using APP. These are methodologically characterized as follows: a) single step processes where micro-nano textured topography and low surface energy coating are created at the same time, or b) multiple step processes, where these steps occur sequentially in or out of the plasma. We end the review with some perspectives in the field. We aspire to address scientists, who will get involved in the fields of (super)hydrophobicity and/or in atmospheric pressure plasma processing.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.009
  • A review on wetting and water condensation - Perspectives for
           CO2 condensation
    • Authors: Ingrid Snustad; Ingeborg T Røe; Amy Brunsvold; Åsmund Ervik; Jianying He; Zhiliang Zhang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Ingrid Snustad, Ingeborg T Røe, Amy Brunsvold, Åsmund Ervik, Jianying He, Zhiliang Zhang
      Liquefaction of vapor is a necessary, but energy intensive step in several important process industries. This review identifies possible materials and surface structures for promoting dropwise condensation, known to increase efficiency of condensation heat transfer. Research on superhydrophobic and superomniphobic surfaces promoting dropwise condensation constitutes the basis of the review. In extension of this, knowledge is extrapolated to condensation of CO2. Global emissions of CO2 need to be minimized in order to reduce global warming, and liquefaction of CO2 is a necessary step in some carbon capture, transport and storage (CCS) technologies. The review is divided into three main parts: 1) An overview of recent research on superhydrophobicity and promotion of dropwise condensation of water, 2) An overview of recent research on superomniphobicity and dropwise condensation of low surface tension substances, and 3) Suggested materials and surface structures for dropwise CO2 condensation based on the two first parts.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.008
  • Bromelain-loaded nanoparticles: A comprehensive review of the state of the
    • Authors: Janaína Artem Ataide; Eloah Favero Gérios; Priscila Gava Mazzola; Eliana B. Souto
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Janaína Artem Ataide, Eloah Favero Gérios, Priscila Gava Mazzola, Eliana B. Souto
      Stem bromelain is a common available cysteine protease derived from pineapple (Ananas comosus L.). Bromelain finds widespread applications in several areas, such as medicine, health, food, and cosmetics, and its strong proteolytic activity supports its future application in many additional fields. However, most proteins and/or enzymes are fragile, leading to important considerations about increase storage and operational stability to enable their practical application. In this scenario, the use of nanoparticles to deliver proteins is increasing exponentially, given that these systems are capable of enhance active's stability, solubility and permeability, and decrease toxicity. In the pharmaceutical nanotechnology field, bromelain has played different roles and thus this paper aims to review the available literature for the use of nanoparticles and bromelain.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.006
  • A review of the surface features and properties, surfactant adsorption and
           floatability of four key minerals of diasporic bauxite resources
    • Authors: Ningning Zhang; Anh V. Nguyen; Changchun Zhou
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 27 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Ningning Zhang, Anh V. Nguyen, Changchun Zhou
      Diasporic bauxite represents one of the major aluminum resources. Its upgrading for further processing involves a separation of diaspore (the valuable mineral) from aluminosilicates (the gangue minerals) such as kaolinite, illite, and pyrophyllite. Flotation is one of the most effective ways to realize the upgrading. Since flotation is a physicochemical process based on the difference in the surface hydrophobicity of different components, determining the adsorption characteristics of various flotation surfactants on the mineral surfaces is critical. The surfactant adsorption properties of the minerals, in turn, are controlled by the surface chemistry of the minerals, while the latter is related to the mineral crystal structures. In this paper, we first discuss the crystal structures of the four key minerals of diaspore, kaolinite, illite, and pyrophyllite as well as the broken bonds on their exposed surfaces after grinding. Next, we summarize the surface chemistry properties such as surface wettability and surface electrical properties of the four minerals, and the differences in these properties are explained from the perspective of mineral crystal structures. Then we review the adsorption mechanism and adsorption characteristics of surfactants such as collectors (cationic, anionic, and mixed surfactants), depressants (inorganic and organic), dispersants, and flocculants on these mineral surfaces. The separation of diaspore and aluminosilicates by direct flotation and reverse flotation are reviewed, and the collecting properties of different types of collectors are compared. Furthermore, the abnormal behavior of the cationic flotation of kaolinite is also explained in this section. This review provides a strong theoretical support for the optimization of the upgrading of diaspore bauxite ore by flotation and the early industrialization of the reverse flotation process.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.005
  • Mechanisms of pattern formation from dried sessile drops
    • Authors: Maryam Parsa; Souad Harmand; Khellil Sefiane
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Maryam Parsa, Souad Harmand, Khellil Sefiane
      The formation of patterns after the evaporation of colloidal droplets deposited on a solid surface is an everyday natural phenomenon. During the past two decades, this topic has gained broader audience due to its numerous applications in biomedicine, nanotechnology, printing, coating, etc. This paper presents a detailed review of the experimental studies related to the formation of various deposition patterns from dried droplets of complex fluids (i.e., nanofluids, polymers). First, this review presents the fundamentals of sessile droplet evaporation including evaporation modes and internal flow fields. Then, the most observed dried patterns are presented and the mechanisms behind them are discussed. The review ends with the categorisation and exhaustive investigation of a wide range of factors affecting pattern formation.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.007
  • BiOX (X = Cl, Br, I) photocatalytic nanomaterials: Applications for
           fuels and environmental management
    • Authors: Yang Yang; Chen Zhang; Cui Lai; Guangming Zeng; Danlian Huang; Min Cheng; Jiajia Wang; Fei Chen; Chengyun Zhou; Weiping Xiong
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Yang Yang, Chen Zhang, Cui Lai, Guangming Zeng, Danlian Huang, Min Cheng, Jiajia Wang, Fei Chen, Chengyun Zhou, Weiping Xiong
      Energy and environmental issues are the major concerns in our contemporary “risk society”. As a green technique, photocatalysis has been identified as a promising solution for above-mentioned problems. In recent decade, BiOX (X = Cl, Br, I) photocatalytic nanomaterials have sparked numerous interest as economical and efficient photocatalysts for energy conversion and environmental management. The distinctive physicochemical properties of BiOX nanomaterials, especially their energy band structures and levels as well as relaxed layered nanostructures, should be responsible for the visible-light-driven photocatalytic performance improvement, which could be utilized in dealing with the global energy and environmental challenges. In this review, recent advances for the enhancement of BiOX photocatalytic activity are detailedly summarized. Furthermore, the applications of BiOX photocatalysts in water splitting and refractory organic pollutants removal are highlighted to offer guidelines for better development in photocatalysis. Particularly, no relative reports in previous studies were documented in CO2 reduction as well as heavy metals and air pollutants removal, thus this review presented as a considerable research value. Challenges in the construction of high-performance BiOX-based photocatalytic systems are also discussed. With the exponential growth of studies on BiOX photocatalytic nanomaterials, this review provides unique and comprehensive perspectives to design BiOX-based photocatalytic systems with superior visible light photocatalytic activity. The knowledge of both the merits and demerits of BiOX photocatalysts are updated and provided as a reference.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.004
  • Analysis of an old controversy: The compensation temperature for
           micellization of surfactants
    • Authors: M. Pilar Vázquez-Tato; Francisco Meijide; Julio A. Seijas; Francisco Fraga; José Vázquez Tato
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 17 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): M. Pilar Vázquez-Tato, Francisco Meijide, Julio A. Seijas, Francisco Fraga, José Vázquez Tato
      The actual significance of the so-called compensation temperature T c for micellization of surfactants is reviewed. It is demonstrated that it is possible to obtain as many T c values as the number of temperature intervals in which the dependencies of enthalpy and entropy changes with temperature are analyzed. The value of each T c will be the central value T o of each temperature interval. These two facts suggest that T c is simply such experimental T o . Thus any physical interpretation derived from T c is unfounded.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.003
  • Emulsions in porous media: From single droplet behavior to applications
           for oil recovery
    • Authors: Antonio Perazzo; Giovanna Tomaiuolo; Valentina Preziosi; Stefano Guido
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Antonio Perazzo, Giovanna Tomaiuolo, Valentina Preziosi, Stefano Guido
      Emulsions are suspensions of droplets ubiquitous in oil recovery from underground reservoirs. Oil is typically trapped in geological porous media where emulsions are either formed in situ or injected to elicit oil mobilization and thus enhance the amount of oil recovered. Here, we briefly review basic concepts on geometrical and wetting features of porous media, including thin film stability and fluids penetration modes, which are more relevant for oil recovery and oil-contaminated aquifers. Then, we focus on the description of emulsion flow in porous media spanning from the behaviour of single droplets to the collective flow of a suspension of droplets, including the effect of bulk and interfacial rheology, hydrodynamic and physico-chemical interactions. Finally, we describe the particular case of emulsions used in underground porous media for enhanced oil recovery, thereby discussing some perspectives of future work. Although focused on oil recovery related topics, most of the insights we provide are useful towards remediation of oil-contaminated aquifers and for a basic understanding of emulsion flow in any kind of porous media, such as biological tissues.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.002
  • Phytochemical-assisted synthetic approaches for silver nanoparticles
           antimicrobial applications: A review
    • Authors: Janardhan Reddy Koduru; Suresh Kumar Kailasa; Jigna R. Bhamore; Ki-Hyun Kim; Tanushree Dutta; Kowsalya Vellingiri
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Janardhan Reddy Koduru, Suresh Kumar Kailasa, Jigna R. Bhamore, Ki-Hyun Kim, Tanushree Dutta, Kowsalya Vellingiri
      Silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) have recently emerged as promising materials in the biomedical sciences because of their antimicrobial activities towards a wide variety of microorganisms. Nanomaterial-based drug delivery systems with antimicrobial activity are critical as they may lead to novel treatments for cutaneous pathogens. In this review, we explore the recent progress on phytochemical-mediated synthesis of Ag NPs for antimicrobial treatment and associated infectious diseases. We discuss the biological activity of Ag NPs including mechanisms, antimicrobial activity, and antifungal/antiviral effects towards various microorganisms. The advent of Ag NP-based nanocarriers and nano-vehicles is also described for treatment of different diseases, along with the mechanisms of microbial inhibition. Overall, this review will provide a rational vision of the main achievements of Ag NPs as nanocarriers for inhibition of various microbial agents (bacteria, fungus, and virus).
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.03.001
  • Anisotropic surface chemistry properties and adsorption behavior of
           silicate mineral crystals
    • Authors: Longhua Xu; Jia Tian; Houqin Wu; Shuai Fang; Zhongyuan Lu; Caifeng Ma; Wei Sun; Yuehua Hu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 March 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Longhua Xu, Jia Tian, Houqin Wu, Shuai Fang, Zhongyuan Lu, Caifeng Ma, Wei Sun, Yuehua Hu
      Anisotropic surface properties of minerals play an important role in a variety of fields. With a focus on the two most intensively investigated silicate minerals (i.e., phyllosilicate minerals and pegmatite aluminosilicate minerals), this review highlights the research on their anisotropic surface properties based on their crystal structures. Four surface features comprise the anisotropic surface chemistry of minerals: broken bonds, energy, wettability, and charge. Analysis of surface broken bond and energy anisotropy helps to explain the cleavage and growth properties of mineral crystals, and understanding surface wettability and charge anisotropy is critical to the analysis of minerals' solution behavior, such as their flotation performance and rheological properties. In a specific reaction, the anisotropic surface properties of minerals are reflected in the adsorption strengths of reagents on different mineral surfaces. Combined with the knowledge of mineral crushing and grinding, a thorough understanding of the anisotropic surface chemistry properties and the anisotropic adsorption behavior of minerals will lead to the development of effective relational models comprising their crystal structure, surface chemistry properties, and targeted reagent adsorption. Overall, such a comprehensive approach is expected to firmly establish the connection between selective cleavage of mineral crystals for desired surfaces and designing novel reagents selectively adsorbed on the mineral surfaces. As tools to characterize the anisotropic surface chemistry properties of minerals, DLVO theory, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations are also reviewed.
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      PubDate: 2018-04-11T08:15:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.004
  • Quantum dot-decorated semiconductor micro- and nanoparticles: A review of
           their synthesis, characterization and application in photocatalysis
    • Authors: Beata Bajorowicz; Marek P. Kobylański; Anna Gołąbiewska; Joanna Nadolna; Adriana Zaleska-Medynska; Anna Malankowska
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 February 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Beata Bajorowicz, Marek P. Kobylański, Anna Gołąbiewska, Joanna Nadolna, Adriana Zaleska-Medynska, Anna Malankowska
      Quantum dot (QD)-decorated semiconductor micro- and nanoparticles are a new class of functional nanomaterials that have attracted considerable interest for their unique structural, optical and electronic properties that result from the large surface-to-volume ratio and the quantum confinement effect. In addition, because of QDs' excellent light-harvesting capacity, unique photoinduced electron transfer, and up-conversion behaviour, semiconductor nanoparticles decorated with quantum dots have been used widely in photocatalytic applications for the degradation of organic pollutants in both the gas and aqueous phases. This review is a comprehensive overview of the recent progress in synthesis methods for quantum dots and quantum dot-decorated semiconductor composites with an emphasis on their composition, morphology and optical behaviour. Furthermore, various approaches used for the preparation of QD-based composites are discussed in detail with respect to visible and UV light-induced photoactivity. Finally, an outlook on future development is proposed with the goal of overcoming challenges and stimulating further research into this promising field.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-25T16:57:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.003
  • Encapsulation, protection, and delivery of bioactive proteins and peptides
           using nanoparticle and microparticle systems: A review
    • Authors: David Julian McClements
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 16 February 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): David Julian McClements
      There are many examples of bioactive proteins and peptides that would benefit from oral delivery through functional foods, supplements, or medical foods, including hormones, enzymes, antimicrobials, vaccines, and ACE inhibitors. However, many of these bioactive proteins are highly susceptible to denaturation, aggregation or hydrolysis within commercial products or inside the human gastrointestinal tract (GIT). Moreover, many bioactive proteins have poor absorption characteristics within the GIT. Colloidal systems, which contain nanoparticles or microparticles, can be designed to encapsulate, retain, protect, and deliver bioactive proteins. For instance, a bioactive protein may have to remain encapsulated and stable during storage and passage through the mouth and stomach, but then be released within the small intestine where it can be absorbed. This article reviews the application of food-grade colloidal systems for oral delivery of bioactive proteins, including microemulsions, emulsions, nanoemulsions, solid lipid nanoparticles, multiple emulsions, liposomes, and microgels. It also provides a critical assessment of the characteristics of colloidal particles that impact the effectiveness of protein delivery systems, such as particle composition, size, permeability, interfacial properties, and stability. This information should be useful for the rational design of medical foods, functional foods, and supplements for effective oral delivery of bioactive proteins.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-25T16:57:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.002
  • Prodrugs, phospholipids and vesicular delivery - An effective triumvirate
           of pharmacosomes
    • Authors: Bhupinder Kapoor; Reena Gupta; Sachin Kumar Singh; Monica Gulati; Saranjit Singh
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 February 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Bhupinder Kapoor, Reena Gupta, Sachin Kumar Singh, Monica Gulati, Saranjit Singh
      With the advent from the laboratory bench to patient bedside in last five decades, vesicular systems have now come to be widely accepted as pragmatic means for controlled delivery of drugs. Their success stories include those of liposomes, niosomes and even the lately developed ethosomes and transferosomes. Pharmacosomes, which, as delivery systems offer numerous advantages and have been widely researched, however, remain largely unacknowledged as a successful delivery system. Though a large number of drugs have been derivatized and formulated into self-assembled vesicular systems, the term pharmacosomes has not been widely used while reporting them. Therefore, their relative obscurity may be attributed to the non-usage of the nomenclature of pharmacosomes by the researchers working in the area. We present a review on the scenario that lead to origin of these bio-inspired vesicles composed of self-assembling amphiphilic molecules. Various drugs that have been formulated into pharmacosomes, their characterization techniques, their properties relative to those of other vesicular delivery systems, and the success achieved so far are also discussed.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-25T16:57:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.01.003
  • The application of atomic force microscopy in mineral flotation
    • Authors: Yaowen Xing; Mengdi Xu; Xiahui Gui; Yijun Cao; Bent Babel; Martin Rudolph; Stefan Weber; Michael Kappl; Hans-Jürgen Butt
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Yaowen Xing, Mengdi Xu, Xiahui Gui, Yijun Cao, Bent Babel, Martin Rudolph, Stefan Weber, Michael Kappl, Hans-Jürgen Butt
      During the past years, atomic force microscopy (AFM) has matured to an indispensable tool to characterize nanomaterials in colloid and interface science. For imaging, a sharp probe mounted near to the end of a cantilever scans over the sample surface providing a high resolution three-dimensional topographic image. In addition, the AFM tip can be used as a force sensor to detect local properties like adhesion, stiffness, charge etc. After the invention of the colloidal probe technique it has also become a major method to measure surface forces. In this review, we highlight the advances in the application of AFM in the field of mineral flotation, such as mineral morphology imaging, water at mineral surface, reagent adsorption, inter-particle force, and bubble-particle interaction. In the coming years, the complementary characterization of chemical composition such as using infrared spectroscopy and Raman spectroscopy for AFM topography imaging and the synchronous measurement of the force and distance involving deformable bubble as a force sensor will further assist the fundamental understanding of flotation mechanism.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-25T16:57:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.01.004
  • Structures and properties of porphyrin-based film materials part I. The
           films obtained via vapor-assisted methods
    • Authors: S.M. Kuzmin; S.A. Chulovskaya; V.I. Parfenyuk
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 6 February 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): S.M. Kuzmin, S.A. Chulovskaya, V.I. Parfenyuk
      This review is devoted to porphyrin-based film materials. Various technological and scientific applications of ones are close to surface and interface related phenomena. In the part I of review the following topics are discussed the recent progress in field of submonolayers, monolayers and multilayers films on the vapor-solid interfaces, including results on (i) conformational behavior of adsorbed molecules, (ii) aggregation and surface phases formation, (iii) on-surface coordination networks, and (iv) on-surface chemical reactions. The examples of combined approaches to developing materials and porphyrin-based film materials application are also presented.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-25T16:57:11Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.02.001
  • Recent developments in dopamine-based materials for cancer diagnosis and
    • Authors: Hong Li; Yi Jia; Haonan Peng; Junbai Li
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 31 January 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Hong Li, Yi Jia, Haonan Peng, Junbai Li
      Dopamine-based materials are emerging as novel biomaterials and have attracted considerable interests in the fields of biosensing, bioimaging and cancer therapy due to their unique physicochemical properties, such as versatile adhesion property, high chemical reactivity, excellent biocompatibility and biodegradability, strong photothermal conversion capacity, etc. In this review, we present an overview of recent research progress on dopamine-based materials for diagnosis and therapy of cancer. The review starts with a summary of the physicochemical properties of dopamine-based materials in general. Then detailed description is followed on their applications in the fields of diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The review concludes with an outline of some remaining challenges for dopamine-based materials to be used for clinical applications.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-05T16:21:52Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2018.01.001
  • A review on suppression and utilization of the coffee-ring effect
    • Authors: Dileep Mampallil; Huseyin Burak Eral
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 January 2018
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Dileep Mampallil, Huseyin Burak Eral
      Evaporation of sessile droplets containing non-volatile solutes dispersed in a volatile solvent leaves behind ring-like solid stains. As the volatile species evaporates, pinning of the contact line gives rise to capillary flows that transport non-volatile solutes to the contact line. This phenomenon, called the coffee-ring effect, compromises the overall performance of industrially relevant manufacturing processes involving evaporation such as printing, biochemical analysis, manufacturing of nano-structured materials through colloidal and macromolecular patterning. Various approaches have been developed to suppress this phenomenon, which is otherwise difficult to avoid. The coffee-ring effect has also been leveraged to prepare new materials through convection induced assembly. This review underlines not only the strategies developed to suppress the coffee-ring effect but also sheds light on approaches to arrive at novel processes and materials. Working principles and applicability of these strategies are discussed together with a critical comparison.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-05T16:21:52Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.008
  • Gel-forming mucin interactome drives mucus viscoelasticity
    • Authors: Bastien Demouveaux; Valérie Gouyer; Frédéric Gottrand; Tetsuharu Narita; Jean-Luc Desseyn
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Bastien Demouveaux, Valérie Gouyer, Frédéric Gottrand, Tetsuharu Narita, Jean-Luc Desseyn
      Mucus is a hydrogel that constitutes the first innate defense in all mammals. The main organic component of mucus, gel-forming mucins, forms a complex network through both reversible and irreversible interactions that drive mucus gel formation. Significant advances in the understanding of irreversible gel-forming mucins assembly have been made using recombinant protein approaches. However, little is known about the reversible interactions that may finely modulate mucus viscoelasticity, which can be characterized using rheology. This approach can be used to investigate both the nature of gel-forming mucins interactions and factors that influence hydrogel formation. This knowledge is directly relevant to the development of new drugs to modulate mucus viscoelasticity and to restore normal mucus functions in diseases such as in cystic fibrosis. The aim of the present review is to summarize the current knowledge about the relationship between the mucus protein matrix and its functions, with emphasis on mucus viscoelasticity.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-05T16:21:52Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.005
  • High pressure-elevated temperature x-ray micro-computed tomography for
           subsurface applications
    • Authors: Stefan Iglauer; Maxim Lebedev
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 28 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Stefan Iglauer, Maxim Lebedev
      Physical, chemical and mechanical pore-scale (i.e. micrometer-scale) mechanisms in rock are of key importance in many, if not all, subsurface processes. These processes are highly relevant in various applications, e.g. hydrocarbon recovery, CO2 geo-sequestration, geophysical exploration, water production, geothermal energy production, or the prediction of the location of valuable hydrothermal deposits. Typical examples are multi-phase flow (e.g. oil and water) displacements driven by buoyancy, viscous or capillary forces, mineral-fluid interactions (e.g. mineral dissolution and/or precipitation over geological times), geo-mechanical rock behaviour (e.g. rock compaction during diagenesis) or fines migration during water production, which can dramatically reduce reservoir permeability (and thus reservoir performance). All above examples are 3D processes, and 2D experiments (as traditionally done for micro-scale investigations) will thus only provide qualitative information; for instance the percolation threshold is much lower in 3D than in 2D. However, with the advent of x-ray micro-computed tomography (μCT) – which is now routinely used – this limitation has been overcome, and such pore-scale processes can be observed in 3D at micrometer-scale. A serious complication is, however, the fact that the subsurface high pressures and elevated temperatures (HPET) prevail, due to the hydrostatic and geothermal gradients imposed upon it. Such HPET-reservoir conditions significantly change the above mentioned physical and chemical processes, e.g. gas density is much higher at high pressure, which strongly affects buoyancy and wettability and thus gas distributions in the subsurface; or chemical reactions are significantly accelerated at increased temperature, strongly affecting fluid-rock interactions and thus diagenesis and deposition of valuable minerals. It is thus necessary to apply HPET conditions to the aforementioned μCT experiments, to be able to mimic subsurface conditions in a realistic way, and thus to obtain reliable results, which are vital input parameters required for building accurate larger-scale reservoir models which can predict the overall reservoir-scale (hectometer-scale) processes (e.g. oil production or diagenesis of a formation). We thus describe here the basic workflow of such HPET-μCT experiments, equipment requirements and apparatus design; and review the literature where such HPET-μCT experiments were used and which phenomena were investigated (these include: CO2 geo-sequestration, oil recovery, gas hydrate formation, hydrothermal deposition/reactive flow). One aim of this paper is to give a guideline to users how to set-up a HPET-μCT experiment, and to provide a quick overview in terms of what is possible and what not, at least up to date. As a conclusion, HPET-μCT is a valuable tool when it comes to the investigation of subsurface micrometer-scaled processes, and we expect a rapidly expanding usage of HPET-μCT in subsurface engineering and the subsurface sciences.
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      PubDate: 2018-02-05T16:21:52Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.009
  • A review on cationic lipids with different linkers for gene delivery
    • Authors: Defu Zhi; Yuchao Bai; Jian Yang; Shaohui Cui; Yinan Zhao; Huiying Chen; Shubiao Zhang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 26 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Defu Zhi, Yuchao Bai, Jian Yang, Shaohui Cui, Yinan Zhao, Huiying Chen, Shubiao Zhang
      Cationic lipids have become known as one of the most versatile tools for the delivery of DNA, RNA and many other therapeutic molecules, and are especially attractive because they can be easily designed, synthesized and characterized. Most of cationic lipids share the common structure of cationic head groups and hydrophobic portions with linker bonds between both domains. The linker bond is an important determinant of the chemical stability and biodegradability of cationic lipid, and further governs its transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity. Based on the structures of linker bonds, they can be grouped into many types, such as ether, ester, amide, carbamate, disulfide, urea, acylhydrazone, phosphate, and other unusual types (carnitine, vinyl ether, ketal, glutamic acid, aspartic acid, malonic acid diamide and dihydroxybenzene). This review summarizes some research results concerning the nature (such as the structure and orientation of linker groups) and density (such as the spacing and the number of linker groups) of linker bond for improving the chemical stability, biodegradability, transfection efficiency and cytotoxicity of cationic lipid to overcome the critical barriers of in vitro and in vivo transfection.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-27T07:11:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.006
  • Advances in Self-Healing Materials Based on Vascular Networks with
           Mechanical Self-Repair Characteristics
    • Authors: Min Wook Lee; Seongpil An; Sam S. Yoon; Alexander L. Yarin
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Min Wook Lee, Seongpil An, Sam S. Yoon, Alexander L. Yarin
      Here, we review the state-of-the-art in the field of engineered self-healing materials. These materials mimic the functionalities of various natural materials found in the human body (e.g., the healing of skin and bones by the vascular system). The fabrication methods used to produce these “vascular-system-like” engineered self-healing materials, such as electrospinning (including co-electrospinning and emulsion spinning) and solution blowing (including coaxial solution blowing and emulsion blowing) are discussed in detail. Further, a few other approaches involving the use of hollow fibers are also described. In addition, various currently used healing materials/agents, such as dicyclopentadiene and Grubbs' catalyst, poly(dimethyl siloxane), and bisphenol-A-based epoxy, are described. We also review the characterization methods employed to verify the physical and chemical aspects of self-healing, that is, the methods used to confirm that the healing agent has been released and that it has resulted in healing, as well as the morphological changes induced in the damaged material by the healing agent. These characterization methods include different visualization and spectroscopy techniques and thermal analysis methods. Special attention is paid to the characterization of the mechanical consequences of self-healing. The effects of self-healing on the mechanical properties such as stiffness and adhesion of the damaged material are evaluated using the tensile test, double cantilever beam test, plane strip test, bending test, and adhesion test (e.g., blister test). Finally, the future direction of the development of these systems is discussed.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-27T07:11:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.010
  • Nanodarts, nanoblades, and nanospikes: Mechano-bactericidal nanostructures
           and where to find them
    • Authors: Nicholas Lin; Paula Berton; Christopher Moraes; Robin D. Rogers; Nathalie Tufenkji
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 24 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Nicholas Lin, Paula Berton, Christopher Moraes, Robin D. Rogers, Nathalie Tufenkji
      Over the past ten years, a next-generation approach to combat bacterial contamination has emerged: one which employs nanostructure geometry to deliver lethal mechanical forces causing bacterial cell death. In this review, we first discuss advances in both colloidal and topographical nanostructures shown to exhibit such “mechano-bactericidal” mechanisms of action. Next, we highlight work from pioneering research groups in this area of antibacterials. Finally, we provide suggestions for unexplored research topics that would benefit the field of mechano-bactericidal nanostructures. Traditionally, antibacterial materials are loaded with antibacterial agents with the expectation that these agents will be released in a timely fashion to reach their intended bacterial metabolic target at a sufficient concentration. Such antibacterial approaches, generally categorized as chemical-based, face design drawbacks as compounds diffuse in all directions, leach into the environment, and require replenishing. In contrast, due to their mechanisms of action, mechano-bactericidal nanostructures can benefit from sustainable opportunities. Namely, mechano-bactericidal efficacy needs not replenishing since they are not consumed metabolically, nor are they designed to release or leach compounds. For this same reason, however, their action is limited to the bacterial cells that have made direct contact with mechano-bactericidal nanostructures. As suspended colloids, mechano-bactericidal nanostructures such as carbon nanotubes and graphene nanosheets can pierce or slice bacterial membranes. Alternatively, surface topography such as mechano-bactericidal nanopillars and nanospikes can inflict critical membrane damage to microorganisms perched upon them, leading to subsequent cell lysis and death. Despite the infancy of this area of research, materials constructed from these nanostructures show remarkable antibacterial potential worthy of further investigation.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-27T07:11:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.007
  • The surface chemistry of sapphire-c: A literature review and a study on
           various factors influencing its IEP
    • Authors: J. Lützenkirchen; G.V. Franks; M. Plaschke; R. Zimmermann; F. Heberling; A. Abdelmonem; G.K. Darbha; D. Schild; A. Filby; P. Eng; J.G. Catalano; J. Rosenqvist; T. Preocanin; T. Aytug; D. Zhang; Y. Gan; B. Braunschweig
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): J. Lützenkirchen, G.V. Franks, M. Plaschke, R. Zimmermann, F. Heberling, A. Abdelmonem, G.K. Darbha, D. Schild, A. Filby, P. Eng, J.G. Catalano, J. Rosenqvist, T. Preocanin, T. Aytug, D. Zhang, Y. Gan, B. Braunschweig
      A wide range of isoelectric points (IEPs) has been reported in the literature for sapphire-c (α-alumina), also referred to as basal plane, (001) or (0001), single crystals. Interestingly, the available data suggest that the variation of IEPs is comparable to the range of IEPs encountered for particles, although single crystals should be much better defined in terms of surface structure. One explanation for the range of IEPs might be the obvious danger of contaminating the small surface areas of single crystal samples while exposing them to comparatively large solution reservoirs. Literature suggests that factors like origin of the sample, sample treatment or the method of investigation all have an influence on the surfaces and it is difficult to clearly separate the respective, individual effects. In the present study, we investigate cause-effect relationships to better understand the individual effects. The reference IEP of our samples is between 4 and 4.5. High temperature treatment tends to decrease the IEP of sapphire-c as does UV treatment. Increasing the initial miscut (i.e. the divergence from the expected orientation of the crystal) tends to increase the IEP as does plasma cleaning, which can be understood assuming that the surfaces have become less hydrophobic due to the presence of more and/or larger steps with increasing miscut or due to amorphisation of the surface caused by plasma cleaning. Pre-treatment at very high pH caused an increase in the IEP. Surface treatments that led to IEPs different from the stable value of reference samples typically resulted in surfaces that were strongly affected by subsequent exposure to water. The streaming potential data appear to relax to the reference sample behavior after a period of time of water exposure. Combination of the zeta-potential measurements with AFM investigations support the idea that atomically smooth surfaces exhibit lower IEPs, while rougher surfaces (roughness on the order of nanometers) result in higher IEPs compared to reference samples. Two supplementary investigations resulted in either surprising or ambiguous results. On very rough surfaces (roughness on the order of micrometers) the IEP lowered compared to the reference sample with nanometer-scale roughness and transient behavior of the rough surfaces was observed. Furthermore, differences in the IEP as obtained from streaming potential and static colloid adhesion measurements may suggest that hydrodynamics play a role in streaming potential experiments. We finally relate surface diffraction data from previous studies to possible interpretations of our electrokinetic data to corroborate the presence of a water film that can explain the low IEP. Calculations show that the surface diffraction data are in line with the presence of a water film, however, they do not allow to unambiguously resolve critical features of this film which might explain the observed surface chemical characteristics like the dangling OH-bond reported in sum frequency generation studies. A broad literature review on properties of related surfaces shows that the presence of such water films could in many cases affect the interfacial properties. Persistence or not of the water film can be crucial. The presence of the water film can in principle affect important processes like ice-nucleation, wetting behavior, electric charging, etc.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-27T07:11:37Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.004
  • Improving emulsion formation, stability and performance using mixed
           emulsifiers: A review
    • Authors: David Julian McClements; Seid Mahdi Jafari
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 9 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): David Julian McClements, Seid Mahdi Jafari
      The formation, stability, and performance of oil-in-water emulsions may be improved by using combinations of two or more different emulsifiers, rather than an individual type. This article provides a review of the physicochemical basis for the ability of mixed emulsifiers to enhance emulsion properties. Initially, an overview of the most important physicochemical properties of emulsifiers is given, and then the nature of emulsifier interactions in solution and at interfaces is discussed. The impact of using mixed emulsifiers on the formation and stability of emulsions is then reviewed. Finally, the impact of using mixed emulsifiers on the functional performance of emulsifiers is given, including gastrointestinal fate, oxidative stability, antimicrobial activity, and release characteristics. This information should facilitate the selection of combinations of emulsifiers that will have improved performance in emulsion-based products.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-12T13:48:47Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.001
  • Fundamental interfacial mechanisms underlying electrofreezing
    • Authors: Palash V. Acharya; Vaibhav Bahadur
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Palash V. Acharya, Vaibhav Bahadur
      This article reviews the fundamental interfacial mechanisms underlying electrofreezing (promotion of ice nucleation via the application of an electric field). Electrofreezing has been an active research topic for many decades, with applications in food preservation, cryopreservation, cryogenics and hydrate formation. There is substantial literature detailing experimental and simulations-based studies, which aim to understand the complex mechanisms underlying accelerated ice nucleation in the presence of electric fields and electrical charge. This work provides a critical review of all such studies. It is noted that application-focused studies of electrofreezing are excluded from this review; such studies have been previously reviewed in literature. This review focuses only on fundamental studies, which analyze the physical mechanisms underlying electrofreezing. Topics reviewed include experimental studies on electrofreezing (DC and AC electric fields), pyroelectricity-based control of freezing, molecular dynamics simulations of electrofreezing, and thermodynamics-based explanations of electrofreezing. Overall, it is seen that while electrofreezing can enable disruptive advancements in the control of liquid-to-solid phase change, our current understanding of the underlying mechanisms can be significantly improved through further studies of various interfacial effects coming into play.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-12T13:48:47Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.12.003
  • Nanotherapy for Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia: Targeting
           senile endothelium
    • Authors: Joseph DArrigo
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 December 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Joseph S. D'Arrigo
      Due to the complexity of Alzheimer's disease, multiple cellular types need to be targeted simultaneously in order for a given therapy to demonstrate any major effectiveness. Ultrasound-sensitive coated microbubbles (in a targeted lipid nanoemulsion) are available. Versatile small molecule drug(s) targeting multiple pathways of Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis are known. By incorporating such drug(s) into the targeted “lipid-coated microbubble” [LCM]/“nanoparticle-derived” [ND] (or LCM/ND) nanoemulsion type, one obtains a multitasking combination therapeutic for translational medicine. This multitasking therapeutic targets cell-surface scavenger receptors (mainly class B type I), or SR-BI, making possible for various Alzheimer's-related cell types to be simultaneously searched out for localized drug treatment in vivo. Besides targeting cell-surface SR-BI, the proposed LCM/ND-nanoemulsion combination therapeutic(s) include a characteristic lipid-coated microbubble [LCM] subpopulation (i.e., a stable LCM suspension); such film-stabilized microbubbles are well known to substantially reduce the acoustic power levels needed for accomplishing temporary noninvasive (transcranial) ultrasound treatment, or sonoporation, if additionally desired for the Alzheimer's patient.
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      PubDate: 2017-12-12T13:48:47Z
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    • Abstract: Publication date: November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, Volume 249

      PubDate: 2017-12-12T13:48:47Z
  • Hardening of particle/oil/water suspensions due to capillary bridges:
           Experimental yield stress and theoretical interpretation
    • Authors: Krassimir D. Danov; Mihail T. Georgiev; Peter A. Kralchevsky; Gergana M. Radulova; Theodor D. Gurkov; Simeon D. Stoyanov; Eddie G. Pelan
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 21 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Krassimir D. Danov, Mihail T. Georgiev, Peter A. Kralchevsky, Gergana M. Radulova, Theodor D. Gurkov, Simeon D. Stoyanov, Eddie G. Pelan
      Suspensions of colloid particles possess the remarkable property to solidify upon the addition of minimal amount of a second liquid that preferentially wets the particles. The hardening is due to the formation of capillary bridges (pendular rings), which connect the particles. Here, we review works on the mechanical properties of such suspensions and related works on the capillary-bridge force, and present new rheological data for the weakly studied concentration range 30–55 vol% particles. The mechanical strength of the solidified capillary suspensions, characterized by the yield stress Y, is measured at the elastic limit for various volume fractions of the particles and the preferentially wetting liquid. A quantitative theoretical model is developed, which relates Y with the maximum of the capillary-bridge force, projected on the shear plane. A semi-empirical expression for the mean number of capillary bridges per particle is proposed. The model agrees very well with the experimental data and gives a quantitative description of the yield stress, which increases with the rise of interfacial tension and with the volume fractions of particles and capillary bridges, but decreases with the rise of particle radius and contact angle. The quantitative description of capillary force is based on the exact theory and numerical calculation of the capillary bridge profile at various bridge volumes and contact angles. An analytical formula for Y is also derived. The comparison of the theoretical and experimental strain at the elastic limit reveals that the fluidization of the capillary suspension takes place only in a deformation zone of thickness up to several hundred particle diameters, which is adjacent to the rheometer's mobile plate. The reported experimental results refer to water-continuous suspension with hydrophobic particles and oily capillary bridges. The comparison of data for bridges from soybean oil and hexadecane surprisingly indicate that the yield strength is greater for the suspension with soybean oil despite its lower interfacial tension against water. The result can be explained with the different contact angles of the two oils in agreement with the theoretical predictions. The results could contribute for a better understanding, quantitative prediction and control of the mechanical properties of three-phase capillary suspensions solid/liquid/liquid.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-24T16:14:09Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.004
  • The flotation and adsorption of mixed collectors on oxide and silicate
    • Authors: Longhua Xu; Jia Tian; Houqin Wu; Zhongyuan Lu; Wei Sun; Yuehua Hu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 11 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Longhua Xu, Jia Tian, Houqin Wu, Zhongyuan Lu, Wei Sun, Yuehua Hu
      The analysis of flotation and adsorption of mixed collectors on oxide and silicate minerals is of great importance for both industrial applications and theoretical research. Over the past years, significant progress has been achieved in understanding the adsorption of single collectors in micelles as well as at interfaces. By contrast, the self-assembly of mixed collectors at liquid/air and solid/liquid interfaces remains a developing area as a result of the complexity of the mixed systems involved and the limited availability of suitable analytical techniques. In this work, we systematically review the processes involved in the adsorption of mixed collectors onto micelles and at interface by examining four specific points, namely, theoretical background, factors that affect adsorption, analytical techniques, and self-assembly of mixed surfactants at the mineral/liquid interface. In the first part, the theoretical background of collector mixtures is introduced, together with several core solution theories, which are classified according to their application in the analysis of physicochemical properties of mixed collector systems. In the second part, we discuss the factors that can influence adsorption, including factors related to the structure of collectors and environmental conditions. We summarize their influence on the adsorption of mixed systems, with the objective to provide guidance on the progress achieved in this field to date. Advances in measurement techniques can greatly promote our understanding of adsorption processes. In the third part, therefore, modern techniques such as optical reflectometry, neutron scattering, neutron reflectometry, thermogravimetric analysis, fluorescence spectroscopy, ultrafiltration, atomic force microscopy, analytical ultracentrifugation, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Vibrational Sum Frequency Generation Spectroscopy and molecular dynamics simulations are introduced in virtue of their application. Finally, focusing on oxide and silicate minerals, we review and summarize the flotation and adsorption of three most widely used mixed surfactant systems (anionic–cationic, anionic–nonionic, and cationic–nonionic) at the liquid/mineral interface in order to fully understand the self-assembly progress. In the end, the paper gives a brief future outlook of the possible development in the mixed surfactants.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.003
  • Surface self-assembly of colloidal crystals for micro- and nano-patterning
    • Authors: Ryan van Dommelen; Paola Fanzio; Luigi Sasso
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 8 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Ryan van Dommelen, Paola Fanzio, Luigi Sasso
      The controlled patterning of polymeric surfaces at the micro- and nanoscale offers potential in the technological development of small-scale devices, particularly within the fields of photovoltaics, micro-optics and lab- and organ-on-chip, where the topological arrangement of the surface can influence a system's power generation, optical properties or biological function - such as, in the latter case, biomimicking surfaces or topological control of cellular differentiation. One of the most promising approaches in reducing manufacturing costs and complexity is by exploitation of the self-assembling properties of colloidal particles. Self-assembly techniques can be used to produce colloidal crystals onto surfaces, which can act as replicative masks, as has previously been demonstrated with colloidal lithography, or templates in mold-replication methods with resolutions dependent on particle size. Within this context, a particular emerging interest is focused on the use of self-assembled colloidal crystal surfaces in polymer replication methods such as soft lithography, hot and soft embossing and nano-imprint lithography, offering low-cost and high-resolution alternatives to conventional lithographic techniques. However, there are still challenges to overcome for this surface patterning approach to reach a manufacturing reliability and process robustness comparable to competitive technologies already available in the market, as self-assembly processes are not always 100% effective in organizing colloids within a structural pattern onto the surface. Defects often occur during template fabrication. Furthermore, issues often arise mainly at the interface between colloidal crystals and other surfaces and substrates. Particularly when utilized in high-temperature pattern replication processes, poor adhesion of colloidal particles onto the substrate results in degradation of the patterning template. These effects can render difficulties in creating stable structures with little defect that are well controlled such that a large variety of shapes can be reproduced reliably. This review presents an overview of available self-assembly methods for the creation of colloidal crystals, organized by the type of forces governing the self-assembly process: fluidic, physical, external fields, and chemical. The main focus lies on the use of spherical particles, which are favorable due to their high commercial availability and ease of synthesis. However, also shape-anisotropic particle self-assembly will be introduced, since it has recently been gaining research momentum, offering a greater flexibility in terms of patterning. Finally, an overview is provided of recent research on the fabrication of polymer nano- and microstructures by making use of colloidal self-assembled templates.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.007
  • Fluorescence enhancement for noble metal nanoclusters
    • Authors: Dan Li; Zhenhua Chen; Xifan Mei
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 7 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Dan Li, Zhenhua Chen, Xifan Mei
      Noble metal nanoclusters have attracted great attentions in the area of fluorescence related applications due to their special properties such as low toxicity, excellent photostability and bio-compatibility. However, they still describe disadvantages for low quantum yield compared to quantum dots and organic dyes though the brightness of the fluorescence play an important role for the efficiency of the applications. Attentions have been attracted for exploring strategies to enhance the fluorescence based on the optical fundamentals through various protocols. Some methods have already been successfully proposed for obtaining relative highly fluorescent nanoclusters, which will potentially describe advantages for the application. In this review, we summarize the approach for enhancement of the fluorescence of the nanoclusters based on the modification of the properties, improvement of the synthesis process and optimization of the environment. The limitation and directions for future development of the fabrication of highly fluorescent metal nanoclusters are demonstrated.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.001
  • Physico-chemistry of bacterial transmission versus adhesion
    • Authors: Niar Gusnaniar; Henny C. van der Mei; Wenwen Qu; Titik Nuryastuti; Johanna M.M. Hooymans; Jelmer Sjollema; Henk J. Busscher
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 5 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Niar Gusnaniar, Henny C. van der Mei, Wenwen Qu, Titik Nuryastuti, Johanna M.M. Hooymans, Jelmer Sjollema, Henk J. Busscher
      Bacterial adhesion is a main problem in many biomedical, domestic, natural and industrial environments and forms the onset of the formation of a biofilm, in which adhering bacteria grow into a multi-layered film while embedding themselves in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances. It is usually assumed that bacterial adhesion occurs from air or by convective-diffusion from a liquid suspension, but often bacteria adhere by transmission from a bacterially contaminated donor to a receiver surface. Therewith bacterial transmission is mechanistically different from adhesion, as it involves bacterial detachment from a donor surface followed by adhesion to a receiver one. Transmission is further complicated when the donor surface is not covered with a single layer of adhering bacteria but with a multi-layered biofilm, in which case bacteria can be transmitted either by interfacial failure at the biofilm-donor surface or through cohesive failure in the biofilm. Transmission through cohesive failure in a biofilm is more common than interfacial failure. The aim of this review is to oppose surface thermodynamics and adhesion force analyses, as can both be applied towards bacterial adhesion, with their appropriate extensions towards transmission. Opposition of surface thermodynamics and adhesion force analyses, will allow to distinguish between transmission of bacteria from a donor covered with a (sub)monolayer of adhering bacteria or a multi-layered biofilm. Contact angle measurements required for surface thermodynamic analyses of transmission are of an entirely different nature than analyses of adhesion forces, usually measured through atomic force microscopy. Nevertheless, transmission probabilities based on Weibull analyses of adhesion forces between bacteria and donor and receiver surfaces, correspond with the surface thermodynamic preferences of bacteria for either the donor or receiver surface. Surfaces with low adhesion forces such as polymer-brush coated or nanostructured surfaces are thus preferable for use as non-adhesive receiver surfaces, but at the same time should be avoided for use as a donor surface. Since bacterial transmission occurs under a contact pressure between two surfaces, followed by their separation under tensile or shear pressure and ultimately detachment, this will affect biofilm structure. During the compression phase of transmission, biofilms are compacted into a more dense film. After transmission, and depending on the ability of the bacterial strain involved to produce extracellular polymeric substances, biofilm left-behind on a donor or transmitted to a receiver surface will relax to its original, pre-transmission structure owing to the viscoelasticity of the extracellular polymeric substances matrix, when present. Apart from mechanistic differences between bacterial adhesion and transmission, the low numbers of bacteria generally transmitted require careful selection of suitably sensitive enumeration methods, for which culturing and optical coherence tomography are suggested. Opposing adhesion and transmission as done in this review, not only yields a better understanding of bacterial transmission, but may stimulate researchers to more carefully consider whether an adhesion or transmission model is most appropriate in the specific area of application aimed for, rather than routinely relying on adhesion models.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.11.002
  • Water adsorption on carbon - A review
    • Authors: Lumeng Liu; Shiliang (Johnathan) Tan; Toshihide Horikawa; D.D. Do; D. Nicholson; Junjie Liu
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 2 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Lumeng Liu, Shiliang (Johnathan) Tan, Toshihide Horikawa, D.D. Do, D. Nicholson, Junjie Liu
      Water adsorption on carbonaceous materials has been studied increasingly in the recent years, not only because of its impact on many industrial processes, but also motivated by a desire to understand, at a fundamental level, the distinctive character of directional interactions between water molecules, and between water molecules and other polar groups, such as the functional groups (FGs) at the surfaces of graphene layers. This paper presents an extensive review of recent experimental and theoretical work on water adsorption on various carbonaceous materials, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of how water adsorption in carbonaceous materials relates to the concentration of FGs, their topology (arrangement of the groups) and the structure of the confined space in porous carbons. Arising from this review we are able to propose mechanisms for water adsorption in carbonaceous materials as the adsorbate density increases. The intricate interplay between the roles of FGs and confinement makes adsorption of water on carbon materials very different from that of other simple molecules.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-11T14:37:13Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.002
  • Complex coacervation in charge complementary biopolymers: Electrostatic
           versus surface patch binding
    • Authors: Jyotsana Pathak; Eepsita Priyadarshini; Kamla Rawat; H.B. Bohidar
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 3 November 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Jyotsana Pathak, Eepsita Priyadarshini, Kamla Rawat, H.B. Bohidar
      In this review, a number of systems are described to demonstrate the effect of polyelectrolyte chain stiffness (persistence length) on the coacervation phenomena, after we briefly review the field. We consider two specific types of complexation/coacervation: in the first type, DNA is used as a fixed substrate binding to flexible polyions such as gelatin A, bovine serum albumin and chitosan (large persistence length polyelectrolyte binding to low persistence length biopolymer), and in the second case, different substrates such as gelatin A, bovine serum albumin, and chitosan were made to bind to a polyion gelatin B (low persistence length substrate binding to comparable persistence length polyion). Polyelectrolyte chain flexibility was found to have remarkable effect on the polyelectrolyte-protein complex coacervation. The competitive interplay of electrostatic versus surface patch binding (SPB) leading to associative interaction followed by complex coacervation between these biopolymers is elucidated. We modelled the SPB interaction in terms of linear combination of attractive and repulsive Coulombic forces with respect to the solution ionic strength. The aforesaid interactions were established via a universal phase diagram, considering the persistence length of polyion as the sole independent variable.
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      PubDate: 2017-11-05T14:21:28Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.006
  • Polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acids: an overview of a neglected
           class of surfactants with multiresponsive properties
    • Authors: Leonardo Chiappisi
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 13 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Leonardo Chiappisi
      In this work, an overview on aqueous solutions of polyoxyethylene alkyl ether carboxylic acids is given. Unique properties arise from the combination of the nonionic, temperature-responsive polyoxyethylene block with the weakly ionic, pH-responsive carboxylic acid termination in a single surfactant headgroup. Accordingly, this class of surfactant finds broad application across very different sectors. Despite their large use on an industrial and a technical scale, the literature lacks a systematic and detailed characterization of their physico-chemical properties which is provided herein. In addition, a comprehensive overview is given of their self-assembly and interfacial behavior, of their use as colloidal building blocks and for large-scale applications.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-14T15:05:32Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.10.001
  • Durable superhydrophobic and superamphiphobic polymeric surfaces and their
           applications: A review
    • Authors: Kosmas Ellinas; Angeliki Tserepi; Evangelos Gogolides
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 1 October 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Kosmas Ellinas, Angeliki Tserepi, Evangelos Gogolides
      Wetting control is essential for many applications, such as self-cleaning, anti-icing, anti-fogging, antibacterial action as well as anti-reflection and friction control. While significant effort has been devoted to fabricate superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic surfaces (repellent to water and other low surface tension liquids), very few polymeric superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic surfaces can be considered as durable against various externally imposed stresses (e.g. application of heating, pressure, mechanical forces, chemical, etc.). Therefore, durability tests are extremely important for applications especially when such surfaces are made of “soft” materials. Here, we review the most recent and promising efforts reported towards the realization of durable, superhydrophobic/superamphiphobic, polymeric surfaces emphasizing the durability tests performed, and some important applications. We compare and put in context the scattered durability tests reported in the literature, and present conclusions, perspectives and challenges in the field.
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      PubDate: 2017-10-08T12:38:10Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.003
  • Macroion adsorption—Electrokinetic and optical methods
    • Authors: Aneta Michna
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 29 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Aneta Michna
      Recent studies on macroion adsorption at solid/liquid interfaces evaluated by electrokinetic and optical methods are reviewed. In the first section a description of electrokinetic phenomena at a solid surface is briefly outlined. Various methods for determining both static and dynamic properties of the electrical double layer, such as the appropriate location of the slip plane, are presented. Theoretical approaches are discussed concerning quantitative interpretation of streaming potential/current measurements of homogeneous macroscopic interfaces, both bare and formed by microsphere adsorption. Experimental results are presented, involving electrokinetic characteristics of bare surfaces, such as mica, silicon, glass etc. obtained from various types of electrokinetic cells. The surface conductivity effect on zeta potential is underlined. In the next section, various theoretical approaches, proposed to determine a distribution of electrostatic potential and flow distribution within macroion layers, are discussed. Accordingly, the influence of the uniform as well as non-uniform distribution of charges within macroion layer, the dissociation degree, and the surface conductance on electrokinetic parameters are discussed. The principles, the advantages and limits of optical techniques as well as AFM are briefly discussed in Section 4. The last section is devoted to the discussion of experimental data obtained by streaming potential/current measurements and optical methods, such as reflectometry, ellipsometry, surface plasmon resonance (SPR), colloid enhancement, and fluorescence technique, for mono- and multilayers of macroions. Results of polycations (PEI, PAMAM dendrimers, PAH, PDADMAC) and polyanions (PAA, PSS) adsorption on mica, silicon, gold, and PTFE are quantitatively interpreted in terms of theoretical approaches postulating the three dimensional charge distribution or the random sequential adsorption model (RSA). Macroion bilayer formation, experimentally examined by streaming current measurements, and theoretically interpreted in terms of the comprehensive formalism is also reviewed. The utility of electrokinetic measurements, combined with optical methods, for a precise, in situ characteristics of macroion mono- and multilayer formation at solid/liquid interfaces is pointed out.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-30T10:37:34Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.004
  • Surface modification using TEMPO and its derivatives
    • Authors: Megiel
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 20 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Elżbieta Megiel
      This article provides an overview of the methods for surface modification based on the use of stable radicals: 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxyl (TEMPO) and its derivatives. Two approaches are discussed. The first relies on the immobilization of TEMPO moieties on the surface of various materials including silicon wafers, silica particles, organic polymers as well as diverse nanomaterials. Applications of such materials with spin labeled surface/interface, in (electro)catalysis, synthesis of novel hybrid nanostructures and nanocomposites as well as in designing of organic magnets and novel energy storage devices are also included in the discussion. The second approach utilizes TEMPO and its derivatives for the grafting of polymer chains and polymer brushes formation on flat and nanostructure surfaces via Nitroxide Mediated Radical Polymerization (NMRP). The influence of such polymer modification on surface/interface physicochemical properties is also presented.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-23T16:27:19Z
  • Functional polymer materials affecting cell attachment
    • Authors: Bo Jiang; Jian Yang; Nahla Rahoui; Nadia Taloub; Yu Dong Huang
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Bo Jiang, Jian Yang, Nahla Rahoui, Nadia Taloub, Yu Dong Huang
      This review discusses the functional polymer materials effect on the cell adhesion. The applied polymer materials for the cell adhesion purpose was prepared based on organic fibers and biocompatible hydrogel. On the other hand, the active peptides are incorporated into the polymer materials substrate via the cysteine-containing peptides and N-hydroxysuccinimide-active group. Cancer cells and normal cells were presented for the selective adhesion via the introduced polymer materials substrate containing active peptides including Arginine–Glycine-Aspartic and Isoleucine-Lysine–Valine-Alanine–Valine sequence peptides. This selectivity is revealed by a significant cooperativity between specific and non-specific cell adhesion. This study is of a great impact for the design of the polymeric structures for cell attachment.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.002
  • Functionalization of single solid state nanopores to mimic biological ion
           channels: A review
    • Authors: Mathilde Lepoitevin; Tianji Ma; Mikhael Bechelany; Jean-Marc-Janot; Sebastien Balme
      Abstract: Publication date: Available online 14 September 2017
      Source:Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
      Author(s): Mathilde Lepoitevin, Tianji Ma, Mikhael Bechelany, Jean-Marc-Janot, Sebastien Balme
      In nature, ion channels are highly selective pores and act as gate to ensure selective ion transport, allowing ions to cross the membrane. By mimicking them, single solid state nanopore devices emerge as a new, powerful class of molecule sensors that allow for the label-free detection of biomolecules (DNA, RNA, and proteins), non-biological polymers, as well as small molecules. In this review, we exhaustively describe the fabrication and functionalization techniques to design highly robust and selective solid state nanopores. First we outline the different materials and methods to design nanopores, we explain the ionic conduction in nanopores, and finally we summarize some techniques to modify and functionalize the surface in order to obtain biomimetic nanopores, responding to different external stimuli.
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      PubDate: 2017-09-17T15:52:00Z
      DOI: 10.1016/j.cis.2017.09.001
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